Category Archives: Loss Prevention

The challenges facing today’s retail loss prevention teams are increasingly complex and serious, from cyber security to active shooter to workforce training, compliance issues and – unfortunately – even armed gunmen inside stores or shopping malls. And with NRF’s annual Loss Prevention Conference and EXPO coming up in June, we wanted to know what’s top […]

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For more than a generation, U.S. credit cards have carried account numbers and other data on a magnetic stripe that has made them easy to swipe through a card reader at the cash register while the customer signs for the purchase. Stripe and swipe was a great technology in the 1980s, the decade the cassette […]

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When it comes to protecting customer data, there is more than one stakeholder. As NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay’s letter to Congress reiterated, retailers recognize the need to continue investing in new point-of-sale-technology and take other precautionary measures. But the financial industry also has a critical role to play in making sure their cards […]

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Whether it’s important policy updates, event news or emerging industry trends – if it’s happening in retail, NRF has covered it on Retail’s BIG Blog. Before we jump in to 2014, let’s look back at the hottest blog posts of the year. What Fortune’s “Best Retailers to Work For” have in common – Published in […]

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We can’t all be Martha Stewart when it comes to giving the perfect, personal holiday gifts to our loved ones. For example, I thought my nephew would love the jacket I bought him this year, but I think he’s already making plans to return it. It’s not the first gift to be returned, and it […]

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Crowd control is top of mind for retail loss prevention and security associates every day of the year. But the excitement among shoppers during Thanksgiving and Black Friday weekend presents new challenges for crowd management. NRF’s latest survey finds as many as 140 million Americans will shop over the holiday weekend – 97 million on […]

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NRF’s organized retail crime survey emphasizes the scope of this pervasive criminal activity on the retail industry. The ninth annual survey of senior retail loss prevention executives revealed that eight in 10 believe that ORC activity in the United States has increased over the past three years. One aspect our survey can’t cover: Putting a […]

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As cases grow more severe, organized retail crime is gaining attention and notoriety across the country. With more high-profile cases being covered in the media, the increasing frequency of arrests, and data from studies like NRF’s Organized Retail Crime Survey, it’s clear that this issue isn’t fleeting or shrinking in complexity. For years, retailers and […]

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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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Solving organized retail crime cases sometimes requires a little outside-the-box thinking. Rather than a boots on the ground approach, you’ll probably need spreadsheets, reports, lots of data and a convincing presentation to law enforcement. On a panel at NRF’s Loss Prevention Conference & EXPO, Mark McClain, Director, Global Investigations, Walmart Stores, Inc.;  Gail Morris, Regional […]

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