A few years back, I was asked to conduct my first telephone-based loss prevention interview with an hourly employee. He was suspected of merchandise theft, and my supervisor insisted that I conduct the interview over the phone as the suspect was 800 miles away in another state, and the case Read More
Tag: merchandise theft
A question frequently asked by the typical retail customer—and even some loss prevention professionals just getting started in their careers—involves many of the smaller stores where they shop, and how shoplifting and other retail shrink concerns are managed in retail stores with no loss prevention team.
First and foremost, few retail Read More
The 21st century posed a major conundrum for the retailers: how to fight online competition and improve brick-and-mortar store performance, and how to increase retail foot traffic without compromising store security and safety measures.
However, increasing the number of customers results in a heavier workload for loss prevention teams, which makes Read More
This LPM Digital department serves to remind our readers that LP Magazine goes beyond the world of print. In fact, we have a comprehensive array of content available at LossPreventionMedia.com. Following are summaries of some of the original content published daily on our website that is available free to our Read More
Amazon, 50,000. Kohl’s, 69,000. Target, 70,000. Macy’s, 83,000. Retailers have announced some impressive seasonal hiring numbers for the 2016 Christmas and holiday season. Read More
The Sport Chalet experience is focused on “premier sporting goods and expert advice.” There are some distinct anti-shrink and fraud-prevention features built into the Sport Chalet experience. That’s not to say that shoplifters cannot be a scourge to this upscale sports supplies retailer, but nonetheless, even the most experienced and Read More
By James Lee
Something was amiss at the Target stores in Atlanta. Small, high-ticket items such as razors and film were disappearing from store shelves at an alarming rate. The stores’ assets protection teams were doing all they could to address the problem, but catching individual shoplifters didn’t appear to be making much Read More