Get Our Email Newsletter

NRF Expert Testifies Before House Hearing on Retail Crime

On December 12, the House Homeland Security Committee Counterterrorism, Law Enforcement, and Intelligence Subcommittee held a hearing titled “From Festive Cheer to Retail Fear: Addressing Organized Retail Crime.”

Ahead of the hearing, NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay appeared on Fox Business’ “Cavuto: Coast to Coast” with David Asman to talk about organized retail crime and the need for federal legislation.

NRF Vice President of Asset Protection and Retail Operations David Johnston testified on behalf of the retail industry. A copy of his written statement for the record can be viewed here and a recording of the full hearing is available here.

LP Solutions

Image

On ORC’s Alarming Growth:

  • Johnston: “Despite some recent press articles that look to downplay ORC or argue about data, it is abundantly clear from retailers’ experience with ORC that the criminal activities we witness in stores across the nation and the incidents of violence tied to them are on the rise.”

 

- Digital Partner -

On the Widespread Impact of ORC:

  • Johnston: “Retail theft is not a victimless crime. It impacts jobs, consumers and communities in several ways. Increased violence involving theft has caused injury to employees and consumers, the unfortunate death of some retail associates, and a fear of working or shopping in high-crime locations. This makes it difficult for retailers to retain or find labor to support consumers.”

On the Need for Federal Support:

  • Johnston: “We need government at every level to take actions that curtail the ability and opportunity for these criminal organizations to profit from stolen merchandise, and to send the signal that this type of criminal activity will no longer be tolerated.”

Loss Prevention Magazine updates delivered to your inbox

Get the free daily newsletter read by thousands of loss prevention professionals, security, and retail management from the store level to the c-suite.

What's New

Digital Partners

Become a Digital Partner

Violence in the Workplace

Download this 34-page special report from Loss Prevention Magazine about types and frequency of violent incidents, impacts on employees and customers, effectiveness of tools and training, and much more.

Webinars

View All | Sponsor a Webinar

Whitepapers

View All | Submit a Whitepaper

LP Solutions

View All | Submit Your Content

Loss Prevention Media Logo

Stay up-to-date with our free email newsletter

The trusted newsletter for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management. Get the latest news, best practices, technology updates, management tips, career opportunities and more.

No, thank you.

View our privacy policy.