You are driving to work as a supermarket supply-chain manager. The hot weekend weather has continued, it’s a lovely Monday morning, yet you’re surprised when your boss calls so early. Agitated, he shares how he just discovered from the CEO that all stores were reporting a massive sales loss because Read More
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LP Magazine’s top articles touch on some of the industry’s most controversial issues. This story examines one such disputed topic: the nature and necessity of excessive force when it comes to apprehending shoplifters.
As part of a 2015 civil lawsuit, an Omaha jury ordered a discount store to pay Richard “Dave” Read More
By Joseph Muha
As loss prevention professionals, we are all familiar with the nuts and bolts of running an investigation for a concealed shortage, cash register shortage, or a robbery. We have become the subject-matter experts with regard to merchandise or cash losses as well as developing an expanded role in safety.
One area Read More
What do you know about access control? Vague ideas about authorization, authentication, locks, and keys may come to mind. The truth is, identifying an appropriate access control definition depends on the industry you’re working in.
In a feature article for the July–August 2017 issue, LP Magazine Contributing Writer Dave DiSilva brings Read More
How do you win at loss prevention? This question is currently under investigation by the Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC) and the University of Florida. Essentially, researchers want to know how LP/AP efforts can successfully support a retail enterprise. What qualities and capabilities are needed, for instance?
An LPRC study Read More
Writing a loss prevention manual—or rehabilitating a long-forgotten one—is no easy task. But trying to operate without a robust guiding document can also be complicated.
Consider the experience of one executive who, upon arrival at his new post, found that the last department manual had been written on a typewriter. Soon Read More
By Gerard Hand
As a young boy, my dreams didn’t include wanting to be a workplace health and safety professional. In fact, I probably wasn’t alone in that—few people decide on this profession as a first career of choice. President of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health in 2013, speaking and training Read More
Dunkin’ Brands is the holding company for two US fast-food chain restaurants: Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins. Although these brands originated in the mid-20th century on opposite sides of the United States (Dunkin’ Donuts in Massachusetts and Baskin-Robbins in California), they are still enjoyed today by people all over the country.
David Read More
Back-to-school season marks a fresh start for everyone, even the loss prevention professional. The influx of composition notebooks, day planners, and freshly sharpened pencils in store displays has everyone thinking about getting a little more organized. This is where your smartphone comes in.
A slew of mobile apps are making the Read More
By Adrian Beck
A recent report from the Retail Industry Leaders Association advocates a radical new way to think about how to understand and measure retail loss.
Shrink No Longer Cutting the Mustard
There is no agreed definition of what constitutes “shrinkage.”
Most estimates are based only upon measures of merchandise losses where the Read More