The NRF PROTECT conference’s Ring of Excellence Award recognizes pioneers in the retail LP/AP community whose honor, integrity and character have served as a lasting example for the profession. The NRF is proud to announce that the 2018 recipient of the NRF PROTECT Ring of Excellence is Bob MacLea. Read More
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As technological advances have occurred in other domains such as computer science, the realm of capabilities in our LP/AP world has exploded. However, all too often, there is a willingness to believe that technology offers a panacea. Read More
It’s complicated. We don’t want to overplay our hand here, but the role and responsibility of today’s asset protection professionals is increasingly complex, and mission critical, to their organizations. Think about it: LP is protecting globally traveling people, extensive supply chains, hundreds or thousands of stores, distribution centers and offices, Read More
Manufacturer involvement in designing product protection is decades old, noted University of Florida research scientist Read Hayes, PhD, CPP. He remembers Walt Disney’s Buena Vista Pictures as being an early pioneer in coordinating with retailers to prevent theft. Video releases such as Beauty and the Beast were massive hits with Read More
More than lecture, video, or computer-aided instruction and pen-and-pencil testing, situational exercises or scenario training provides supervisors with a picture of how ready an officer is to handle an event. Read More
Approximately fifty asset protection pyramid heads participated in last fall’s APLC meeting in Nashville. During the meetings, eight different retailers hosted store visits, providing insight into their top asset protection challenges. Read More
The Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC) has released their 2018 research agenda, containing 60 planned projects for the year. LPRC research scientists will collaborate with retail members and solution partners to complete these research projects, which will be presented at the LPRC annual IMPACT conference.
The agenda is publicly available on Read More
By John Wilson
If connectivity in today’s digital world represents “everything,” then surely the opposite must be true of disconnectivity.
As we immerse ourselves in the 21st century and the Internet of Things—the symbiosis between design and device—and live our lives according to the new laws of online and omni-channel retailing that are but Read More
Regardless of the protective progress retailers and solutions providers are making, thieves are still carrying off billions of dollars’ worth of goods annually. While merchandise loss costs retailers huge amounts of money, theft-driven product out-of-stocks, and sometimes locked-up goods, it also deters sales to good customers. Happy, buying customers are Read More