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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


An Update on Major Subjects Affecting Retail LP

An Update on Major Subjects Affecting Retail LP

After completing the three-part series on the first fifteen years of Loss Prevention magazine, I promised to write an additional article that looks at the current and future state of some subjects we discussed that have a huge influence on the retail loss prevention profession. As I looked at the   Read More


Checkpoint Systems Debuts Its Smallest EAS Tag to Protect Merchandise, Combat Organized Retail Crime

Checkpoint Systems recently announced at the Retail Asset Protection Conference the 2928 S “Swat” Micro Tag, its smallest EAS tag with organized retail crime (ORC) leave-behind protection.

Designed for high-theft drugstore, electronics, hard goods, grocery and other retail categories, it optimizes protection for merchandise and reduces shrink–especially by ORC gangs–without obscuring   Read More


The Organized Theft “Sales Cycle”

The Organized Theft “Sales Cycle”

Forty years ago, organized theft (now called organized retail crime, or ORC) plagued the East Coast. Gangs of professional thieves from various countries in South America in an organized and well-planned scheme were targeting high-end designer clothes from department and specialty stores from Boston to Atlanta. Intelligence on these gangs   Read More


Good Sensors Lead to Good Data

They’re out there, and they’re headed our way. In the last column, I discussed how we need to improve our data to improve our decisions and then of course our positive impact. But just as critical as good data are good sensors. Think Star Trek; think unmanned drones over a   Read More