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Combating Retail Shrink with AI: Two Case Studies

Whether you are an AI skeptic or an enthusiast, these real-life scenarios illustrate the impact of AI and IoT and demonstrate ways for the retail industry to reimagine their loss prevention strategies with advanced technologies.
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Why Point-of-Sale Activation Technology Has Been Heralded as a Kingmaker

In a world where opposites attract, denial of service could be a force for good and put to commercial use, particularly in retail where organized retail crime gangs and opportunist thieves have had a free hand at disrupting legitimate business.
Racial Profiling in retail stores

What We Can Do About Racial Profiling in Retail Stores

One idea to limit lawsuits: Conduct periodic surprise store audits to ensure compliance, identify gaps in training, and weed out problem employees.

Fighting Organized Retail Crime Takes Center Stage in Myrtle Beach at CLEAR Conference

The 2018 Coalition of Law Enforcement and Retail (CLEAR) Conference was held October 9-11 in Myrtle Beach, SC, with 180 attendees enjoying the 14 sessions, vendor interactions, and networking opportunities. A highlight of the conference was presenting awards for the law enforcement and loss prevention investigations of the year.

Killed over shoplifting? ‘Disturbing’ Video Shows Store Owner Fatally Shooting Alleged Thief

"Disturbing" video footage was released by Florida police investigating a fatal shooting of a suspected shoplifter by a store owner who is also a...

Check Casher Guilty of Laundering over $100M

A Florida check casher has pleaded guilty to laundering over $100 million in proceeds of health care, mortgage and identity theft tax refund fraud.Federal...
ORC Theft

ORC Theft Trends and Impact

A more effective way to attack this type of theft is to bring together retailers and law enforcement resources in order to share trends and case details.
loss prevention duties, loss prevention data

Loss Prevention Data: Who’s Responsible?

Listening to loss prevention leaders discuss their relationships with information technology (IT) departments and offer advice for strengthening them can seem a bit like eavesdropping on marriage counseling.
Crisis Management Plan

The Best (and Most Practical) Tips to Improve Your Crisis Management Plan

As we all know, a major crisis can arise at any time. It can be natural or man-made, short-lived or having devastating consequences over an extended period, affecting one business or many, and permanently damaging the reputation of some.
dishonest employee

When a Dishonest Employee “Doesn’t Remember”

In situations where a subject reverts to “I don’t remember,” it is generally a means of defending himself without having to admit to participation in a particular act.

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