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Wireless Is Transforming Retail On All Fronts: Here’s How
Retail is undergoing a massive evolution, the speed and scope of which we have never seen before. Traditional and non-traditional competition is causing a complete reevaluation of the business model. Consumers armed with smartphones have more information and demand everything from best pricing to immediate product availability. Retailers are moving to smaller format stores, embracing omni-channel, reducing costs and investing heavily in technology.
Big Box Retailer Offender, Shopper, Employee Feedback Study
The Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC) conducted a series of in-person survey interviews in the Gainesville, FL. Big Box retailer StoreLab in order to understand the impact of the Turtle on associates, shoppers and shoplifters. This research focused on the Turtle’s impact on protecting DEWALT Power Drills, one of The Big Box retailer’s high loss products.
5 Ways To Keep Loss Prevention From Becoming Profit Prevention
Product theft has become a $35 billion annual problem for U.S. retailers, but only a small percentage of merchandise accounts for the majority of loss due to theft. Just twenty percent of retail products cause eighty percent of stock loss. These items are referred to as “hot products.” They hold a high value to shoplifters, particularly professional thieves.
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Active Shooter - Common Sense And A Senseless World
Until recently I didn’t give much thought to the topic of “active shooter.” In truth, the idea of a lengthy conversation seemed unnecessary. It appeared an investment in a discussion that pertained to a rare occurrence in the retail environment.
Loss Prevention And The Holidays
It is that time of the year! Black Friday begins the maddening rush of shoppers focused on grabbing those all important sale items to wrap and joyfully relish as they are opened and appreciated by friends and family.
Managing Management During Investigations
Managing a business is a very personal experience which engenders many emotions conflicting with the investigation of workplace issues. Being aware of the consequences of these emotions can help manage the pace and outcome of the inquiry.
Panera Bread's LP Approach — Eliminate Temptation And Opportunity
We have seen the role of the loss prevention (LP) professional change from one of “company police” to an integral part of a successful business. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Jeff Levitt, LPC, CPP, asset protection with Panera Bread, to discuss how he is handling the evolving role of LP professional.
Is Ronnie Working In Your Company?
Your institution houses private information for your clients, but what would happen if that information fell into the wrong hands? An information breach not only affects the clients whose information is leaked, but diminishes the integrity of your institution. What should you do to minimize or even prevent the probability that a breach will occur at your business?
LOSS PREVENTION INDUSTRY PODCASTS
Security Management: How Retailers Can Take Charge
Integrated Solutions speaks with Steve Sell, director of marketing North America, Tyco Integrated Security, about how retailers can juggle the installation, support, and management of all the various security systems they need today.
IP Video — Not Just For LP Any More
There are so many things to consider when protecting your business — from article security to access control and many other things. They all impact the retailer’s bottom line. Starting with intrusion, access control and fire detection, many retailers face fines due to false alarms, and not to mention the fact that manpower is wasted brining in managers to check on the alarms.
How IP Video Benefits All Of Retail Operations
Retailers are notoriously slow in migrating to new technology, but there has been a huge push towards IP Video lately. This is evident in a recent case study with Saks Fifth Avenue in the June issue of Integrated Solutions for Retailers Magazine.
IP Video — Not Just For Big-Box Retailers
Retailers of all sizes can benefit from the advancements in IP video. Whether it’s analytics or reduced infrastructure costs, IP video presents one of the most cost-effective solutions for retailers of all sizes. Here, Bob Johns, editor of Integrated Solutions For Retailers magazine and RetailSolutionsOnline.com, talks with Hedgie Bartol and Jackie Anderson, business development managers in retail with Axis Communications, to discuss the benefits of IP video for small and mid-size retailers. Feel free to listen to the podcast or read the text-only version.
Are You Ready For IP Video Surveillance?
Tyco Security Product’s Senior Product Manager, Video Management Systems and Analytics, Dave Jackson talks to Erin Harris about the security and cost benefits of IP video surveillance. Jackson also advises retailers who may be interested in migrating to IP how to accomplish this even while they are still using their analog technologies.
LOSS PREVENTION SPECIAL REPORTS
|LP's Vital Role||Owning The Customer Experience: The CMO's New Role||Interdepartmental Synchronization: LP's New Normal|
|By leveraging technology along with training and development, LP shares data that benefits the entire enterprise.||Industry reports confirm that the CMO must take ownership of the customer experience as shopper behavior and new technology transform the retail industry.||The LP team and the highest levels of management across the enterprise must work synergistically to improve sales and solve companywide business problems.|
LOSS PREVENTION INDUSTRY NEWS
MicroPower Technologies Joins The Security Industry Association
MicroPower Technologies Inc., an award-winning provider of surveillance solutions optimized for rapid, cost-effective deployment, recently announced that it has joined the Security Industry Association (SIA), a non-profit trade association representing manufacturers, service providers and integrators of physical security products.
LOSS PREVENTION INDUSTRY VIDEOS
Evaluating Training Programs Walter explains the four-level "Kirkpatrick Model" that is commonly used in the evaluation of training programs within the performance and human resources industry. This model is also helpful in the design phase of a program because it can assist you in articulating your program goals in each of the four levels.
Levers Of Performance There are multiple factors that affect business performance and managers often push on only one or two of them in an effort to improve an employee’s performance. In this episode, Walter walks us through eight dimensions or "levers" of performance that must come together for desired behaviors, performance, and results to occur.
Video Series Part 1: Awareness vs. Performance In this on-going series of video podcasts, Walter Palmer, President of PCG Solutions, will discuss key considerations when developing a training and education campaign within your organization.
Video: Introducing The ThreatMetrix Fraud Network Watch this video to learn more about the ThreatMetrix fraud network.