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Shedding Light on Retail Theft Statistics

The NRSS indicates that shoplifting accounted for 35.7 percent of the reported shrink in 2017, which is down from 39.3 percent in 2016.
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6 Steps for Preventing Employee Theft of High-Value Property

To the extent possible, it’s good to keep high-value assets and critical material separate from employees, but that’s not always practical.
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Significant Inventory Loss Requires Perspective

Throughout my career, I've investigated numerous significant increases in shortage on a multi-store level. In each case, the cause was traced to the distribution process.
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Interview and Interrogation Training: Handling Requests

Even though we might ultimately deny a request, we don't want to do so in a way that creates an adversarial relationship with the subject. Think about it like this: nobody likes being told no.
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Solutions Snapshot: Appriss Retail

To give retailers the competitive edge they need, Appriss Retail developed a cloud-based data integration platform that pulls data from all sources within the retail organization.
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What Causes Shrinkage in Retail? Addressing the 4 Top Causes

Not every loss prevention tool fits the needs and budget of every retailer. However, a combination of tactics makes an impact and reduces a store's shrinkage.
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Interview and Interrogation Training: Don’t Take It Personally

What we have to remember is that it isn't personal. It's not about us. It's not personal to anyone except the individual who was involved in the incident.

Interview and Interrogation Training: Why Victims Don’t Report

Here's one unfortunate reason: "If I work in a building with 500 people, surely somebody else will say something. It doesn't have to be me."
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The Remote Interview: When Do You Need the Human Touch?

Conducting suspect interviews remotely is an attractive cost-sensitive solution that has become increasingly commonplace, according to a trainer who has taught thousands of retail security personnel on interview and interrogation techniques.

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