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.
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Articles by Robert L. DiLonardo
Loss Prevention magazine launched its first issue in the fall of 2001. I had the good fortune to contribute to that edition and author the Industry News column continuously until retiring in 2015. Given this is the 15th anniversary of the magazine, we thought that the readership would enjoy a
David R. Humble got the idea as he stood in a long grocery checkout line in South Florida in 1984. The customer in front of him was so frustrated by the clerk’s slowness that he grabbed his own items and started scanning. “Why can’t anyone check himself out of a
Leading one of the latest consumer trends, Apple Pay, the mobile payment system from Apple, went live in late October 2014. The application lets consumers pay at participating retailers using an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. A fingerprint sensor on the phone, called Touch ID, acts as the authorization mechanism.
Specialty apparel and department store retailers are having difficulty expanding electronic article surveillance (EAS) programs to take advantage of source tagging. Only a few major apparel retailers, such as Hudson Bay Company, Ann Taylor Loft, J. Crew, and Kohl’s, actually source tag.
There are several reasons for this situation. The recent