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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


An Academic Approach to LP

An Academic Approach to LP

EDITOR’S NOTE: Richard C. Hollinger, Ph.D. is a professor in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He is also the director of the Security Research Project, an academic research institute that focuses exclusively on retail loss prevention and security issues, including conducting the annual National Retail Security Survey. 

Dr.   Read More


LP and HR—Managing Two Seemingly Divergent Functions

LP and HR—Managing Two Seemingly Divergent Functions

EDITOR’S NOTE: Dan Doyle is vice president of loss prevention and human resource administration for Beall’s Inc. of Bradenton, Florida. He is not only responsible for LP and HR, but also maintenance and facilities, inventory control, and serves as political action committee administrator, 401K plan trustee, and the company’s ethics   Read More