Tag: merchandising systems


The Link Between On-Shelf Availability, Sales, and Loss

The Link Between On-Shelf Availability, Sales, and Loss

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


Drug Diversion: Preventing Retail Pharmacy Theft

Drug Diversion: Preventing Retail Pharmacy Theft

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


An Access Control Definition for AP

An Access Control Definition for AP

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


Store Detective Responsibilities and Characteristics

Store Detective Responsibilities and Characteristics

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?

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An LPRC study   Read More


Lessons Learned to Help You Tackle a Loss Prevention Manual

Lessons Learned to Help You Tackle a Loss Prevention Manual

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


Workplace Health and Safety: Dispelling the Myths

Workplace Health and Safety: Dispelling the Myths

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


Top Apps for Loss Prevention Professionals

Top Apps for Loss Prevention Professionals

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


The 60-Second Guide to Total Retail Loss

The 60-Second Guide to Total Retail Loss

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