Organized retail crime methods are a part of the retail marketplace, and they operate under the same basic principles as retailers. There is an opportunity to make a profit by supplying a demand, so various ORC players take it upon themselves to become the suppliers.
In early 2017, a small group of retail loss prevention professionals and local law enforcement officers assembled in the Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) market to discuss organized retail crime (ORC).
It is clear that retailers can no longer rely solely on criminal justice to impose proven effective sanctions aimed at reducing repeat offenses for shoplifting offenders. [Sponsored]
Shoplifting is often viewed by professionals and amateur thieves as a low-risk versus high-reward business. As experts have documented, many shops and stores do not do enough to dissuade the rational criminal, who scans every environment for an opportunity.
Marketing and loss prevention have always been intertwined, but the effort to forge a closer bond with shoppers could further enmesh the two functions.
Reporting crimes in your stores, without outcomes, is just another cost to your business. It's time to change this. [Editor’s Note: This article is a sponsored editorial submission and is written by the sponsor, not LPM editorial staff.]
Today, more than ever, retailers need solutions to address the ever-growing problem of shoplifting and theft. The criminal justice system has not been effective in solving this. [Sponsored Post]
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