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Are Retailers Selling Shoplifting Tools?

Are Retailers Selling Shoplifting Tools?

I purchased the cooler bag and went to one of my corporate retail colleagues to test the bag with two different types of electronic article surveillance (EAS) tags; the classic hard tags and UPC-style sticker tags. After a series of tests, I noted the following results.   Read More


The Worldwide Impact of Shrink

The Worldwide Impact of Shrink

In the United States and around the globe, shrink continues to be a challenge for retailers, especially as competition grows, profit margins constrict, and the availability of quality employees becomes increasingly limited. Retail companies in the US have been hit especially hard by shrink in the last five years, but   Read More


European EAS and RFID Tags Now Available in North America Through New Partnership Between CONTROLTEK and Thoonsen

European EAS and RFID Tags Now Available in North America Through New Partnership Between CONTROLTEK and Thoonsen

CONTROLTEK has recently entered into an agreement with French EAS innovator Thoonsen to bring some of the most popular electronic article surveillance (EAS) tags in Europe to the North American market.

“Thoonsen excels in several important EAS segments, such as eyewear protection, padlock-style tags, and solutions for food & drug retailers,”   Read More


Magnet Detection Pioneer Alert Systems Selects CONTROLTEK as Exclusive Regional Partner for North America

Magnet Detection Pioneer Alert Systems Selects CONTROLTEK as Exclusive Regional Partner for North America

CONTROLTEK has recently partnered with Danish technology innovator Alert Systems to expand the availability of booster bag and magnet detectors to U.S. retailers.

“Professional shoplifters, and especially organized retail crime (ORC) groups, have learned to use magnetic detachers to remove EAS tags,” said Tom Meehan, CONTROLTEK’s chief strategy officer and chief   Read More


Bad Packaging Design Can Lead to Shrink

Bad Packaging Design Can Lead to Shrink

Few things are as frustrating for a loss prevention leader than discovering a bad packaging design they know will promote retail shrink— a feature which could easily have been prevented if those who created and approved the packaging had included shrink reduction in the initial design criteria.

For example, in a store,   Read More


Effective, Evidence-Based Retail Crime Prevention

Effective, Evidence-Based Retail Crime Prevention

Regardless of the protective progress retailers and solutions providers are making, thieves are still carrying off billions of dollars’ worth of goods annually. While merchandise loss costs retailers huge amounts of money, theft-driven product out-of-stocks, and sometimes locked-up goods, it also deters sales to good customers. Happy, buying customers are   Read More