Mission Driven

After a long career in loss prevention, including twenty-six years at Best Buy, Paul Stone, CFE, LPC, is now experiencing unparalleled results. Tempted out of semiretirement six months ago, Stone joined Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin as its vice president of security. “We have zero shrink,” he said, a smile   Read More


Scream If You Want to Go Faster

There is an old joke about Madame Tussauds where the curator advises visitors to keep moving through the world-leading waxworks attraction because the staff is busy stocktaking. Although apocryphal, there is a grain of truth in the retelling.

As with all Merlin Entertainments venues, a profit protection team has to carry   Read More


A Lifetime of Learning

EDITOR’S NOTE: Chad McIntosh is the vice president of loss prevention and risk management for Bloomingdale’s. He has more than forty years of loss prevention experience with companies that include Macy’s, Polo Ralph Lauren, and The Home Depot. Throughout his career, McIntosh has been highly active in the loss prevention   Read More


Reflecting on the Evolution of Retail Security

EDITOR’S NOTE: Paul Jones, LPC, is the new director of asset protection and risk management at CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. The 25-year retail veteran started his career at Jordan Marsh and Mervyns before moving into management roles at Luxottica Retail, Sunglass Hut, and Limited Brands where he was senior vice   Read More


Women of Loss Prevention

As we reported in our recent May-June edition, the Women of Loss Prevention survey, sponsored by Tyco Retail Solutions and Protos Security, offered a comprehensive look at how women view their current roles in our industry, how they feel they are perceived as industry professionals, the role they feel gender   Read More


Women of Loss Prevention

Loss prevention has evolved significantly over the past several decades. Today’s loss prevention professionals are expected to be multidimensional, open minded, global thinking, enterprising, and intelligent. Company leaders now understand and respect the importance of protecting the company’s assets against the challenges of total retail loss (rather than simply making   Read More


RILA’s Asset Protection Leaders Council

In an industry as dynamic as retail, asset protection leaders have long been faced with the daunting task of keeping pace with the changing landscape of the industry. This has never been more true than it is today.

Safeguarding company assets is no longer synonymous with simply catching shoplifters and requires   Read More



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