Tag: retail security duties


American Public University System Launches Competency-Based Education Program to Provide Flexible, Personalized Degree Path for Adult Learners

American Public University System Launches Competency-Based Education Program to Provide Flexible, Personalized Degree Path for Adult Learners

American Public University System (APUS) recently announced Momentum, a new, competency-based education (CBE) program designed to further enhance the flexibility and affordability of delivering innovative, career-relevant offerings for working adults.

“Momentum, unlike traditional academic programs, focuses on the achievement of knowledge and skills, providing a more flexible degree path to non-traditional   Read More


Where in the World is the LPM Team?

Where in the World is the LPM Team?

The LPM team is on the road again!

Our mission is to bring you, our readers, the best in in-depth, timely coverage of topics that are highly relevant to loss prevention professionals, security professionals, and retail management. Part of executing that mission requires our team members to be out and about,   Read More


Consider These Pros and Cons before Implementing Remote Video Surveillance

Consider These Pros and Cons before Implementing Remote Video Surveillance

Remote video surveillance enables the reallocation of loss prevention personnel from low-activity locations without the elimination of loss prevention coverage and oversight. This not only increases the effectiveness of LP associates, but also increases overall job satisfaction, which reduces turnover, lost time, and recruiting, hiring, and training costs.

Loss prevention personnel   Read More


Gun Control in the Retail Industry

Gun Control in the Retail Industry

Editor’s Note: This article, which was among LP Magazine’s top stories in 2015, illuminates the widespread debate over the sale of assault-type weapons in stores. Regardless of personal perspectives, retail industry and loss prevention professionals have a critical responsibility to understand these issues and enforce safety and organizational policies.   Read More


2014 Retail Data Breaches

 

2014 was a year where retail data breaches dominated retail news and changed the corporate landscape of many retail organizations. The phrase, “It’s not if you will have a breach, but when you learn that you’ve had a breach” became common language for retail loss prevention departments across the country.   Read More


Evaluating the Pros and Cons of Remote Video Monitoring

Evaluating the Pros and Cons of Remote Video Monitoring

Video monitoring has been used successfully in retail settings for several years.Video surveillance has enabled significant improvements in customer and associate safety, as well as proven an effective tool in theft deterrence through improving loss prevention productivity and accuracy.

Recent increases in network bandwidth between store locations and retail headquarters now   Read More


Retail Leadership Redefining the IMRA

Retail Leadership Redefining the IMRA

EDITORS NOTE: Sandy Kennedy is president of the newly renamed Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), formerly International Mass Retail Association (IMRA). She came to RILA in December 2002 from Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting) where she was director of the Leadership DialogueSeries, a roundtable venue for idea exchange between senior executives   Read More