Since last June’s National Retail Federation (NRF) loss prevention conference, there have been a lot of changes—and not all of them have been good. Attendees to this year’s NRF PROTECT conference, June 27 – 28 in Washington DC, will be learning how to navigate in retail and loss prevention environments Read More
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As technology draws us deeper into a new age of business enterprise, we are continuously bombarded with challenges and opportunities involving those with malicious intentions. Data security attacks come at us from every direction as the ingenuity of criminal minds seek new and creative ways to infiltrate our information resources Read More
Why should video be high on loss prevention’s list of priorities? Because a fundamental change has created a wave of innovation and will fuel advances for years to come.
Once, back when Canon made a splash with its “Image is Everything” advertising campaign, it really was. CCTV offered images of sales Read More
Bill Turner, LPC, has been a reader and contributor to Loss Prevention magazine since its inception in 2001. Now, as the publication celebrates its 15-year anniversary, Turner looks back at the early history of Loss Prevention magazine (now known as LP Magazine) in a feature article in the September-October 2016 issue.
“As Executive Editor Jim Lee and Managing Editor Jack Trlica tell the story, it began with the belief that retail loss prevention professionals needed their own magazine. The magazine’s mission, as originally drafted, was to ‘provide the industry with a high-quality, contemporary magazine of high interest to retail loss prevention management and professionals.’ The concept was introduced in June 2001 at the National Retail Federation (NRF) loss prevention conference in Vancouver, British Columbia. The response from the majority of the LP professionals and vendors in attendance was ‘it’s about time.’Turner examines the magazine’s mainstay subjects since the nascent days of the publication in detail. These topics make up the building blocks of the magazine’s foundation and are still central to the loss prevention industry today. Some of these subjects include: • Shoplifting and Organized Retail Crime (ORC) • Crisis Management • Fraud • The National Retail Security Survey (NRSS) and Employee Theft • Loss Prevention Technology • Shrink Reduction and Loss Prevention Programs • People, Education, and Diversity Check out “Fifteen Years of Loss Prevention” to read the full article and learn more about the history of Loss Prevention magazine’s first five years. You can also visit the Table of Contents for the September-October 2016 issue or register for a free subscription to the magazine.
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Based on another project, I have spent two months combing over every issue of Loss Prevention magazine. Being a reader from the very beginning and contributing content every now and then, I thought I was pretty familiar with the magazine’s history, its development, and the changes in the industry over Read More
By Jack Trlica
It was fifteen years ago this month at the National Retail Federation (NRF) loss prevention conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, that Loss Prevention magazine – the first magazine dedicated to LP professionals – was first introduced to the industry. Read More
Editor’s Note: Richard “Dick” Hollinger, PhD, is a professor at the University of Florida in Gainesville who studies employee dishonesty and has overseen the National Retail Security Survey for the past twenty-five years. As he nears retirement, Dr. Hollinger reflects on the changes he has observed in the loss prevention Read More