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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.

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.

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...
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