COVID Retail Loss Prevention Information Center

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting retail in a significant way. Retail loss prevention and asset protection organizations are playing an important role in managing the safety of retail workers and customers as well as securing closed stores and the supply chain that is ensuring essential stores have the products necessary for consumers. This page is focused on COVID-related content updated daily that is specific to the LP industry that may not be available from other sources.

Governor Issues New Social Distancing Rules for Retailers

Retailers will be required to limit the number of customers in their stores and take other measures to ensure proper distancing starting Monday under...

Ulta Beauty to Put Many Retail, Salon Associates on Leave

Amid the spread of the coronavirus, Ulta Beauty Inc. said it plans to put many of its retail staffers on leave. The company said...
Stressed retail worker

Stressed Workers and Security Events: Retailers Must Walk a Fine Line

Crises often bring out the best in people, but they also cause anxiety and frayed nerves. Even after retail returns to “normal,” there may be lingering personnel issues that managers will need to monitor.

ON-DEMAND: How to Handle Layoffs and Furloughs Due to COVID-19

Get answers to questions and guidance on important considerations and actions you should take to protect yourself and your family.
Controltek PPEs

CONTROLTEK Offering Essential Business and PPE Supplies

Hand sanitizer, face masks, germ shields, and cleaning supplies specifically designed for POS and self-checkout terminals are available now from CONTROLTEK.

Covid-19 also Brings a Heightened Risk of Fraud

Criminals thrive in chaos, and today’s world is undoubtedly chaotic, with supply chain operators having to work remotely, operate with fewer resources and staff...

Retail Leaders Release 5 Tips to #ShopSafe Video

To encourage safe shopping habits, the Retail Industry Leaders Association released a video highlighting 5 tips to safe shopping.

Kroger Limits in-Store Traffic with in-House Technology; Pilots One-Way Aisles

The Kroger Cos. is taking additional measures to encourage physical distancing and flatten the curve of the COVID-19 outbreak. Beginning April 7, the nation’s largest...

Nike and the Post COVID-19 ‘New Normal’ Disruptive Future of Retail

This article summarizes the COVID-19 China’s “new retail” strategies, generational commerce transformation trends, and the latest global and regional retail sales forecasts post the pandemic, as well as uses Nike's response as an example of the positive actions taken by retailers during the health crisis.

DOJ Goes after Scammers Exploiting Coronavirus Pandemic

Due to the troublesome spread of coronavirus-themed scams and malware attacks, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) launched a nationwide campaign to detect, inhibit...

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