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Bill Turner, LPC
Remaining silent immediately after an airline disaster is normal, until initial facts can be gathered. Boeing did that—but then they mis-stepped, badly.
Experian has noted that credit card fraud is the most common form of personal financial fraud. Statistics say that 47 percent of adults in the United States have reported being victimized by a fraudulent purchase on their credit or debit card, and that percentage is predicted to rise.
The fact is that those who are successful and advance into retail management (LP or not) will eventually make more money than most in law enforcement. That's a strong motivation for a retail career, but not the only one.
The first full day of the conference, February 26, kicked off with a keynote speech by Dwayne MacIntosh, director of safety and security at Toronto Pearson International Airport, which handles 50 million passengers yearly.
Payless and Sears are dramatic examples of the difficulties of some iconic retail brands, but they're not alone. Recently, David Simon, chairman and CEO of the Simon Property Group, admitted he's nervous.
The crime of shoplifting is as old as shopping itself. The first documented cases of shoplifting took place in 16th-century London and involved groups of men called “lifters” (early organized retail crime?).
Warren Buffett has been quoted as saying, “It takes twenty years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it." In the digital age, social media has probably turned that five minutes into less than two minutes.
A recent survey reveals that 79 percent of retail executives believe that artificial intelligence and virtual reality technologies could increase sales, but only 14 percent of customers thought that technology would impact their shopping decisions.
While the 2018 holiday shopping season is not over, Black Friday weekend is usually a good indicator of the overall strength of holiday sales. So, what happened?
Who could have imagined, 30 years ago, that computers would become the support system of virtually everything we do? A good example of this can be found in the realm of supply-chain security.