Not every loss prevention tool fits the needs and budget of every retailer. However, a combination of tactics makes an impact and reduces a store's shrinkage.
Solutions to address theft and loss are often led from the retailer side of the partnership, but manufacturers do face responsibilities when it comes to product protection. From manufacturer to retailer, product protection is everyone's job.
In a world where opposites attract, denial of service could be a force for good and put to commercial use, particularly in retail where organized retail crime gangs and opportunist thieves have had a free hand at disrupting legitimate business.
The ECR Community Shrinkage and On-shelf Availability Group had become aware of growing concerns about the losses relating to the sale of grocery store magazines and newspapers in the UK—a category not normally associated with high levels of loss.
In a study presented at a 2017 conference on business innovations, mobile self-checkout solutions were found to provide a more time efficient shopping experience, particularly when stores are crowded.
Understanding how to calculate shrinkage in retail is important. However, understanding why it is important to control these results and how we can impact company profitability by both improving sales and controlling retail shrinkage is the key to success.
Too often, there is a failure to acknowledge achievements during the audit process, which as a result tends to emphasize a negative undertone. This tendency can and will influence the entire process.
“We all know what we have to do together to reduce food waste, but it’s not happening.”
Between the physical and online space, ever-diminishing timelines, and the possibilities of pinpointing stock on its return journey (the so-called reverse logistics model), you have all the ingredients for a parallel universe where nothing is quite what it seems.
As the industry transitions from bricks and mortar to “bricks and clicks,” the capabilities of existing systems are being stretched thin, and many retailers have not fully integrated the new technology required to manage loss and reduce shrinkage effectively in an omni-channel world.