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Security Guard Killed at Chicago Family Dollar Just Days After City Council Passes Proposal...

A 43-year-old father of four was shot to death while working as a security guard at a Family Dollar on the West Side of Chicago Friday afternoon—just days after the Chicago City Council voted to crack down on dollar stores across Chicago.

Target Closing 9 Stores Citing Retail Theft and Violence

Target announced that it is closing nine stores across four states, effective Oct. 21. The company said it cannot continue operating these stores because theft and ORC are threatening the safety of its employees and guests.

Did Internal Theft Get Better, Or Did Everything Else Get Worse?

LP problems such as employee theft are still prevalent and may even be growing worse due to an increase in the general havoc of the modern retail store.

The Retail Violence Epidemic Reaches New Heights

While employee retail safety has always been a priority, the recent increase in violent incidents has brought the issue front and center for LP leaders.

Restraining Orders: The Secret Weapon of California Retailers

Retail crime is worse than ever in California, where laws are quite lenient for offenders. Restraining orders might be the best solution.

Last Chance to Take the Violence in the Retail Workplace Survey

Our Violence in the Retail Workplace Survey is closing soon. Don't miss letting you voice be heard—participate now!

Retail’s Latest High-Tech Accessory? Body-Worn Cameras

The use of body-worn cameras (BWC) by retail organizations seems likely to grow as technology options for implementation widen and retailers look to recalibrate protection to align with a more threatening store environment.

Companies Miss Up to 50% of Harmful Threats

US corporations are facing an increased volume of threats driven by persistent political, social and economic issues,

Brutal Breakroom Killing Underscores Need to Document Concerning Behaviors

Tragedy hit one of the nation’s largest pharmacy chain stores in June when a 28-year-old employee stacked bins in front of a breakroom security camera before allegedly killing a 17-year-old coworker,

Proactive Face Matching Stops Active Shooter Threat

Active shooter incidents in 2021 spiked by 52.5 percent from 2020. In response, retailers are quickly adopting technologies, including face matching, that offer advance warning of threats.
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