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Unexpected Loss in the Bagging Area: Managing Losses Associated with Self-Checkout

A recent report from the ECR Community Shrinkage and On-shelf Availability Group charts the scale and extent of the losses retailers are experiencing from a range of self-scan and checkout technologies. The research also provides a detailed review of the ways in which these losses might best be controlled.

An About-Face for LP? Advances in Identification Technology Let Retailers Get Proactive

"We proved-out that the technology works phenomenally well. The technology is great." This effusive praise by an LP executive who oversaw a several-store test...

Combining Operations and Asset Protection in Total Retail Loss

"It was extremely refreshing to think about things from a process and operationally driven organization and see how I could apply some of the leadership skills that I had acquired in asset protection to the operations side of the game." - Paul Jaeckle, LPC

CLEAR Comes of Age: Ten Years on the Crime Fighting Partnership Hits Its Stride

As the Coalition of Law Enforcement and Retail celebrates its tenth anniversary, perhaps an apt metaphor for CLEAR entering its second decade is a child on the precipice of adolescence—still hopeful, not without challenges, and hitting a growth spurt. In just the last year, CLEAR has doubled in size.

Shaping the Future of Loss Prevention

At a recent ECR meeting in Madrid, the working group of fifty-plus retailers set about answering the same question: where does loss prevention see itself in 2025? This article summarises how these retailers saw the future, but the real point of this discussion is to act as a prompt for you and your team to find your own responses to the question.

Leadership Response to the 2019 Loss Prevention Survey

In this follow-up to the 2019 Loss Prevention Survey “The New Generation of Loss Prevention: Are We on The Same Page?”, we look to further digest and interpret the industry response. As part of this process, we felt it vital to hear the voice of industry leadership, including how today’s leaders reacted and responded to the results.

Powered by Walmart: Building Continuity among Strong Local Retail Businesses around the World

Jay Mealing is the typical Walmart Cinderella story. He started in the Garden Center as an hourly associate in 1990 at a store in Columbia, South Carolina. Almost 30 years later, he is senior director of global security for Walmart International. Not bad for a country boy from South Carolina. Read his story.

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.

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