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.

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...

Conflicting Local Orders Creating Mass Confusion for Retailers, Law Enforcement, Public

Local directives are creating mass confusion and inconsistent guidelines across communities, forcing retailers to shift valuable resources and time away from existing efforts to safeguard employees and customers.

Lowe’s Commits $25 Million to Help Communities Impacted by Pandemic

Lowe’s is helping community members hit hardest by COVID-19 through a $25 million philanthropic investment of product, funds, and collaboration to meet the needs...

NRF PROTECT 2020 Is Cancelled

Following guidance from the CDC, NRF has decided to cancel NRF PROTECT 2020 scheduled to be held in Pittsburgh this June.

RLPSA Postpones Annual Conference to March 2021

The Restaurant Loss Prevention & Security Association announced the postponement of its Annual Conference to March 15–18, 2021.

The Influence of Social Media on Sales of Essential Retail Items During the Current...

Retail supply chain analysts may want to consider Twitter traffic by geography to be one more signal to improve their demand-based decisions when distributing goods from distribution centers to stores.

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