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The Mobile Point of Sale Marches on in Retail

The Mobile Point of Sale Marches on in Retail

In 2013, nearly 66 percent of US smartphone owners used their devices to help them shop, and 80 percent of smartphone owners said they want more mobile-optimized product information while they’re shopping in stores (see Figure 1). These are the sorts of statistics driving the retail-sector mobile revolution. Retailers are   Read More


Six Steps to a Successful Loss Prevention Program, Part 4

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the fourth in a series of articles discussing a strategic approach to formulating a targeted loss prevention program. The first part appeared in the July/August 2005 issue. It and the second and third installments can be found in the Archives section of the LossPreventionMedia.com website.
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Remodeling Loss Prevention at The Home Depot

Remodeling Loss Prevention at The Home Depot

EDITOR’S NOTE: Tom Fricke (pictured to the left) joined The Home Depot in November, 2005, as vice president of asset protection with responsibility for loss prevention, safety, environmental programs, and crisis management/business continuity. Fricke came to The Home Depot from Giant Eagle Inc., where he was chief administrative officer. Previously, he worked at PepsiCo for over eleven years   Read More


LP Transformation at Limited Brands

LP Transformation at Limited Brands

LP Magazine recently had the opportunity to talk with three senior leaders of Limited Brands, one of the nation’s most prominent retailers with 3,800 stores, almost $10 billion annual sales, and over 100,000 employees. Limited Brands is well-known throughout the loss prevention industry as having dramatically transformed its LP program   Read More


Serving Up Security in the Chain Restaurant Industry

Serving Up Security in the Chain Restaurant Industry

EDITOR’S NOTE: Gene James is director of asset protection for Jack in the Box, where he is responsible for safety and security for nearly 1,600 quick-service restaurants in seventeen states.After a twenty-year career in the U.S. Army military police, James moved into loss preventions positions with Kmart, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Tricon Global Restaurants, and AVI Foodsystems   Read More


Hot Products—Protecting Our Best Stuff

Hot Products—Protecting Our Best Stuff

Think about it, much of our merchandise is occasionally purchased or lost. But some items just seem to fly out of the store.

Recent research in the United States and the United Kingdom indicates less than 20 percent of a store’s products account for more than 80 percent of its inventory losses. This makes sense since most things are   Read More


Focusing on Execution

Focusing on Execution

EDITOR’S NOTE: Keith L. White is senior vice president of loss prevention and corporate administration for Gap Inc., one of the world’s largest specialty retailers with three highly recognized apparel brands—Gap, Banana Republic, and Old Navy. 

White began his career in 1986 as a loss prevention supervisor with a discount retailer in Chicago where he   Read More