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Offender Perspectives on Self-Checkout Theft

Unfortunately, the convenient self-checkout option is popular among genuine customers and fraudsters alike. Read this article, then check out the video for clips from actual LPRC offender interviews on the subject.
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Mission Driven

After a long career in loss prevention, including twenty-six years at Best Buy, Paul Stone, CFE, LPC, is now experiencing unparalleled results. Tempted out...

RESEARCH: Retail Theft and Loss Prevention Analytics

Who shoplifts? There is no typical profile of a shoplifter. Based on our experience of interviewing offenders, shoplifters can be male or female, of any race, as young as five or well into their seventies.
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Sweethearting: The Dark Side of Good Customer Service

One of the most commonly held principles of shrinkage reduction, especially for shoplifting deterrence, is achieved by giving good customer service. This idea is...

Where Will You Find Value? A Deep Dive into the Power of Integration

Big or small, a retailer has a range of technology options to improve security and loss prevention—but none of those should be used in a silo, according to Dan Reese, director of vertical market applications at Bosch Security and Safety Systems. Post sponsored by Bosch.
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How to Manage Inventory: Shrink Visibility

At a time when store margins are under intense competitive pressure, retail shrink can make or break a retailer's bottom line. But retail shrink numbers are vulnerable to blind spots and imprecise metrics.
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The Worldwide Impact of Shrink

In the United States and around the globe, shrink continues to be a challenge for retailers, especially as competition grows, profit margins constrict, and...
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9 Emerging Retail Technology Trends You Need to Know

Loss prevention practitioners have a long track record of investing in a wide range of technologies to help control the various losses retailers experience....

Emerging Technologies

In the second in a series of industry-focused benchmarking surveys, the authors present a few key findings from a new study of how some...

A New Chapter in Retail

Following are a few article summaries that can provide you with a small taste of the original content available to you every day through...

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