Looking Back on This Year in Loss Prevention

In the world of loss prevention, 2022 was an eventful year. Retail crime increased, multiple states made steps to fight organized retail crime, and store violence became a greater issue than ever before.

One great way to reflect on the events of the past year is to look back at the six magazine issues LPM put out in 2022—four quarterly publications, and two special editions exploring organized retail crime and innovation.

Here, look back at the topics explored in all six issues, and be sure to share your favorite stories with the rest of your LP team.

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Winter 2022 Issue

In LPM’s Winter 2022 Issue, learn about attracting and developing diverse talent with Target’s VP of AP Oscar Arango; look at what battles loss prevention must win in 2022; learn whether cargo theft is gaining traction; dive into the LPRC’s research about preventing retail theft across the five zones of threat; and read a discussion with Doug Baker of the FMI, Food Industry Association.

ORC Special Edition

This first special edition of LP Magazine is focused on the many challenges and issues with organized retail crime. Here, find articles on a wide range of topics, from the successful collaboration of the big three pharmacy retailers to how Homeland Security Investigations has foined the fight.

Spring 2022 Issue

In the Spring Issue, Home Depot AP leaders grapple with ever-evolving challenges; find the results from a survey on controlling self-scan checkout losses; learn about getting back to a healthy business after a crisis; read about leveraging situational crime prevention to combat retail crime and loss; and learn more about the Retail Council of Canada and the work they’re doing.

Summer 2022 Issue

Here, RILA Senior Executive Vice President for Retail Operations Lisa LaBruno discusses the work she’s doing advocating for the industry; look at how travel safety programs may need to retool as trips resume; learn how retailers are engaging with customers differently and how store design impacts losses and sales; and partners in international crime fighting talk about cooking up collaborative approaches to risk.

Innovation Special Edition

LPM’s Fall 2022 Special Edition focused on innovation, with articles exploring everything from the leadership imperative to the latest high-tech innovation, and research implications. Plus, there are several innovation profiles of suppliers who support the loss prevention and asset protection industry.

Fall 2022 Issue

This issue features a look at the research on preventing retail violence; how retailers’ reports are important for winning arbitration hearings; what you can do to identify, hire, develop, and retain top performers; the state of Michigan passing ORC legislation; and the evolution of face matching in retail.

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