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Ben Skidmore

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Ben Skidmore is a media strategist and contributing writer for LP Magazine who focuses on innovative approaches by retail, loss prevention, and supplier organizations for increasing revenues and implementing technology solutions. His editorial contributions include thought-leadership articles, interviews with retail executives, and case studies. He can be reached at BenS@LPportal.com.
Dave Hardeman

How to Choose the Right Loss Prevention Solutions Provider

Retailers need a solutions provider who takes the time to learn all about the client’s business in order to recommend a solution to reach its specific goals.

One Year Later

After a year of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, retailers have had to change or enhance their use of technologies to meet evolving consumer needs.

Acting as One during the Pandemic

The role solutions providers played in 2020 changed immediately when the world locked down this spring.

Supportive Coaching Reduces Shrink and Adds to the Bottom Line

Poor cashier habits and untargeted training cause inefficiency and loss at the front of the store and create noise in the analytics channel.
Tom Meehan

How Retailers Can Use Computer Vision to Adapt to Changing Times

One widely discussed technologies is artificial intelligence and one of the forms of AI most easily applicable to the retail environment is computer vision.

Key Control Should Control Access and Costs

With all the programs that loss prevention is responsible for, key systems tend to be a forgotten or overlooked asset that can cost retailers more than they expect.

Ask the Expert: BORIS, BOPIS, and Risk

Retailers who have offered “buy online, pickup in store” (BOPIS) and “buy online, return in store” (BORIS) are looking for ways to continue to improve their customer experience through better processes. Retailers who are just venturing into these waters are wise to learn about new best practices.

Six Considerations to Help Gain Approval for New or Upgraded Technology

Asset protection teams often take the lead in building a business case and pushing for new or upgraded technology solutions inside the retail enterprise. Numerous things should be considered in order to successfully navigate the corporate capital funding process.

Things to Consider When Adding GPS to Your Security Arsenal

Interview with Mary Pifer Pifer is vice president of global marketing and product management for 3SI, a technology company providing security systems for asset protection...

New Solution Protects Today’s ‘New Jewelry Store’

It is surely a sign of the technology-driven times we live in that a cell phone retailer might have the same value of product...
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