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Organized Retail Crime Associations: The Complete List

Successful organized retail crime associations are typically independent, multi-jurisdictional, customer-centric, and a recognized non-profit to be best positioned to lead the public/private partnership and combat ORC.

Total Retail Loss 2.0: Moving Beyond the Theory

Since its introduction in 2016, the Total Retail Loss concept has received critical acclaim across the globe, stimulated debate about what constitutes retail “loss,” and discussion about what the future role of the LP function might be. New research addressed how it has been implemented, its effectiveness, and what changes to the theory are required.

Exactly What Is a Shoplifter and How Much Do You Know?

The crime of shoplifting is as old as shopping itself. The first documented cases of shoplifting took place in 16th-century London and involved groups of men called “lifters” (early organized retail crime?).
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Which Retail Loss Prevention Solutions Stand the Test of Time?

Why is it that some product protection technologies have been around and working for decades, while other retail loss prevention solutions only seem to work for a few months before offenders aren’t impressed?
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Beyond the Usual Inventory Shrinkage Definition: Total Retail Loss

There is little consensus on what constitutes “loss” within the retail world nor how it should be measured. The terms “shrinkage” and “shortage” have been loosely applied to encapsulate some of the areas that generate loss, but they are not terms enjoying a clear and agreed-upon definition across the sector.
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Ethical Standards in the Workplace

Above and beyond your obligations to protect company assets, reduce shortage and enhance profits, you are expected to set an ethical example for others to follow.
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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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A Handy Guide to Video Auditing for Your Retail Business

Video-based operations audits have helped many businesses increase return on investment (ROI) and boost sales, revenues, and profit by finding theft and fraud they didn't know existed.
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How to Minimize the Cost of Cash with the Right Retail Cash Management Solution

As loss prevention professionals in retail businesses that serve this demographic en masse (i.e. QSR, c-store, big box, etc.) know all too well, cash is still a prominent form of payment.
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How to Maintain a Positive Outlook among Your Loss Prevention Staff

A growing body of research links loss prevention staff attitudes to the training they receive. How else should managers handle negativity in the workplace?

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

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Read this report to discover the history of retail security and get a glimpse at the rapidly evolving loss prevention profession.

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Get your FREE "Issues with ORC and Shoplifting" Guide

The safety of store associates, customers, and millions of dollars in potential litigation rely upon understanding these issues.

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Get your FREE "CCTV, Alarms, and Security Training" Guide

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