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The Improbable History of the Ink Tag

"Let me get this straight. You’re asking us to spend over $3 on a tag with a scary warning label and glass vials filled with indelible dye. If a shoplifter tries to remove it without the right detacher, the vials will explode, and the dye will ruin the garment. You’ve got to be kidding!” LP executive [circa 1990]

Why We’re All Millennials Now

Millennials don't won't to work hard, have short attention spans, don't want to be managed, don't care about long-term careers, want more money than they're worth. True or false? Here are the fourteen most common myths about the millennial generation’s attitude toward work and career.

Analytics Is Not Just a Numbers Game in Investigations

The extent to which retail investigations have been transformed by analytics is a good reflection of just how quickly things move in a technology age. LP execs from Bloomingdale’s, Safeway, Home Depot, Designer Brands, Best Buy, and Walmart weigh in on the evolution of investigations.

Learnings in the Quick-Service Restaurant Segment

Over the years, LP Magazine has interviewed a number of executives in the casual and quick-service restaurant industry as well as published contributed articles...

The New Generation of Loss Prevention: Are We On The Same Page?

The goal of the LPM 2019 survey is to provide an objective window into the thoughts, ideas, and opinions of loss prevention professionals at all levels of leadership regarding key issues that effect the safety and shrink performance in retail operations. The results will help see where field and corporate viewpoints agree and, more importantly, where they diverge that may require reexamination of our communications and training programs.

Unraveling the Mystery of the Dark Web

The dark web has a mysterious and dangerous reputation and a very colorful history. However, it is actually a simple concept to understand and use in your work. Like any investigations, you need the right tools, a clear idea of what you are looking for, and a healthy level of caution to protect yourself and your organization. With a solid understanding of the dark web in mind, you can use this new tool to your advantage and discover potential threats before they come actual attacks against your company.

Biometrics: Retail’s Best Kept Secret

As the digitalization of retail increases and becomes the new normal, retailers are being forced to adapt and respond to this new business model—or...

LP Challenges In A “Secure” Environment

Paradies Lagardère is the North American division of Lagardère Travel Retail. We have 10,000 associates in more than 850 retail stores and 170 restaurants...

Partnering With Retailers

 EDITOR: What is Protos Security, and as a cofounder, how did it all start?HENDERSON: Chris Copenhaver and I were on a church league bowling...

Tools and Training Help LP Teams Punch Back Against Violence

Imagine, if you can, the country’s polarized politics spilling over into a store aisle and a retail associate trying to calm a shouting match...

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Promoting a culture of honesty requires implementing a strong employee theft policy and internal awareness program.

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Read this report to discover the history of retail security and get a glimpse at the rapidly evolving loss prevention profession.

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The safety of store associates, customers, and millions of dollars in potential litigation rely upon understanding these issues.

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This report shows how CCTV/video and alarm systems can enhance the safety and security of retail locations.