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Ask the Expert is a question-and-answer style, thought-leadership editorial that is submitted by industry experts on specified topics. These Q&A-style articles allow marketers within the industry an opportunity to show their expertise on a particular subject or solution without specifically referencing their company’s products or services. Often, industry vendors have a deeper knowledge on particular topics and can share added insights to better educate and keep LPM readers informed. Ask the Expert articles are first published as a special column within a printed issue of Loss Prevention Magazine.

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Ask the Expert: Is Security Glass Worth It?

Asset protection and loss prevention teams can sometimes have an uphill battle when   advocating for security glass upgrades on storefronts.

We’re in It Together

ALTO’s Chicago market Staff Attorney C. J. Orrantia, JD, outlines some of the legal changes coming to Illinois that will affect retailers.
Dave Hardeman

How to Choose the Right Loss Prevention Solutions Provider

Retailers need a solutions provider who takes the time to learn all about the client’s business in order to recommend a solution to reach its specific goals.

One Year Later

After a year of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, retailers have had to change or enhance their use of technologies to meet evolving consumer needs.

Acting as One during the Pandemic

The role solutions providers played in 2020 changed immediately when the world locked down this spring.

Supportive Coaching Reduces Shrink and Adds to the Bottom Line

Poor cashier habits and untargeted training cause inefficiency and loss at the front of the store and create noise in the analytics channel.
Tom Meehan

How Retailers Can Use Computer Vision to Adapt to Changing Times

One widely discussed technologies is artificial intelligence and one of the forms of AI most easily applicable to the retail environment is computer vision.

Key Control Should Control Access and Costs

With all the programs that loss prevention is responsible for, key systems tend to be a forgotten or overlooked asset that can cost retailers more than they expect.

Ask the Expert: BORIS, BOPIS, and Risk

Retailers who have offered “buy online, pickup in store” (BOPIS) and “buy online, return in store” (BORIS) are looking for ways to continue to improve their customer experience through better processes. Retailers who are just venturing into these waters are wise to learn about new best practices.

Six Considerations to Help Gain Approval for New or Upgraded Technology

Asset protection teams often take the lead in building a business case and pushing for new or upgraded technology solutions inside the retail enterprise. Numerous things should be considered in order to successfully navigate the corporate capital funding process.
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