Retail Security: Walgreens’ Story Offers Many Lessons

The intriguing story of how Walgreens and its retail security team started preparing for trouble they anticipated in Ferguson, MO – a full six months before the controversial verdict in the shooting of Michael Brown was rendered – is something every loss prevention professional will want to read.

This in-depth report of not just the Ferguson response but the development of the company’s best-in-class Security Operations Center long before delivers important lessons for everyone concerned with retail security. It’s all in the May-June issue of LP Magazine, which is free to qualified loss prevention, retail, and law enforcement professionals; students and professors; and vendors serving the LP industry in the U.S. and Canada.

For more on retail security, you’ll also want to read our column on partnering with retailers in joint ORC investigations, taking a look at how online auction giant eBay deals with fraud such as triangle scams.

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And if you’re looking for loss prevention career advice, look no further than our in-depth talk with Melissa Mitchell, director of loss prevention at LifeWay Christian Stores. Mitchell talks freely about her somewhat unorthodox career path, and, more importantly, about the qualities that helped her get hired even when she didn’t have all the right credentials.

Mobile payments and ecommerce fraud

LP Magazine is staying on top of the coming shift in liability with the October transition to EMV credit card technologies. Any questions you have about online retail security in the new era of mobile commerce will be answered in our analysis, Mobile Payment: The New Retail Revolution and Its Impact on LP. With some $92 million lost in revenue drain from online credit card fraud last year, it’s clearly time for LP professionals to learn from the leaders in this field such as Walgreens and eBay.

The May-June issue will also include these articles:

  • Attacks on POS Systems: Hitting Retailers Where It Hurts
  • Interviewing: It’s All About Context
  • Certification: An Early Education
  • Digital Dialogue: What’s the Right Path?
  • Strategies: Remove Connectivity – Easier, Fast, Better LP
  • Evidence-Based LP: Focusing on What Offenders Think
  • One Question to Improve your Store Visits

We also deliver industry news on the cost of fraud in retail and what the current movement to raise the minimum wage will mean for our workforce. Subscribe for free today and don’t miss these career-critical articles from LP Magazine.

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