You’ve likely rented a DVD from a Redbox or cashed in your penny jar at the Coinstar kiosk at your neighborhood grocery store. But have you thought about the loss prevention challenges associated with these high-tech “vending machines” that dispense valuable merchandise or cash in an unmanned environment? The loss prevention team at Seattle-based Outerwall brings traditional LP experience to this new “automated retail” business that could not exist without ensuring that both customers and their retail partners who host their kiosks are fully confident in the kiosk performance. It’s an intriguing concept that could likely have you partnering with the Outerwall LP team at some point in the future. Learn more in the November-December 2015 issue of LP Magazine.
Solutions Showcase Articles and a New Column
Apart from the major feature articles, the November-December issue contains eight Solutions Showcase articles providing case studies and thought-leadership pieces from several of our key advertising partners. Plus, you will enjoy the columns from our normal contributors such as Wicklander-Zulawski, the Loss Prevention Foundation, and the LPRC who are now joined by our newest columnist Tom Meehan. The LP executive from Bloomingdale’s writes about the evolution of retail and how LP professionals will have to adjust in his column titled “Future of LP: Things to Consider.”
2016 Product Showcase and Resource Guide
Where do you turn when you are looking for solutions providers you can partner with to help solve loss prevention and retail security challenges? One starting point is our annual Product Showcase and Resource Guide with sixteen pages of vendor products and services in 25 category areas from 43 different companies. This handy guide will help you identify leading companies who can help you with everything from access control to data analytics to guards to video surveillance. It’s a resource you’ll want to keep on hand throughout the year. To view the guide, check out the PDF version of the November-December 2015 issue, which is available on our Print Archives.
The issue also includes:
• Managing the Frontiers of Retail Innovation, an examination of the impact of mobile scan and pay technologies on retail loss prevention
• An Interview with Mike Silveira of CVS Health
• Certification: Forging Partnerships
• Interviewing: It’s All About Context, Part 4
• Plus much more!
The November-December content is available to you for free in several formats. Read the articles on our new digital platform that is optimized for computer, tablet, and smartphone. And of course, the print edition can be mailed to your home or office with a free subscription. No matter how you prefer to read our editorial content, we thank you for supporting LP Magazine and are always open to your comments or suggestions.