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Chris Trlica is a business and technology analyst based in North Carolina. He is a contributing writer to LP Magazine focusing on emerging technologies. Trlica can be reached at chris (dot) trlica (at) gmail.com.
external theft, organized retail crime methods

Organized Retail Crime Methods: The Booster-Fence Ecosystem

Organized retail crime methods are a part of the retail marketplace, and they operate under the same basic principles as retailers. There is an opportunity to make a profit by supplying a demand, so various ORC players take it upon themselves to become the suppliers.
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Can a Retail Buyer Help Reduce Shrink?

When LP teams and buyers work together, a retail organization can reduce shrink through effective inventory management.
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E-commerce Credit Card Fraud: The Growing Challenge

Just as the word "e-commerce" has come to refer to a menagerie of different specialized markets, so e-commerce credit card fraud comes in many...
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Retail Data Analytics and LP

We find ourselves living in a time when nearly every decision we make is recorded. Where we drive, what we buy–all this data is...
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Facial Recognition Security Cameras: A Game-Changing Technology

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article is based on the experiences of a well-known retailer that implemented a facial-recognition security camera system. Because of the potential value...
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Mobile POS: The Brave New World of Retail

In the beginning, there was the cellular phone. Then arose a new kind of phone, from whence sprang generation upon furious generation of increasingly...
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ORC and Diverters

Organized retail crime (ORC) has been in the crosshairs of shrink reduction efforts for a long time now. But for many retailers, battling ORC...
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Analytics

Without consciously realizing it, and certainly without having made a conscious decision to pursue it, we as a society find ourselves living in a...

The Mobile Point of Sale Marches on in Retail

In 2013, nearly 66 percent of US smartphone owners used their devices to help them shop, and 80 percent of smartphone owners said they...
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Loss Prevention at Automated Retail Giant Outerwall

You’ve likely rented a DVD from a Redbox or cashed in your penny jar at the Coinstar kiosk at your neighborhood grocery store. But...

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