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Influence of Social Media on Retail Sales of Essential Items during the 2020 Pandemic

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.

Cluttered Aisles May Lift Sales, But Definitely Cause Injuries, Lawsuits, and Shrink

A recent class-action lawsuit accuses a major US retailer with purposely cluttering aisles to increase sales. That may or may not be true. Research does show that poor housekeeping invites theft and increases injuries to store employees and customers.

Download this 10 Tips for Working from Home Infographic

Download this infographic to send to your team to help them be more productive while working remotely for the foreseeable future.

Using Video Technology for Conducting Remote Interviews

In part one of this series, we discussed the increased need in today’s restrictive climate for investigators to conduct remote interviews. Now, we want to dive into technology that is becoming increasingly more popular for remote workers—the use of video conferencing platforms to communicate.

Best Practices for Conducting Remote Interviews in Today’s Restrictive Climate

Investigators are now tasked with conducting more interviews remotely while taking precautionary measures for the safety and well-being of their team. This first in a two-part series will focus on the solutions that many investigators are relying on at this time.

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.
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COVID-19 Webinar: Retail Lessons from Spain

Given that Spain has one of the highest infection rates in the world that started several weeks before North America, the lessons learned from Spain discussed in this webinar will help all retailers prepare for the next several weeks.

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.

Unprepared Companies Sending Workers Home Face ‘Nightmare’ Data Risks

Even companies that send employees home with proper safeguards face challenges, but those relying on uncontrolled employee-owned phones, computers, and internet to get work done “are sitting ducks” when it comes to data security.

RILA Cancels Retail Asset Protection Conference

In response to the continuing spread of the COVID-19 outbreak, RILA has cancelled their 2020 Retail Asset Protection Conference scheduled for May 3–6 in Grapevine, Texas. Given the current state of emergency, “It is simply impossible for us to hold the conference as scheduled” they said. Here is the full text of their announcement.

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