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Colin Peacock is a visiting fellow at the University of Leicester and strategic coordinator for both the ECR Europe Shrinkage and On-shelf Availability Group and RILA’s Asset Protection Leaders Council in the U.S. Prior to these appointments, Peacock had a 30-year career at Gillette and Procter & Gamble, where he was responsible for leading their on-shelf availability, brand protection, and shrink prevention capability. In this role he was responsible for delivering new thief, counterfeiter, shopper, and store manager insights; an innovation pipeline of new solutions, including RFID; and the oversight and delivery of successful collaborative projects with customers and distributors around the world. Peacock has published articles on loss in the Harvard Business Review and LP Magazine. With Professor Adrian Beck, he co-authored New Loss Prevention: Redefining Shrinkage Management, published in 2009. Peacock can be contacted at colinmpeacock [at] ecr-shrink-group.com
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What to Do about OOS in Retail

In the highly competitive retail sector, ensuring that the right product is on the right shelf at the right time is critical. Yet the problem of shelf out-of-stocks (OOS) remains as stubborn as ever. Could the LP team be the key to unlocking this new sales opportunity?
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3 Principles to Help Your Team Counteract Bad Packaging Design

Few things are as frustrating for a loss prevention leader than discovering a bad packaging design they know will promote retail shrink— a feature which could easily have been prevented.
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Why Reducing Food Waste from Grocery Stores Needs to Be a Top Priority

“We all know what we have to do together to reduce food waste, but it’s not happening.”
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The Link Between On-Shelf Availability, Sales, and Loss

You are driving to work as a supermarket supply-chain manager. The hot weekend weather has continued, it’s a lovely Monday morning, yet you’re surprised when your boss calls so early. Agitated, he shares how he just discovered from the CEO that all stores were reporting a massive sales loss because they had sold out of strawberries.
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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....
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Bad Packaging Design Can Lead to Shrink

Few things are as frustrating for a loss prevention leader than discovering a bad packaging design they know will promote retail shrink— a feature which...
food waste from grocery stores

Collaboration on Food Waste Reduction

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article first appeared in the Autumn 2017 edition of LP Magazine Europe.In the English language, the word “set” reportedly has the...
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15 Best Practices for Inventory Loss Prevention

In April 2014, the ECR Europe Shrink and On-shelf Availability Group received a special award from ECR Europe to celebrate 15 years of the...
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Making the Most of Loss Prevention Technology

More than ever, it seems that those in loss prevention are being faced with a plethora of new loss prevention technology solutions. In fact,...
loss prevention technology

Making the Most of Loss Prevention Technology, Part 4

Technologies do not manage themselves; they need to be managed with equal passion and energy at all the key stages of their life cycles,...

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