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
Tag: retail crime
If organized retail crime (ORC) continues to plague retailers as recent studies indicate, why are some retailers cutting their ORC investigative staff and seemingly losing their focus on preventing store loses and protecting their store associates and customers?
In the January-February 2018 issue of LP Magazine, author Garett Seivold penned the Read More
When asked “What is a shoplifter?”, most readers of the LPM Insider probably have a pretty good idea of how to respond. I do too, but it’s interesting what you learn (or re-learn) when you actually do some research on the subject.
If you look up the definition of shoplifting, you Read More
Professional advancement and building a successful loss prevention career can mean many things to many different people. For some individuals, it may mean reaching a top leadership position at a particular company, perhaps serving as a director or vice president of loss prevention/asset protection. For others, it may involve gaining Read More
By John Wilson
If connectivity in today’s digital world represents “everything,” then surely the opposite must be true of disconnectivity.
As we immerse ourselves in the 21st century and the Internet of Things—the symbiosis between design and device—and live our lives according to the new laws of online and omni-channel retailing that are but Read More
Regardless of the protective progress retailers and solutions providers are making, thieves are still carrying off billions of dollars’ worth of goods annually. While merchandise loss costs retailers huge amounts of money, theft-driven product out-of-stocks, and sometimes locked-up goods, it also deters sales to good customers. Happy, buying customers are Read More
In last week’s LPM survey, we discussed loss prevention industry conferences, which bring together professionals from across the industry to network, learn, and share best practices amongst peers.
Industry conferences provide a tremendous wealth of information and opportunities for those in attendance, opening doors and opening minds to the possibilities across Read More