We know that your week can get busy, and the time you have to catch up on the news from around the retail loss prevention industry is often stolen away by other things. That’s why the LPM team sifts through headlines from all over the country to bring only the most relevant LP news to you here, in our special weekly news round-up—the perfect bookend to a productive week.
Here’s What You May Have Missed
Florida Passes Bill to Combat ORC
The Florida House of Representatives voted 80-36 on March 8 to approve SB 1534, which will make organized retail theft a new crime that would subject violators to a third-degree felony charge.
Growth in Online Shopping Provides Golden Ticket for Fraudsters
The last two years have changed many things for the retail industry, including a shift to online selling. But determining whether an online customer is authentic or just wishing to defraud a company is challenging.
San Francisco Cracks Down on Stolen-Item Street Vending
San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors has unanimously passed a measure to implement permits and regulatory requirements for street vendors. Vendors will now have to show proof that they own the items they’re selling.
2 Women Arrested for Shoplifting and Using Child as Lookout
A trip to the mall ended badly for two Sarasota women accused of using a child to shoplift at Port Charlotte Town Center. In addition to the theft charges they face, the mother of the child is accused of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Retailers Rush to Halt Operations in Russia
When Russia invaded Ukraine late last month, brands and businesses scrambled to respond. Soon, retailers across the world started to halt operations, at least temporarily, in Russia. And from Apple to Nike to H&M, the list is growing.
Seattle Mayor’s Holistic Approach to Crime Doesn’t Include Social Services
As Seattle scrambles to address ongoing crime and violence, Mayor Bruce Harrell struggles to fulfill his promise for a new kind of public safety response, failing to provide social services for those in high-crime areas.