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Are Retail Flash Mob Robberies Really Organized Retail Crime?

Based on their very nature, flash mob robberies are hard to prevent. But it’s critical that all retailers train their employees to be aware and alert to the possibility, to not engage the mob in any way, to concentrate on remembering descriptions of perpetrators and vehicles, and to call the police as soon as it’s safe. Here are 10 ways to protect employees and customers in a flash mob event.

Getting Ready for the Expanding Scope of Retail Security

As retailers expand into customer experience retailing, loss prevention and risk management professionals are facing new challenges. Children’s play areas, curb-side pickup, and special in-store events each have unique security issues. Are you prepared?

More Retailers Are Training on Violence Prevention. But Is It Sufficient? Effective?

At a keynote presentation at NRF Protect last month, a panel of industry leaders was shown data that 65 percent of retailers provide active shooter training and was asked—why aren’t we at 100 percent? Check out the 12 core elements that should be in any training program, plus questions you should ask to assess training providers.

LP Foundation’s Swing for Certification 2019 Golf Tournament Called a Great Success

More than 120 golfers and volunteers from across the lLP community assembled in California to share fun and raise money to support the industry at the second annual Swing for Certification golf tournament.

Post Orders that Don’t Reflect Real World Activities Are a Legal Ticking Time Bomb

Post orders that have not been reviewed recently probably don’t align with priorities or reflect the actual job duties that staff perform. Read what experts recommend.

2019 National Retail Security Survey Finds Increase in Shrink

Theft, fraud, and losses from other retail “shrink” totaled $50.6 billion in 2018, up from $46.8 billion the year before.

Seasoned Industry Vet, Walter Palmer, Joins CAP Index as Executive Vice President

Well-known loss prevention executive, Walter Palmer, has been named Executive Vice President of leading crime risk forecasting technology provider CAP Index.
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Why Intelligent Video Systems Are a Must-Have Tool for Today’s Convenience Stores

In case you're thinking that video is a nice-to-have capability, but one that most c-store owners simply don't have time to tackle, keep reading.
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The Retail CCTV Evolution

While the new “anti-establishment” world is rejecting globalization, will retail CCTV technology integration provide the panacea to retail risks?
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4 Tips for Better Management of Contract Security Retail Officers

The number of security guards directly hired by retailers is expected to decline by 2.8 percent between 2014 and 2024, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ occupational outlook.

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