Tag: retail crime survey


Return Fraud’s Impact on Retail Sales and E-commerce Returns Highlighted in Report from Appriss Retail

Return Fraud’s Impact on Retail Sales and E-commerce Returns Highlighted in Report from Appriss Retail

Appriss Retail recently released its 2017 Consumer Returns in the Retail Industry report, which analyzes results from the National Retail Federation’s 2017 Organized Retail Crime survey to provide insights for retailers to minimize the effect of return fraud and abuse on their business.

According to the survey, total merchandise returns account   Read More


Is Workplace Harassment on the Rise?

Is Workplace Harassment on the Rise?

In the aftermath of the last holiday shopping season, brawls erupted in shopping malls across the country. Cell phone videos captured chaotic, frightening scenes that went viral and earned repeated play on television. The images may have solidified a burgeoning impression that many people hold—that the boundary between acceptable and   Read More


How NOT to Investigate Organized Retail Crime

How NOT to Investigate Organized Retail Crime

According to the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) 2016 Organized Retail Crime Survey, all responding retailers said that they believe their companies to have been the victim of organized retail crime (ORC) activity within the past year. Eighty-three percent of those respondents believe that ORC activity has increased in the past   Read More


Shedding Light on Retail Theft Statistics

Shedding Light on Retail Theft Statistics

Loss prevention and retail industry professionals have a responsibility to stay informed about the latest retail theft statistics. This post provides a snapshot of what retailers currently face when it comes to loss and theft.
Inventory Shrink
Inventory shrinkage refers to the difference between the merchandise a retailer shows in its records   Read More


Shoplifting Methods and Designing Out Crime

Shoplifting Methods and Designing Out Crime

Booster bags, or so-called “magic bags,” continue to be one of the more popular shoplifting methods used by professional thieves. These foil-lined carriers work because the lining prevents the alarms actually connecting with the tag when passing through scanners. Despite penalties imposed on thieves for going equipped with these bags,   Read More