Read Hayes, Ph.D., CPP, is the director of the Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC) and coordinator of the Loss Prevention Research Team at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Hayes started his LP career with Robinsons of Florida before joining J. Byron’s, which later became Ross Stores. He left his LP Read More
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“There are very few African-American men in this country who haven’t had the experience of being followed when they were shopping in a department store. That includes me.”
– President Barack Obama
How does it make you feel when you hear the President of the United States making these remarks about racial Read More
Melissa Mitchell is director of loss prevention and inventory control for LifeWay Christian Stores, which is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee. Mitchell joined LifeWay after a tour of duty in the U.S. Air Force and then over 20 years in retail loss prevention. She worked her way up from store detective Read More
Dan Provost, LPC, is vice president of global loss prevention for Staples. His retail career began more than 25 years ago as a store manager in a small-box retailer. Provost has served in various roles since that time with Toys“R”Us and is currently approaching his sixteenth year of service at Read More
EDITOR’S NOTE: Melissa Mitchell, CFI, is director of loss prevention at LifeWay Christian Stores. She joined the company in 2001 after holding various LP roles at Service Merchandise, Cato, Rose’s Stores, Revco Drug, and TJ Maxx. Mitchell is a longtime member of the National Retail Federation loss prevention advisory council Read More
Every LP trade show we attended this year featured one or more presentations on data security. In this edition of the magazine, we are adding to the conversation with several articles.
The cover story entitled “Building a New Defense Team” features interviews with several experts who presented at the National Retail Read More
I am back in the saddle again after undergoing hip replacement surgery this past summer. That is why you did not see me at the National Retail Federation LP conference in San Diego in June, when I usually report preliminary shrinkage statistics. It is also the primary reason that the 2012 Read More
By James Lee
Editor’s Note: Michael P. Keenan, CPP, is vice president of loss prevention for Ross Stores, Inc., based in Newark, CA. He oversees all LP functions for Ross’ more than 450 stores located in 22 states. Prior to joining Ross, Keenan worked for Macy’s West/Federated for almost 16 years.
Keenan is currently Read More