Tag: store management


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


Flash Mob Robbery and the Retail Threat

Flash Mob Robbery and the Retail Threat

What started out a few years ago as a phenomenon that used social networking sites to gather a group of people in a public place to dance or perform another innocent form of entertainment has since evolved into a method of gathering together violent protesters—or thieves in pursuit of your   Read More


Shopping Mall Security and LP

Shopping Mall Security and LP

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


Start with a Good Cause: Loss Prevention Strategy Examples

Start with a Good Cause: Loss Prevention Strategy Examples

In today’s retail business environment, everyone is seeking a competitive advantage. It could be in technology, people, business practices, or newly developed programs. The best strategy in the world, however, becomes meaningless if it is not executed properly.

I have been fortunate to have a high degree of success at executing   Read More


Closing a Retail Store: Loss Prevention’s Role

Closing a Retail Store: Loss Prevention’s Role

In recent years, senior loss prevention executives throughout retail have had to come to grips with a different type of promotional sale events—the all-too-frequent store-closing sale.

It is no longer a rarity that LP managers are called upon to design and implement shrink-control programs that protect inventories throughout the process of closing a retail store.   Read More