At LP Magazine, we know that your week can get busy, and the time in which you try to catch up on the news is often stolen away by other things. That’s why we sift through headlines from all over the country to bring only the most relevant news in loss prevention to you here, in our special weekly news round-up — the perfect bookend to a productive week.
Here’s What You May Have Missed
Retailers Send Letter Regarding Vaccine Mandates to Dept. of Labor
The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) and the National Retail Federation (NRF) sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Labor and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) highlighting the operational challenges of implementing a vaccine mandate for retailers.
San Francisco Unveils Initiative to Stop Retail Crime
San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced that San Francisco’s Retail Crime Initiative will be led by the SFPD in partnership with local retailers and regional law enforcement agencies to increase the reporting, investigating, and solving of retail theft cases.
Tennessee Kroger Shooter Was Third Party Vendor
Police Chief Dale Lane revealed that the gunman in Thursday’s shooting at a western Tennessee Kroger was a third party vendor for Kroger. The gunman was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot after killing one person and injuring 15 others.
ProPublica Explores How Facebook Marketplace Is Driving Retail Theft
ProPublica published a long-form exploration of Facebook Marketplace’s growth, and how the platform fails to enforce its own rules, making it a safe haven for scammers and shoplifters.
California Retail Theft Ring Exposed
Sheriff’s deputies in Cabarrus County, California, located a retail theft ring running out of a house, along with $250,000 in retail merchandise, after the execution of a search warrant. The merchandise came from Home Depot, Lowe’s, Target, Kroger’s, and other large retailers.
Companies Are Revamping Supply Chain Contracts
The pandemic has put a great amount of stress on supply chains; now, companies are trying to address the risks and added costs caused by constant delays by making changes to their contracts.