In his bestselling book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey presented a holistic, principle-based approach for solving personal and professional problems. This got the ECR team thinking: what if for “highly effective people,” we read “low-inventory shrink retailers”? What then would be the habits of low-shrink retailers? Read More
Tag: loss prevention strategy
Policies and operations may be the foundation of a loss prevention strategy, but it takes significant cultural change, input from all levels of employees, and a collective effort on behalf of all departments to ultimately have a positive effect on reducing shrinkage. No single employee or department can combat this Read More
By Dan Faketty
In today’s retail business environment, everyone is seeking a competitive advantage. It could be in technology, people, business practices, or newly developed programs. The best strategy in the world, however, becomes meaningless if it is not executed properly.
I have been fortunate to have a high degree of success at executing Read More
According to the 2016 National Retail Security Survey, US businesses lost around $45.2 billion in 2015 to retail theft, more than 1.38 percent of overall sales, making retail theft one of the leading issues facing retailers today.
Shoplifting and ORC Fraud Rings
According to the National Association of Shoplifting Prevention (2006), more Read More
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In recent years, senior loss prevention executives throughout retail have had to come to grips with a different type of promotional sale events—the all-too-frequent store-closing sale.
It is no longer a rarity that LP managers are called upon to design and implement shrink-control programs that protect inventories throughout the process of closing a retail store. Read More
Last month, the first book on analytics for loss prevention was released, Essentials of Modeling and Analytics: Retail Risk Management and Asset Protection. The book explores the relationship between criminology theory, analytics and loss prevention. In a series of articles for LP Magazine, the authors will highlight a few thought-provoking Read More
Retail Touchpoints’ sixth annual Store Operations Superstar Award winners have recently been announced—and one convenience store retailer is happy to hear the news. This year, 7-Eleven earned the gold medal for its loss prevention strategy.
According to the Superstar Awards report, “convenience store asset protection differs from other retail, especially at Read More
Benefit denial, which has a long history as an effective loss prevention strategy, is now taking an even more central role in stopping retail theft. Read More
LP has turned much of its attention in recent years away from petty shoplifters to crooked store associates and organized retail crime—and seemingly for good reason. Read More