06.28.2012 -- The Rising Levels Of Retail Theft And Shoplifting
The 2012 Guide To Loss Prevention
The 2012 Annual Resource Guide To Loss Prevention features some of the industry's leading loss prevention technology and solution providers. This guide includes detailed product and contact information on these providers that cover every aspect of loss prevention from IP Cameras to exception-based reporting. As an added bonus, check out the featured editorial from the National Association for Shoplifting Prevention (NASP) penned by Barbara Staib, NASP's director of communications. Staib illustrates the impact that education and rehabilitation can play in reducing the impact of shoplifting on both the shoplifter and the retailer.
Converting Shoplifter Apprehensions Into Loss Prevention Opportunities The National Association for Shoplifting Prevention (NASP) is using consumer shoplifting as a gateway to better community relations, customer loyalty, and more honest employees. Since the NASP began studying the shoplifting problem in 1977, there is one trend that has remained constant - shoplifting rises to the level acceptable to the community. For the purpose of this article, the community includes the retailer who may become known for its warn-and-release or no apprehension policy. It includes the wider community when it becomes common knowledge that the police do not respond to low-level crimes like shoplifting; and the parents, courts, prosecutors, and community leaders whose attitude that shoplifting, compared to what a child or an adult citizen "might have done," is no big deal.
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Cross-Channel Retailing - A Special Report The terms multichannel, cross-channel, and omni-channel are used frequently in retail - often interchangeably. These terms have infiltrated the retail industry, but what do they really mean? And more importantly, what do these terms mean to your business? In this year's Cross-Channel Retailing Special Report, we're pleased to partner again with Aberdeen Group for their take on the leading approaches to omni-channel retailing, as well as key recommendations for channel integration processes and how to spur omni-channel performance improvements.
2012 Supply Chain Special Report For the second year in a row, we're pleased to bring you our Supply Chain Special Report. Again this year, we've partnered with the best of the best in supply chain management — Auburn University and VCF. Our experts identify the biggest challenges facing retail supply chain executives and provide insight into how leading retailers will deal with these challenges in the post-recovery reality.
Featured Research Association
The National Association for Shoplifting Prevention (NASP) is the nationwide leader in shoplifting prevention efforts. NASP's unparalleled shoplifter research and ongoing collaboration with community stakeholders - from crime prevention, to law enforcement, to retailers, to criminal and juvenile justice - has been the basis for all its organizational activities and the foundation for its programs and services. NASP's core programs, the Shoplifters Alternative Course (SA Course) for adults and the Youth Educational Shoplifting Program (Y.E.S. Program) for juveniles, continue to set the standard for research-based shoplifting prevention programs with the lowest reported recidivism rates.