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A Brief History of Loss Prevention

A Brief History of Loss Prevention

The history of loss prevention reflects the dynamic nature of the industry and shows how it has risen in importance in the retail world since its inception. Back in the Sixties, retailers called the departments that were engaged to impact loss security. Many of the practitioners in those departments fit   Read More


Gems of Leadership for Loss Prevention

Gems of Leadership for Loss Prevention

EDITOR’S NOTE: Richard Mellor is divisional vice president of loss prevention at Helzberg Diamonds based in Kansas City, Missouri. He assumed this position in March 1999 after nearly 30 years of loss prevention experience in traditional department stores, including The Bon Ton, Macy’s, Woodward & Lothrop, John Wanamaker, and Strawbridges.
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Emerging Trends in Loss Prevention

Emerging Trends in Loss Prevention

A Short History of Loss Prevention
In the sixties, retailers called the departments that were engaged to impact loss security. Many of the practitioners in those departments fit the nomenclature of their department in demeanor, behavior, action, and results. There was little communication between the security practitioners and the senior management   Read More