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There’s just one week left for retail professionals to get their applications in for the full-tuition Dream BIG scholarships from NRF and University of Phoenix. As we gear up for the April 8 deadline, we decided to check in with the Dream BIG scholarship recipients from last year to find out how their classes are […]

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For those with a true passion for retail, shopping in New York City is the ultimate experience. And at Retail’s BIG Show coming up in January, we’re highlighting some out-of-the-ordinary experiences in a couple of the city’s unique corners. While Retail’s BIG Show is known for the four days of learning, networking and exhibiting in […]

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Competition in today’s retail environment is fierce. And for a small retail business, carving out a share of the market with a limited budget and limited time presents special challenges. With the Small Business Saturday program encouraging consumers to shop small during the holidays, we wondered: what can small businesses do to capitalize on their unique strengths and […]

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Just as retailers start to catch their breath after the busy holiday season each year, Retail’s BIG Show in January pushes the tempo back up. It’s big, it’s busy, it’s international, and if you’re in retail, it’s the best place to build partnerships, find new solutions and discover what’s next for the industry. The 2013 […]

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More than 2,600 loss prevention professionals attended last month’s Loss Prevention Conference in San Diego. Among all the networking, education and innovations in the exhibition hall, a few themes emerged. The retail industry is moving forward fast, and with it, new challenges from new technology and changing behaviors, as well as new tools to counter […]

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It’s no surprise that Dr. Larry Barton, one of the world’s leading experts in threat assessment and workplace violence, packed the room in yesterday’s afternoon keynote at the NRF Loss Prevention Conference & Expo. And boy did he deliver. When talking about these issues, it’s impossible not to be intrigued and frightened by the stories […]

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Not that long ago, it wasn’t uncommon for loss prevention offices to have VHS surveillance tapes stacked up in their corners. Now retailers are using video analytics to capture customer trends, track traffic, catch shoplifters and reduce fraud. At NRF’s Loss Prevention Conference, three retail LP leaders shared their experiences with implementing video analytics: Kenneth […]

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Retail loss prevention professionals are facing plenty of challenges today, which just emphasizes the importance of good leadership. And on that, NRF’s Loss Prevention Conference opened today with an inspiring keynote on leadership from Rorke Denver, Lieutenant Commander (LCDR), United States Navy SEALs. While what goes into making a Navy SEAL is a lot more […]

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This week, NRF’s Loss Prevention Conference and EXPO kicks off in San Diego, attracting more than 2,400 loss prevention and law enforcement professionals. Like many other areas of the retail industry, loss prevention has changed dramatically in recent years. As we illustrated earlier with our LP leaders series, those who have more than 15 years […]

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Key fobs, swipe cards, PINs and passwords are all commonplace in today’s work environment. But for a growing number of retailers, these security measures are not secure enough to protect company assets and customer data. Swipe cards can be lost or traded. PINs and passwords are often forgotten. But since you can’t leave home without […]

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