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Case Study: The Rent-A-Center Loss Prevention Challenge

Case Study: The Rent-A-Center Loss Prevention Challenge

Joe, a would-be thief, couldn’t believe his luck. Here was a store willing to hand him a brand-new, state-of-the-art smartphone with no credit check and a few dollars down. And just two doors away was another retail store—this one advertising that it paid top dollar for smartphones.

The criminal wheels in   Read More


People Who Steal: Revealing Quotes from Offender Interviews

People Who Steal: Revealing Quotes from Offender Interviews

The Loss Prevention Research Council conducts more than 100 in-person interviews with active shoplifters each year. Much of what they say pertains to whether they see/get/fear a particular theft deterrent. Other comments and musings reveal unexpected thought patterns and rationales put forth by people who steal.

What follows are direct quotes   Read More


Training Makes a Difference

The loss prevention/asset protection industry is full of hard-chargers—individuals striving to get better, to excel at what they do, to make a difference. But increasing loss, crime, and intense retail competition mean we need to continue to get even better.

And the LP industry has really responded over the last years   Read More


LPRC Hosts 350 LP Executives to Explore Evidence-Based Retail Strategies

LPRC Hosts 350 LP Executives to Explore Evidence-Based Retail Strategies

Under the theme “Precision LP,” the Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC) IMPACT conference concluded Wednesday after three days of presentations ranging from research results to case studies to law enforcement partnerships. Over 350 industry retail, supplier, and manufacturing executives attended the three-day event October 2-4 held on the University of   Read More


How to Win with Your Loss Prevention Strategies

How to Win with Your Loss Prevention Strategies

Regardless of what your company sells, where you sell it, or your total store count, you as a loss prevention or asset protection professional must win. Life safety, frightened customers and team members, dangerously low margins, and liability are some of your business risks. Violence, theft, fraud, and even poor   Read More


Should I Remove that Old Legacy Tech from My Stores?

Should I Remove that Old Legacy Tech from My Stores?

As we march closer to 2020, a few common themes have emerged among the research questions that the Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC) receives from its membership base. While much of our research seeks to provide insight on whether introducing a new loss prevention technology solution or policy to your   Read More