Tag: retail security


In-Transit Cargo Crime Risks and Repercussions

In-Transit Cargo Crime Risks and Repercussions

Envision the following scenario. You are at home around 8:15 at night watching television with your wife or kids when the phone rings. The caller is one of your regional LP managers in the Southeast. He tells you that you just had a tractor load of high-end apparel worth $2 million   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


Longtime Industry Icon Bob MacLea Passes at Age 75

Longtime Industry Icon Bob MacLea Passes at Age 75

Bob MacLea, one of the retail industry’s longest-tenured and most-respected loss prevention executives, lost his battle with cancer last Thursday, March 1. Beginning his career as a security officer in 1975 with Marshalls Department Stores, MacLea steadily rose through the TJX corporation, ultimately retiring as senior vice president of loss   Read More


The Excellent Life of Bob MacLea

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Thank You and I Appreciate You

Perhaps because I am of a certain age, I must confess that the passing of contemporaries has a profound impact on me. Over the past few weeks and recent years, the loss prevention industry has lost several well-known—and well appreciated—members of our community on both sides of the Atlantic.

In this   Read More


Offenders Adapt; So Must We

Whoa, what’s that?! No way. That’s a reaction we want from would-be offenders when thinking about initiating a crime attempt on our property.

We’re often told to adjust, adapt, and overcome as we grow up. Life comes at us fast and from a lot of angles. So part of our hardwiring   Read More


How Do You Calculate ROI in Retail?

How Do You Calculate ROI in Retail?

At some point in your retail loss prevention career, if you haven’t done so already, you will be called upon to help make procurement decisions on new technology, such as electronic article surveillance (EAS) or video surveillance. While you may be most interested in the features, functions, and benefits of the technologies, your CFO will   Read More