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Everything Is Connected

When we're looking to grow a business at the store or enterprise level, we should strive to envision that entity's place and role in...
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Retail Innovation Ideas: Dangerous When Forced

When planned, innovation is an essential part of the evolution of retail. But when retail innovation ideas are forced on an organization, they can be a toxic time burglar.
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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.
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How to Manage Inventory: Shrink Visibility

At a time when store margins are under intense competitive pressure, retail shrink can make or break a retailer's bottom line. But retail shrink numbers are vulnerable to blind spots and imprecise metrics.
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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...

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

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

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,...
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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...
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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...
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The Three Amigos

Exemplifying the True Meaning of Solution Provider Partner: An Interview with Kevin Lynch, Mike Grady, and Rex Gillette

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