Shoplifting & Organized Retail Crime

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.

Inside the ORC-Opioid Connection

Quiz an LP investigator about trends in ORC, and it’s nearly certain that he or she will mention the opioid crisis, the fact that...

NASP Taps Early Champions as Advisory Committee Co-chairs

The National Association for Shoplifting Prevention (NASP) has tapped two asset protection industry veterans in Rhett Asher, vice president of strategy at ThinkLP, and...

Gift Cards Have Become a Common Currency for ORC

As retailers have responded to the evolving needs of the business, most have changed their return policies and typically issue a gift card or...

From Food to Fashion Sensormatic Source-Tagging Program Protects More than 70 Billion Items from...

Sensormatic Solutions, Johnson Control’s leading global retail solutions portfolio, has surpassed 70 billion consumer products source-tagged to date, allowing retailers to protect today’s most...

Retailers Urge Tenn. Supreme Court to Uphold Felony Conviction for Serial Shoplifters

This term the Tennessee Supreme Court will decide whether the state of Tennessee can use its burglary statute to prosecute serial shoplifters who have...

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.

The Continuing Battle of Fitting Room Theft in a World of Increasing Privacy Concerns

When it comes to fitting room shoplifting, it’s impossible to accurately gauge the total loss. However, the anonymity provided is still the shoplifter’s best friend. But changing privacy and surveillance laws are making it more and more difficult to combat fitting room thefts. Consider this partial list of suggested LP tactics.

Shoplifter Safety: Knowing When to “Let It Go”

Confronting a shoplifter always carries with it the potential for an unpredictable outcome, and while most shoplifting apprehensions result in the shoplifter cooperating, it’s critical that we remain alert and aware, prepared for the unexpected and knowing how to react. Most importantly, this also requires having the judgment and fortitude to let it go when the situation calls for it. It could end up being one of the most important decisions that you make.

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.

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