Another year has come and gone, making this an excellent time to reflect on all that happened in 2022. For many, 2022 marked the first year where life returned to some semblance of normal since the COVID-19 virus changed everything. But for those in the loss prevention industry, 2022 also had its fair share of challenges with rising retail crime levels and a shrinking retail work force. Here, look back on the year with the seven top stories from LPM‘s website:
Scott Glenn, JD, LPC, is vice president of asset protection at Home Depot. He has over 25 years of retail loss experience with Sears Holdings, Kohl’s, TJ Maxx, and Target. Glenn is a member of the Loss Prevention Foundation executive committee and LP Magazine editorial board. Here, he provides an exclusive, extensive interview to LPM.
The manager of a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia opened fire on employees gathered in a break room on the Tuesday night before Thanksgiving, killing six people. The store was busy at the time with people stocking up ahead of the holiday.
Top loss prevention professionals, solution providers, staff from Loss Prevention Magazine and the Loss Prevention Foundation, and members of the Retail Industry Leaders Association’s Asset Protection Leaders Council and Loss Prevention Foundation Board of Directors gathered together in Charlotte, North Carolina at The Ballantyne Hotel for the 2022 Annual Meeting, once again proving just how much stronger we as an industry can be when we join together.
Does loss prevention play a role in employee retention? The truth is that a well-equipped loss prevention or asset protection team can and should play a critical part in helping to retain good employees.
A Home Depot employee died weeks after confronting a callous thief at a Home Depot in Hillsborough, North Carolina on October 18. The disturbing innocent was caught on the store’s surveillance footage.
Asset protection professionals from each of the 23 Kroger divisions converged in Cincinnati during the second week in October with division AP leaders and assistants, high-potential district AP managers, and the core “GO Team” from the corporate office, in their first live national meeting post-COVID-19.
The Hall exists to recognize, celebrate, and reward those in and around the retail loss prevention industry, honoring achievement and excellence across a variety of categories. It is intended to celebrate the lifetime achievements of industry leaders who have contributed so much to benefit the industry they have served.