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Reopening Retail: Lessons from Past Pandemics

The COVID-19 pandemic has very quickly changed the world we live in, and in ways most of us thought were unimaginable just a few...
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In Crisis Communications Speed Is Important, But Accuracy Even More So

Many of us in the security field feel the pressure to be first and be fast with the information that can help our organizations....

ON-DEMAND: How to Prep Your Business to Recover from COVID-19

Learn the considerations and precautions you should take as you prepare your reentry strategy for getting closed stores up and running again.
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Executive Summary: Retail Lessons from Spain

In an LPM webinar Friday, retail executive Todd Hooper offered a first-hand account of how the response has unfolded in Spain, along with suggestions for improving the US response. This post summarizes the discussion and provides links to the recorded webinar and podcast.

Managing Disruptive Behaviors in Retail in Response to COVID-19

Addressing disruptive customer behavior and de-escalation training efforts have become a topic of great interest to retailers amidst growing concern over the challenges and opportunities for safety in retail stores, especially in light of our current circumstances. Here are some tips for your employees.

LP Executives Share Their Experience with Managing Stores during COVID-19

The impact and challenges of the current travel restrictions on managing retail stores, field LP teams, and what communications measures are in use.

As Coronavirus Spreads, Are Retailers’ Pandemic Preparedness Plans Ready?

With respect to the prospect of a deadly pandemic, whether it occurs in nature or from terrorists, most scientists suggest that we are living on a major fault line. They predict a big one is coming, but there is just no telling when. Will the coronavirus be the one?

Your Active Shooter Training Is Less Effective Than You Think, Warn Researchers

A comprehensive approach to the active shooter threat is critical, suggests new research by two Minnesota criminology professors who compiled a detailed database on “mass shooters” in the US. That research suggests that active shooter training may, in some cases, actually be training the shooter.

Time to Dust off Your Virus Outbreak Preparedness Plan?

As a business risk, it’s probably hard for a retailer to think it makes sense to embark on a major pandemic planning initiative given perceived more pressing business issues. Still, security leaders shouldn’t let a lack of attention prevent an annual program review of its readiness. But what might such LP department preparations include?
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Listen Up: Internet Chatter Can Be Extremely Important

Mindless though most Internet chatter is, paying attention to what is being said online has become critical for retailers today—to protect brands, avert threats, respond to crisis, and improve store operations. Most recently—and dramatically—the imperative was underscored when multiple active shooter plots against retailers were averted after threatening online posts came to light.

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