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Restaurant Theft: The 5 Most Common Methods

Given that restaurants operate on incredibly narrow margins, it is important to identify and reduce the opportunities for employee theft. Here are five common ways in which dishonest employees steal from restaurant owners and customers.
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How to Define Loss Prevention

“So, what do you do?” This is common question that for some loss prevention professionals presents a perplexing set of thoughts. “How do I adequately satisfy the inquirer’s request, without overcomplicating the dialogue?”
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Shoplifting Continues to Rise – 8 of Past 10 Years, According to the Annual...

Over 432,000 shoplifters and dishonest employees were apprehended in 2017 by just 21 large retailers who recovered over $188 million from these thieves, according...
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Shoplifting Methods and Designing Out Crime

Booster bags, or so-called “magic bags,” continue to be one of the more popular shoplifting methods used by professional thieves. These foil-lined carriers work...

ORC Survey and Security Lawsuit

Following are a few article summaries that can provide you with a small taste of the original content available to you every day through...

2017 Survey Reveals Organized Retail Crime’s Top Stolen Items

The 2017 Organized Retail Crime (ORC) Survey, an annual survey conducted by the National Retail Federation, continues to show the impact that organized crime...
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Target’s Minimum Wage Increased. What Does That Mean for Theft?

Employee theft is a source of loss simply too costly to ignore, which is why loss prevention practitioners are always on the lookout for...
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Considering an EAS Hard Tag Merchandise Protection Strategy

When looking to protect their merchandise, retailers can choose from a number of electronic article surveillance (EAS) hard tag options, including in-store applied hard and...

Theft Takes a Toll on Retailers’ Bottom-Line Profits, According to Jack L. Hayes International’s...

Over 438,000 shoplifters and dishonest employees were apprehended in 2016 by just 23 large retailers who recovered over $120 million from these thieves, according...
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How Much of Retail Shrink is Lost to “Paper Shrink”?

Each year, loss prevention directors are evaluated based at least in part on retail shrink results. At a minimum, poor retail shrink numbers negatively...

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Promoting a culture of honesty requires implementing a strong employee theft policy and internal awareness program.

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This report shows how CCTV/video and alarm systems can enhance the safety and security of retail locations.