Loss Prevention Technology: Mobile Scan and Pay

LP Magazine’s November-December 2015 issue touches on a number of current topics of interest for loss prevention professionals, starting off with an academic examination of mobile scan and pay technologies. Professor Adrian Beck and Matt Hopkins, PhD, both with the University of Leicester in the UK, conducted research aimed at understanding the potential impact of the emerging technology on retail loss. In their article titled “Managing the Frontiers of Retail Innovation,” they summarize their twelve-month study with eight retailers in the US and Europe currently using mobile scan and pay technology in their stores. The results of the study – both positive and negative – and the authors’ conclusions will likely be surprising and thought provoking for most retailers.

An Interview with Mike Silveira of CVS Health

The retail pharmacy segment is experiencing tremendous changes with mergers and strategic partnerships with big-box retailers as well as the evolution of the product mix offered at the corner drug store. The changes are challenging loss prevention organizations to prevent traditional shrink while protecting customers and employees from criminals looking for pharmaceuticals. Mike Silveira, vice president of loss prevention for CVS Health, discusses the challenges and successes of his LP organization and the importance of his staying connected to the field organization in the November-December issue.

The issue also includes:
• The Art of the Kiosk, a profile of automated retail giant Outerwall
• The 2016 Product Showcase and Resource Guide
• Solutions Showcase
• Future of LP – a new column!
• Certification: Forging Partnerships
• Interviewing: It’s All About Context, Part 4
• Plus much more!

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