Retail Loss Prevention Featured Articles

  • Auditing: An Essential Tool For Any Effective LP Program
    Auditing: An Essential Tool For Any Effective LP Program

    By monitoring execution and correcting identified deficiencies throughout the year, you can improve compliance, control loss, and keep both employees and customers safe.

  • Why Every Retailer Should Have an LP Awareness Program
    Why Every Retailer Should Have an LP Awareness Program

    Mike Keenan, CPP, CFI, LPC, Managing Director, Retail Loss Prevention at TAL Global Corporation, is a firm advocate for awareness programs in retail. According to Keenan, one of the most critical components to a successful LP program is fully utilizing employees in supporting the company’s loss prevention strategy, as every employee can play a role in controlling loss and promoting safety. He states that a knowledgeable and well-trained employee will be more engaged; they will be better at executing processes; they will be more likely to comply with policies and procedures; they will be less likely to steal and more likely to report those who do; and they will be more committed to keeping themselves and those around them safe.

  • Is Achieving Interdepartmental Collaboration In Retail A Loss Prevention Professionals Problem?
    Is Achieving Interdepartmental Collaboration In Retail A Loss Prevention Professionals Problem?

    Loss prevention is tough. Internal theft, external theft, operational errors, spoilage, data errors, delivery errors — the list of crises an LP professional is expected to handle is seemingly limitless and complex. One often-overlooked factor disrupting the lives of LP professional is the lack of interdepartmental collaboration.

  • Keeping Branch IT Current
    Keeping Branch IT Current

    The branch is a tough, hostile IT environment. The distributed nature of branch IT presents the IT team with a real and unique set of security and compliance challenges that are radically different from the datacenter. This is a problem, as retail branches are often on the front line when it comes to modern cyber-attacks.

  • Traceability: The Solution To Product Recalls
    Traceability: The Solution To Product Recalls

    It seems product recalls are now the norm on a wide range of products from cellphones to ATVs, high heels, children’s clothing, and more.  In one week, the CPSC reported several recalls on its website: incorrect venting Nutrilife® hydrogen peroxide bottles cause fires or burns; By Gary Barraco, Director, Global Product Marketing, Amber Road

  • 4 Reasons You Need To Take Blockchain Seriously
    4 Reasons You Need To Take Blockchain Seriously

    Retailers are bombarded with so many new technologies it’s difficult to keep up. Each new tool or platform makes bold claims of transformative capabilities. By Sunny Lu, Co-founder & CEO, VeChain

  • How To Improve Call Center Data Security Without Forgoing Customer Service
    How To Improve Call Center Data Security Without Forgoing Customer Service

    Retail is one of the most frequently targeted sectors for data breaches. In fact, it is the industry with the largest single share of incidents investigated in Trustwave’s Annual Global Security Report for two years running. By Tim Critchley, CEO, Semafone

  • 3 Steps To Identifying The Right LP Tech
    3 Steps To Identifying The Right LP Tech

    The effective utilization of technology, both software and hardware, is essential to the success of every retail loss prevention leader. However, it is important to understand that technology, like anything, is only as good as how it is utilized. Technology is an enabler that impacts all areas of your responsibility.  It includes everything starting with all company data bases and hardware and ending with LP specific technology.  It enables you and your teams to work smarter, faster, and more efficiently. 

  • Introducing The Retail Solutions Network
    Introducing The Retail Solutions Network

    We’re proud to introduce The Retail Solutions Network, a collection of robust, data-rich resources designed to help retailers become an indispensable part of their customers’ lives by delivering the personal experiences that constantly exceed expectations. Comprised of print and digital media, The Retail Solutions Network aids every member of the retail enterprise from the corner office to the store floor.

  • How “Forgot Your Password?” Is Losing You Sales
    How “Forgot Your Password?” Is Losing You Sales

    If you’re a merchant who accepts credit cards, you know you’re obliged to comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). You’ve also undoubtedly read about the credit card breach settlements, identity theft precautions, and other hassles that Home Depot, Target, and other payment victims have endured.

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