Thefts from retailers and other inventory shrink grew to $48.9 billion in 2016 from $45.2 billion the year before, even as budget constraints left retail security budgets flat or declining, according to the annual National Retail Security Survey released by the National Retail Federation and the University of Florida. Shrink Read More
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“The pen is mightier than the sword” is a tried-and-true axiom that virtually everyone has heard applied to the world of media or, in some context or another, to the skill of writing. But how does it apply to the world of the retail store audit checklist?
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By Jack Trlica
The 2017 National Retail Security Survey (NRSS) input form is now available for retailers to provide shrinkage and other loss prevention benchmarking data. Dr. Richard Hollinger, professor emeritus at the University of Florida and consultant to the National Retail Federation (NRF) who sponsors the survey, said, “I strongly encourage all Read More
Following are a few article summaries that can provide you with a small taste of the original content available to you every day through our daily digital offerings, which are offered free through LossPreventionMedia.com. In addition to our daily newsletter, a comprehensive library of original content is available to our Read More
Here we are at the third and final installment of the first fifteen years of Loss Prevention magazine. I had indicated in the first two articles that part of the third article would include a future look at some of the most important loss prevention technologies and practices such as Read More
Welcome to the second of three installments covering the first fifteen years of Loss Prevention magazine. I hope you enjoyed the first part in our September–October issue. We will now look at trends and changes in the industry through the eyes of the magazine beginning in 2007 up through 2011. Read More
Following an important topic that has been widely discussed throughout 2016, recent retail industry trends have explored the relationship between wage increases and the impact on employee performance. For example, we can look at the recent protests associated with the “Fight for Fifteen” and employee efforts to raise the minimum Read More
This past week LP Magazine celebrated its 15th year anniversary during the magazine’s annual board meeting, which was held this year in Sanibel Island, Florida. While the time seems to have gone by in a blink of an eye since the magazine was first announced at the NRF Conference in Read More
Based on another project, I have spent two months combing over every issue of Loss Prevention magazine. Being a reader from the very beginning and contributing content every now and then, I thought I was pretty familiar with the magazine’s history, its development, and the changes in the industry over Read More
Results from the 25th annual National Retail Security Survey (NRSS) were recently released at the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) PROTECT Conference, which was held in Philadelphia in June.
“The impact of shrinkage on the retail industry continues to be sizeable. With an average shrink rate of 1.38 percent, this cost the overall US retail economy $45.2 billion in 2015. While the shrinkage percentage is identical to last year’s study, the dollar impact has increased due to the growth in retail sales. The good news is that the shrinkage percentage reported during the past two years is the lowest ever observed in the history of the NRSS.”In the column, Hollinger also divulges the latest information about loss prevention budgets and hiring patterns:
“LP budgets remain flat as a percentage of sales. Unfortunately, most retail executives are still not satisfied with the resources they are being given to fight the war against retail loss. Nevertheless, the total number of LP personnel per $1 billion in sales did increase slightly from 32.47 in 2014 to 37.5 in 2015. As expected, most of the employment additions were in exempt positions; non-exempt employees declined slightly.”The survey was conducted in April in collaboration with the NRF. Eighty retailers participated in the study. NRF members can review the entire survey by logging into nrf.com/resources/retail-library/national-retail-security-survey-2016. Check out “2016 National Retail Security Survey Key Findings” to read the full column and discover current data surrounding shoplifting and dishonest employee trends, as well as plenty of other crucial information. You can also visit the Table of Contents for the July-August 2016 issue or register for a free subscription to the magazine.
In his Academic Viewpoint column for the July-August 2016 issue of LP Magazine, Richard Hollinger, Ph.D., reveals a number of key findings from Read More