Tag: point of sale


The 11 Habits of Low-Inventory Shrink Retailers

The 11 Habits of Low-Inventory Shrink Retailers

In his bestselling book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey presented a holistic, principle-based approach for solving personal and professional problems. This got the ECR team thinking: what if for “highly effective people,” we read “low-inventory shrink retailers”? What then would be the habits of low-shrink retailers?   Read More


Bad Packaging Design Can Lead to Shrink

Bad Packaging Design Can Lead to Shrink

Few things are as frustrating for a loss prevention leader than discovering a bad packaging design they know will promote retail shrink— a feature which could easily have been prevented if those who created and approved the packaging had included shrink reduction in the initial design criteria.

For example, in a store,   Read More


RILA’s Asset Protection Leaders Council

RILA’s Asset Protection Leaders Council

In an industry as dynamic as retail, asset protection leaders have long been faced with the daunting task of keeping pace with the changing landscape of the industry. This has never been more true than it is today.

Safeguarding company assets is no longer synonymous with simply catching shoplifters and requires   Read More


All Together Now

All Together Now

The giant course correction hitting retail now appears pointed squarely in one direction—toward technology. It was the sum and substance of presentations at the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) Big Show in New York in January. Walmart CEO Doug McMillon said the retailers that win the future will be those that   Read More


Using Video Surveillance to Audit Your Retail Business

Throughout my career, I’ve seen some outrageous behavior captured on surveillance video. From performance and productivity issues-like employees showing up late and doing personal things on business time-to outright theft, I’ve seen it all.

As an owner or manager at any level, it’s disheartening to think of what can go on   Read More


RFID and Retailing

RFID and Retailing

Since the term radio frequency identification (RFID) came into common usage within the retail environment, around the end of the 1990s, it has in many respects been an idea driven more by hope and hype than practical realization. For retailers, it promised a world where supply chains would become fully   Read More