What is the role of retail loss prevention? What may seem to be a simple question has grown increasingly more complicated as various functions, philosophies, tasks, and responsibilities are debated by the LP community, those who we serve, those who support us in meeting our goals, and those outside the Read More
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By Jack Trlica
We try to always write the articles in this magazine from the perspective of the loss prevention practitioner. Apart from the columns written by LP professionals, the four feature articles in this issue include quotes or references from 23 individuals.
In the feature on LP and IT collaboration, there is input Read More
EDITOR’S NOTE: Scott Glenn, JD, LPC, is the chief security officer for Sears Holdings where he is responsible for asset and profit protection, safety and food safety, business continuity, and crisis response among other duties. Prior to joining Sears in 2008, Glenn held various loss prevention roles at Kohl’s, TJ Read More
By Liz Martinez
Shopping mall security is not a replacement for retail loss prevention programs. Mall security and LP have supporting missions, but they’re different missions.
A diagram of the ideal exchange of information and ideas wouldn’t look like a triangle, with shopping mall security, retail loss prevention, and local police at the three Read More
Deep inside the data warehouses of companies across the world, there are billions of dollars trapped in the subtle variations between the binary 0s and 1s that make up fraud and loss prevention data. For the 2014 Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) asset protection conference, JCPenney approached the University of Read More
“Great ideas are worthless unless they are put into practice.”
Most, if not all, of us have experienced this maxim time and time again in our business careers. We have a brilliant plan that will significantly reduce shortage, improve efficiencies, and increase safety of our employees and customers. There is just one problem: we Read More
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
By Bill McBeath
Over recent years, we’ve witnessed a resurgence of interest and substantial growth in the use of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology in retail—a veritable RFID Renaissance—with well over a billion tags used this year, not just in apparel, but for other categories and uses as well. It is being used Read More
For years, there have been those who have questioned whether retail loss prevention and law enforcement can effectively work in partnership with one another. Retail loss prevention professionals have often felt that law enforcement was unconcerned about helping them with their business. In reality, detectives may have been focusing on Read More
Whether you’re starting a new career or just getting out of school, your search for a loss prevention job might be more successful if you keep these suggestions in mind.
Update your resume. A professional resume should be a comprehensive, accurate reflection of your abilities, education, and experience. This document serves Read More