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Kelsey Seidler serves as the managing editor, digital, at LPM Media Group/LP Magazine. In its 17th publishing year, LP Magazine is the leader in news and educational publication for the loss prevention professional.Prior to her work with LPM, she served as a managing editor for two trade publications in the manufacturing industry. Responsibilities included content development and editorial planning, content optimization and search engine optimization, e-newsletter production, creation, layout, and design, social engagement and more. .Kelsey recently finalized a master’s degree in technology and communication through the University of North Carolina’s School of Media and Journalism focusing on digital media technology, journalism, design and strategic communication. Kelsey holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Denison University in Granville, Ohio, where she graduated cum laude. While at Denison, Kelsey worked on a number of large-scale projects that advanced her interests in digital media and developed her skills with emerging technologies, including digital photography and podcasting.Kelsey is based out of Charlotte, NC, and belongs to several professional and community-focused organizations. You may reach her at kelseys [at] lpportal.com.SOCIAL MEDIA Kelsey Seidler (LinkedIn)

Loss Can Occur in Omni-Channel Complications

Today's retail world is focused on the omni-channel experience. Being flexible enough to allow shoppers to cross over seamlessly from one sales platform to the next isn't easy. But retailers that don't offer that convenience will lose out to the retailers that do.
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Facial Recognition: Problems and Concerns

Facial recognition technology has finally moved beyond the sphere of law enforcement. Now, it has taken off in many industries, including healthcare, marketing, and yes—retail.
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Confronting a Shoplifter: Do You Know When to Let It Go?

Choosing to show restraint, to allow a shoplifter walk away, and to accept the outcome of loss is a tough decision for an LP professional to make—especially when you're faced with insults, threats, or simply frustration at the perceived injustice.
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6 Best Practices for Your Workplace Injury Investigation

LPM Senior Writer Garett Seivold probes into the specific challenges brought about by a workplace injury investigation, especially in the face of changing retail operations, in a feature article for the December 2018 issue of LPM Online.

3 AP Executives Who Are Crushing It in Their Careers

At a recent panel, moderator Kevin Lynch spoke thoughtfully with Mike Lamb, LPC, vice president of asset protection for The Kroger Co.; Cathy Langley, LPC, senior director of asset protection for Rite Aid; and Mark Stinde, MBA, LPC, vice president of asset protection for 7-Eleven.
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Inside the World of Goodwill Loss Prevention

The retail model of a store like Goodwill is a unique one. When you're faced with handling loss prevention in an environment that accepts and sells donated goods—where traditional inventory tracking is a foreign concept—it can present some unusual challenges.
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Supply-Chain Risk Management: What You Need to Know

On the surface, supply-chain risk management has a simple goal: to identify and mitigate risks along the supply chain to ensure maximum security. With a closer look, however, the the elements at play get a little more complex.

You Can’t Predict Retail Shrink. Or Can You?

Does your loss prevention department have a data scientist on the team? Chances are, you don't, but it's not a bad idea to start thinking like one.
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CASE STUDY: Offenders Give Feedback on ALTO Alliance Program

For a recent research study, the LPRC conducted a series of interviews with past offenders about the impact the ALTO Alliance strategy might have on deterring theft.

CASE STUDY: Using AI to Detect Fraudulent and Abusive Employees

Artificial intelligence tools are now becoming a seamless part of our everyday lives. Just ask Alexa. Or Siri. Or the customer support chatbot for Lyft, Spotify, or Whole Foods. It stands to reason that retail loss prevention should be leveraging this new, valuable technology for its own toolkits as well.

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