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Where Were You on the Morning of September 11? Part 3

LP Magazine shares perspectives and memories from loss prevention executives about the September 11, 2001, attacks.

Crisis Management Plan Development

Crisis management is a process used to eliminate or reduce the harmful effects of an event and establish methods to deal with them when...
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Stepping Up During This Time of Crisis—LP Leadership’s Role

These are unprecedented times in our world, our lives, and of course, our industry. As front-line defenders, loss prevention leadership is in a critical...

Thoughts from Industry Leaders on Opportunities and Failures with COVID-19

Retail executives offer their insights into the opportunities, challenges, and failures of organizations related to loss prevention, supply chain, crisis management, and other areas.

A Culture of Tradition and Change: Loss Prevention in Japan

Japan has always had a reputation for its fascinating, distinctive traditions. As an island nation with a long history of isolation, many aspects of the culture are immersed in a rich history and deep traditions dating back thousands of years. On the other hand, it is a country that continuously pushes new trends. The same is true for retail security.

As Coronavirus Spreads, Are Retailers’ Pandemic Preparedness Plans Ready?

With respect to the prospect of a deadly pandemic, whether it occurs in nature or from terrorists, most scientists suggest that we are living on a major fault line. They predict a big one is coming, but there is just no telling when. Will the coronavirus be the one?

Time to Dust off Your Virus Outbreak Preparedness Plan?

As a business risk, it’s probably hard for a retailer to think it makes sense to embark on a major pandemic planning initiative given perceived more pressing business issues. Still, security leaders shouldn’t let a lack of attention prevent an annual program review of its readiness. But what might such LP department preparations include?

Powered by Walmart: Building Continuity among Strong Local Retail Businesses around the World

Jay Mealing is the typical Walmart Cinderella story. He started in the Garden Center as an hourly associate in 1990 at a store in Columbia, South Carolina. Almost 30 years later, he is senior director of global security for Walmart International. Not bad for a country boy from South Carolina. Read his story.

Ready or Not? Tips for Improving and Maintaining Crisis Management Programs

What should retailers be doing to prepare for the next disaster? Coming off a year of devastating weather events in which just one of the many hurricanes was estimated to have cost retailers $700 million, it’s not a surprise that the topic was in focus at the NRF Protect conference in June where executives from Target and Disney Stores shared how they are getting ready for future disaster events.

Learnings in the Quick-Service Restaurant Segment

Over the years, LP Magazine has interviewed a number of executives in the casual and quick-service restaurant industry as well as published contributed articles...

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