Retail Risk & Crisis Management

risk assessment

Maintaining a Reasoned Approach to Risk in Highly Charged Times

If retailers allow emotion and bias to creep into risk assessments, they could misspend precious resources and be no more prepared for the next disaster.
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Retailers’ Hurricane Preparations More Critical This Pandemic Season

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season raises concerns for organizations still dealing with the effects of the ongoing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

Reopening Retail: Lessons from Past Pandemics

The COVID-19 pandemic has very quickly changed the world we live in, and in ways most of us thought were unimaginable just a few...
crisis management

In Crisis Communications Speed Is Important, But Accuracy Even More So

Many of us in the security field feel the pressure to be first and be fast with the information that can help our organizations....

ON-DEMAND: How to Prep Your Business to Recover from COVID-19

Learn the considerations and precautions you should take as you prepare your reentry strategy for getting closed stores up and running again.
Madrid, Spain

Executive Summary: Retail Lessons from Spain

In an LPM webinar Friday, retail executive Todd Hooper offered a first-hand account of how the response has unfolded in Spain, along with suggestions for improving the US response. This post summarizes the discussion and provides links to the recorded webinar and podcast.

LP Executives Share Their Experience with Managing Stores during COVID-19

The impact and challenges of the current travel restrictions on managing retail stores, field LP teams, and what communications measures are in use.

As Coronavirus Spreads, Are Retailers’ Pandemic Preparedness Plans Ready?

With respect to the prospect of a deadly pandemic, whether it occurs in nature or from terrorists, most scientists suggest that we are living on a major fault line. They predict a big one is coming, but there is just no telling when. Will the coronavirus be the one?

Your Active Shooter Training Is Less Effective Than You Think, Warn Researchers

A comprehensive approach to the active shooter threat is critical, suggests new research by two Minnesota criminology professors who compiled a detailed database on “mass shooters” in the US. That research suggests that active shooter training may, in some cases, actually be training the shooter.

Time to Dust off Your Virus Outbreak Preparedness Plan?

As a business risk, it’s probably hard for a retailer to think it makes sense to embark on a major pandemic planning initiative given perceived more pressing business issues. Still, security leaders shouldn’t let a lack of attention prevent an annual program review of its readiness. But what might such LP department preparations include?
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