Retail Industry

Is Black Friday Turning Gray?

Do I really need to fight the crowds and craziness the day after Thanksgiving to save money on holiday shopping? It doesn't look like it.
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The Busiest Shopping Days Are Here: Top Tips to Prevent Holiday Shoplifting

According to ShopperTrak's historical data, 45 percent of all holiday shopper traffic falls during the top ten busiest days, beginning on Black Friday and dispersed throughout the end of the year. The top ten busiest shopping days for 2018, as predicted by ShopperTrak, are listed here.
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‘Tis the Season — but This Time, Without Toys “R” Us

When Toys"R"Us closed its stores, consumers were upset—especially kids. My nine-year-old granddaughter heard talk that Amazon had basically killed Toys"R"Us. She was so upset she asked her parents to "never shop at Amazon again" for her toys.
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How to Survive Retail Mergers and Acquisitions

Retail mergers and acquisitions have the cumulative affect of raising the bar for top LP and security executives, suggests David Lammert, president of Pinnacle Placements, an executive search firm specializing in the security profession.
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When Employees Leave, Keep a Close Eye on Your Data

Many years ago, when Conan O’Brien was battling NBC over his role in late-night programming, he announced his intentions while waiting for a resolution. “I will continue to put on as good a show each night as I can—while stealing as many office supplies as humanly possible.”

EEOC News and Enforcement Trends

Data examining the broader security industry suggests that security personnel actually file about as many lawsuits against their employers as they spark because of something they did or did not do.

Does This Mean Goodbye to Sears?

I'm willing to bet that Sears has touched almost everyone reading this post in one way or another. It's worth looking up the history of the company online to get a feel for just how many facets of everyday life in the United States have, in some way, involved Sears.
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State Retail Associations: The Complete List

State associations are recognized by merchants, legislators, state officials and other trade groups as a powerful beacon for the retail industry.
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LP and Risk Management for Signet Jewelers Brands

EDITORS NOTE: Kevin Valentine, CFI, LPC, retired at the end of 2017 as senior vice president of internal audit, loss prevention, and enterprise risk...
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The Checklist: An Old-School Retail Operations Process That Still Works

No pilot would ever dream of flying an airplane without the extensive use of pre-startup, pre-taxi and pre-takeoff checklists. Pilots know that checklists are the best way to ensure consistent operation—a necessary condition for safe flight.

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

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