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Recapping Fifteen Years of LP Magazine

Bill Turner, LPC, has been a reader and contributor to Loss Prevention magazine (now LP Magazine) since its inception in 2001. Now, as the publication celebrates its 15-year anniversary, Turner looks back at the publication’s past five years in a feature article in the January-February 2017 issue. This third and final installment to “Fifteen Years of Loss Prevention,” which appeared in the September-October issue, covers LP Magazine’s history from 2012-2016.

Certain subjects were featured heavily in the magazine during the last five years. Shoplifting and organized retail crime (ORC), crisis management, and employee theft received a lot of attention. Coverage about loss prevention technology has been comprehensive. From Turner’s article:

As called out above, some subjects saw fewer articles in the magazine over the past five years. Just the opposite is true for articles dealing with technology. I counted a whopping thirty-five articles dealing with various forms of loss prevention and retail technologies from 2012 to 2016. And, of course, the first one, in the May–June issue of 2012 centered around RFID. Bob DiLonardo noted that, once again, RFID in retail was a matter of when and how, not if. He said the primary message from the recently held RFID Journal Live’s tenth-anniversary conference was that RFID works and that seven years of developing standards was paying off. It was also noted that a Bloomingdale’s case study had been used to champion the technology for the retail industry. A feature article on American Apparel in the July–August 2014 issue highlighted its dedication to and reliance upon RFID technology for loss prevention and inventory control purposes.

Check out “Fifteen Years of Loss Prevention, Part 3” to read the full article and learn more about the history of LP Magazine during 2012-2016. You can also visit the Table of Contents for the January-February 2017 issue or register for a free subscription to the magazine.

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