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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.

It’s National Customer Service Week. 7 Tips to Enhance Your Brand

National Customer Service Week, proclaimed by Congress in 1992, is celebrated each year during the first full week of October. In today’s volatile retail environment, a retailer with a culture of delivering truly great customer service has a distinct edge over their competition.

Retailers, Solution Providers, Law Enforcement, and Students Collaborate on Retail Crime at LPRC Conference

Over 430 people made their way to the University of Florida’s Gainesville campus for the Loss Prevention Research Council’s 2019 Impact conference. The three-day event focused heavily on learning and collaboration, as well as research on evidence-based tactics and strategies to reduce retail crime and loss.

9 Current Trends in the Ever-Evolving Retail Business

We have heard for years that brick and mortar retail is dead or dying as we know it. Well, forecasters must not have gotten that message. Multiple forecasts predict holiday sales and overall 2019 sales will grow significantly over 2018. It doesn’t look like retail is dead or dying, but it is rapidly changing and evolving to keep up with consumers needs and changing habits.

In Memoriam: Larry Yeager

The retail asset protection industry lost one of its most interesting and popular people with the recent passing of Larry Yeager, referred to by many as “the Mayor of Alpha.” His legacy is the impressive array of positive character traits he possessed, and the larger-than-life way that he impacted the people around him. Here is a remembrance from many who knew him best.

The Potential Challenges of Cryptocurrency in Retail

It will take time for traditional industries like retail to weigh the benefits and challenges of cryptocurrency. In the end, if retailers want to win over the 7.1 million active bitcoin users, they will have to take steps on their own to accommodate these consumers.

4 Ways You Can Commemorate 9/11

This year—2019—marks the eighteenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks. Rather than fading into a distant memory, however, the attacks and the aftermath are still very much present on the minds and in the hearts of those who lived through them. It's worth remembering.

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.

What is Cryptocurrency and How Does It Work?

Since the Bitcoin boom of 2017, more people than ever have become interested in cryptocurrency, going so far as to buy it as a...

The Next E-commerce Emerging Market: The Middle East

By far the largest economic engine in the United Arab Emirates over the past five years is e-commerce. Dubai’s population is approximately 3.2 million, over half of which is comprised of foreign nationals who are moving in droves to the UAE simply for one thing—work. This is now creating a global melting pot that is driving the demand for retail e-commerce. With all this growth brings growing pains for certain businesses, including the transportation industry.

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