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Robert L. DiLonardo

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Robert "Bob" DiLonardo is a well-known authority and consultant on the electronic article surveillance business, the cost justification of security products and services, and retail accounting. DiLonardo started a successful consulting practice after several years in sales and marketing for Sensormatic, Security Tag Systems, and Decision Point Data. Prior to that he held various accounting, shortage control, internal audit, and loss prevention positions with Macy's and Carter Hawley Hale Stores. DiLonardo was a long-time contributor to LP Magazine from 2001 until he retired in 2015. He can be reached at rdilonar [at] tampabay.rr.com.

In Memoriam: Larry Yeager

The retail asset protection industry lost one of its most interesting and popular people with the recent passing of Larry Yeager, referred to by many as “the Mayor of Alpha.” His legacy is the impressive array of positive character traits he possessed, and the larger-than-life way that he impacted the people around him. Here is a remembrance from many who knew him best.

The Improbable History of the Ink Tag

"Let me get this straight. You’re asking us to spend over $3 on a tag with a scary warning label and glass vials filled with indelible dye. If a shoplifter tries to remove it without the right detacher, the vials will explode, and the dye will ruin the garment. You’ve got to be kidding!” LP executive [circa 1990]
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Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) Source Tagging: 20+ Years of Innovation

Every so often, a simple idea catches the imagination, fervor, and engagement of a group of people and is developed into a successful practice that revolutionizes a business. Electronic article surveillance (EAS) source tagging is definitely one of those.

Loss Prevention in the New Millennium

Loss Prevention magazine launched its first issue in the fall of 2001. I had the good fortune to contribute to that edition and author...
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Self-Checkout Systems at the Point of Sale

David R. Humble got the idea as he stood in a long grocery checkout line in South Florida in 1984. The customer in front...
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Consumer Trends: Apple Pay Could Spell Trouble for CurrentC

Leading one of the latest consumer trends, Apple Pay, the mobile payment system from Apple, went live in late October 2014. The application lets...
The Economics of EAS

The Economics of EAS

Specialty apparel and department store retailers are having difficulty expanding  electronic article surveillance (EAS) programs to take advantage of source tagging. Only a few...
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