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.

States are Forcing Big Box Retailers and Others to Shut Down Parts of Their...

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued a new stay-at-home order on Thursday that bars large stores like Walmart, Costco, and Target from selling "nonessential" items...

Crime Drops Around the World as COVID-19 Keeps People inside

The coronavirus pandemic that has crippled big-box retailers and mom and pop shops worldwide may be making a dent in illicit business, too. In Chicago,...

Perspectives on Crime and Loss in the Age of COVID-19

The CAP Index analytics team examined retail crime reported in March in the Los Angeles area and highlight several preliminary trends affecting retailers.

ISC West 2020 Will Now Take Place October 5–8, 2020

ISC West is rescheduling the ISC West 2020 event to take place October 5–8 at Sands Expo in Las Vegas. Originally scheduled for March,...

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...
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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.
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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...

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Promoting a culture of honesty requires implementing a strong employee theft policy and internal awareness program.

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Read this report to discover the history of retail security and get a glimpse at the rapidly evolving loss prevention profession.

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The safety of store associates, customers, and millions of dollars in potential litigation rely upon understanding these issues.

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Get your FREE "CCTV, Alarms, and Security Training" Guide

This report shows how CCTV/video and alarm systems can enhance the safety and security of retail locations.