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Core competencies and standards of performance have been established by industry leadership and subject matter experts from across the retail loss prevention community to represent the needs and expectations of the profession.
State associations are recognized by merchants, legislators, state officials and other trade groups as a powerful beacon for the retail industry.
Whether in a booster bag, booster girdle, stroller or wearing stolen merchandise out of a store, the fitting room seems like a great place to conceal merchandise. So, what are some current methods to curb shoplifting in fitting rooms?
"Being a vendor is not a dirty word. You need to believe in your bones that what you're providing is critical to your customer's success."
"Around the age of ten, I started selling software demo kits alongside my dad," said Longo. "He was a brilliant man, passionately building relationships with innovators in the early days of software development, including (name drop) Bill Gates."
The vendor-retailer relationship is complicated, time-consuming, and sometimes frustrating. But if it's the right relationship, it can be mutually beneficial and everyone is happy—or at least minimally dissatisfied, depending on your perspective.
Every so often, a simple idea catches the imagination, fervor, and engagement of a group of people and is developed into a successful practice that revolutionizes a business. Electronic article surveillance (EAS) source tagging is definitely one of those.
One day in October of 2017, a man of medium build entered a Rite Aid in one of the nation’s largest cities, approached the register, and demanded cash. As the drawer was being opened, the subject flung himself over the counter, grabbing whatever cash he could.
Sometimes the mighty fall. Even the most seasoned loss prevention professional can get in a rut or make mistakes based on habit or personal attitudes. Why? Here are the three common reasons.
"It's not easy for any of us to balance all of the many priorities that we have in our lives," said Duke. "But once you're engaged in something that you're truly passionate about—something that's in your heart and you truly believe in—you find the time."