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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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We all have common-sense   Read More


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


Deterring Loss with Humility and Respect

Deterring Loss with Humility and Respect

EDITOR’S NOTE: Paul Stone is vice president of asset protection and risk management at Best Buy based in Minneapolis. Stone started his loss prevention career as a store detective for JCPenney. He also held LP positions with Mainstreet and Pamida prior to joining Best Buy in 1991. Stone sits on the board of directors of The Loss Prevention Foundation and on the editorial board of LossPrevention   Read More


Challenging Assumptions—Putting LP under the Microscope

Challenging Assumptions—Putting LP under the Microscope

Doctors do it, so do engineers, and police officers…even farmers. More and more professions are using rigorous data to create, refine, and measure what they do. So, too, is loss prevention. The demand to really “get it right” means moving from primarily anecdotal to fact-based decision making. As loss prevention professionals, we need to get   Read More


Avian Flu Pandemic!

Newspaper headlines like this are growing in frequency. It’s no wonder the $25 billion US poultry industry is watching this dreaded outbreak with intense scrutiny. A major outbreak in this country would cause consumers to stop eating poultry, temporarily damaging the industry as well at the restaurants that specialize in chicken products.

In the supermarket industry,   Read More


Interviewing the Gurus of Interviewing

Interviewing the Gurus of Interviewing

EDITOR’S NOTE: Douglas E. Wicklander, CFI, CFE, and David E. Zulawski, CFI, CFE, are the founding partners of Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates, Inc. Founded in 1982, the firm specializes in investigations, interview, and polygraph techniques.
Prior to forming the company, Wicklander was employed by John E. Reid and Associates from 1971 to   Read More