About the Author

Mike Marquis

Mike Marquis, CFI, is currently an assistant vice president of loss prevention with the TJX Companies. His more than 24 years of LP experience includes senior leadership positions with Limited Brands and Urban Outfitters. The opinions and commentary expressed by Marquis do not necessarily represent the TJX Companies or any of its divisions.

Articles by Mike Marquis

Corporate Greed Versus Giving Back

Retail Industry

Corporate Greed Versus Giving Back

You know (actually, you don’t; that’s why I’m writing this), sometimes I get unexpected responses to things I mention. A little tradition I have with you (you didn’t know we had traditions?) is, I conclude each holiday season column with “Be nice to the bell ringers.”

Last year I got an

Outsourcing Options in Specialty Loss Prevention

Loss Prevention

Outsourcing Options in Specialty Loss Prevention

Over the past two years, several specialty retailers including Stride Rite, Wilsons Leather, and Fredrick’s of Hollywood have made the decision to outsource their entire loss prevention functions. The question many in the industry are asking is, “What are they thinking?”

How can a service provider provide the same level of