How are shoplifting and other retail shrink concerns managed in retail stores with no loss prevention team? Read More
Tag: merchandise theft
By John Wilson
If connectivity in today’s digital world represents “everything,” then surely the opposite must be true of disconnectivity.
As we immerse ourselves in the 21st century and the Internet of Things—the symbiosis between design and device—and live our lives according to the new laws of online and omni-channel retailing that are but Read More
Three-quarters (75 percent) of retail jewelers participating in a Senseon® Secure Access survey said they are more concerned about jewelry theft than in the past, Senseon reported recently. Of those jewelers expressing anxiety, 44 percent are “a lot” or “moderately” concerned.
Among other findings:
Nearly one-third (31 percent) of respondents experienced Read More
A few years back, I was asked to conduct my first telephone-based loss prevention interview with an hourly employee. He was suspected of merchandise theft, and my supervisor insisted that I conduct the interview over the phone as the suspect was 800 miles away in another state, and the case Read More
The 21st century posed a major conundrum for the retailers: how to fight online competition and improve brick-and-mortar store performance, and how to increase retail foot traffic without compromising store security and safety measures.
However, increasing the number of customers results in a heavier workload for loss prevention teams, which makes Read More
Currently in its twenty-fifth year, the National Retail Security Survey continues to offer not only insightful research into retail crime but also successful countermeasures. Key findings from the most recent survey show that the impact of shrinkage continues to be sizeable, with 48.1 percent of retailers reporting increases in inventory Read More
This LPM Digital department serves to remind our readers that LP Magazine goes beyond the world of print. In fact, we have a comprehensive array of content available at LossPreventionMedia.com. Following are summaries of some of the original content published daily on our website that is available free to our Read More
Amazon, 50,000. Kohl’s, 69,000. Target, 70,000. Macy’s, 83,000. Retailers have announced some impressive seasonal hiring numbers for the 2016 Christmas and holiday season. Read More
The Sport Chalet experience is focused on “premier sporting goods and expert advice.” There are some distinct anti-shrink and fraud-prevention features built into the Sport Chalet experience. That’s not to say that shoplifters cannot be a scourge to this upscale sports supplies retailer, but nonetheless, even the most experienced and Read More
Something was amiss at the Target stores in Atlanta. Small, high-ticket items such as razors and film were disappearing from store shelves at an alarming rate. The stores assets protection teams were doing all they could to address the problem, but catching individual shoplifters didnt appear to be making much Read More