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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 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.
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.
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.
Retail crime is worse than ever in California, where laws are quite lenient for offenders. Restraining orders might be the best solution.
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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.
US corporations are facing an increased volume of threats driven by persistent political, social and economic issues,
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,
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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