This episode was recorded live at LPRC IMPACT 2019! Host Tom Meehan, CFI, (CONTROLTEK) talks with LPRC’s own Jordan Burchell about how LPRC is driving innovation in the retail setting by utilizing virtual reality, augmented reality, eye tracking, and other emerging technologies, inside the NextRetail Research Center and the Ideation and Simulation Lab.
LPRC’s Working Group Awards are given to leaders and co-leaders who demonstrate strong participation, maintain a positive and interesting call environment, and whose deliverables affect a cross-section of retail formats. Their commitment and dedication improves our research and results community, and for that we are grateful. The LPRC is pleased to announce the 2019 Working […]
The LPRC Fellowship Award is given to those that exceed expectations through high-level performance and dedication on working groups or projects. We are proud to recognize these individuals for their participation in the LPRC. Our research and results community is made better by their contributions.
The LPRC is proud to announce its newest Board Members. The LPRC’s Board of Advisors champions the longevity of research-based decision-making through collaboration, advice and support to the Loss Prevention Research Council’s Director’s mission. Please join us in congratulating the following individuals: LPRC Board of Advisors Peter Chie Peter Chie is the Operating Vice President […]
The Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC), a leading loss prevention & retail research organization with a membership of over 70 retail chains and 75 technology companies, has announced their partnership with Nedap, the Global Leader in RFID-based retail solutions to combat theft and loss by launching and developing the On-Shelf Availability Center of Excellence, located […]
With IMPACT 2019 quickly approaching, first-time attendees might be wondering what to expect at the industry’s fastest-growing conference. What type of content is being presented? Who exactly is speaking? Should you bring your favorite football jersey to the end-of-the-day tailgate at the top of the Gator’s football stadium? We say go for it (as long […]
This week, Tom Arigi joins co-hosts Dr. Read Hayes (LPRC) and Tom Meehan (CONTROLTEK) in a discussion on Asset Protection, including working with the LPRC and LPRC INNOVATE program, evidence-based safety and security, the greatest challenges in AP, what the future holds, and much more.
For this week’s episode, we have two special guests! Fred Becker (Bloomingdale’s) and Dave Magersupp (Verizon) discuss the history of LPRC IMPACT, what to expect at this year’s event, the significance of IMPACT on the industry, and more, with co-hosts Dr. Read Hayes (LPRC)and Tom Meehan (CONTROLTEK).
Virtual reality is one of the fastest-growing phenomenons: in 2018 alone it reached $4.8 billion dollars in revenue from both software and hardware. Although traditionally an entertainment technology for use in cinema and video gaming, applications of virtual reality are reaching further than ever before. VR has been used in the medical field to demonstrate […]
We would like to highlight some of our employee’s favorite attractions to see while in Gainesville. This week, we are featuring some fantastic museums. The Florida Museum of Natural History Conveniently located on UF Campus, the Florida Museum of Natural History has a variety of exhibits, from crocs and gorillas to the rich history […]
Vox recently interviewed LPRC Director Dr. Read Hayes about the impact of Amazon’s purchase of Ring surveillance cameras. Using the cameras in conjunction with its social app Neighbors, and police cooperation has the potential to help deter the theft of delivered packages from residencies, as well as saving Amazon money from having to resend merchandise. […]
In this episode, special guest King Rogers (Master Technology Group) discusses the history of the LPRC, his experience in building AP/LP programs, his future in the industry, and much more, with co-hosts Dr. Read Hayes (LPRC) and Tom Meehan (CONTROLTEK).
Retailers are often at the crossroads of staying on top of technology advancements for customer convenience and keeping inventory shrinkage to a minimum. Currently, many retailers are adopting self-checkout kiosks as they are well-liked by customers. However, thieves also prefer these kiosks. The LPRC conducted an interview study of offenders (the process of which […]
We welcome Sgt. Renee Mitchell, Ph.D. (ASEBP) to talk Evidence-Based Policing, including key steps in the process, how its currently being used, the future goals of the ASEBP, and more with co-hosts Dr. Read Hayes (LPRC) and Tom Meehan (CONTROLTEK).
At IMPACT 2018, Abe Gonzalez from Bloomingdale’s presented a Learning Lab on “Buy Online Pick up in Store” (BOPIS) and Merchandise Credit retail fraud. BOPIS is a relatively new function that has grown in popularity over recent years, and while there are many benefits, criminals have already found ways to exploit it. Merchandise credit […]
Return fraud is a rampant issue for both consumers and retailers. WSB-TV interviewed LPRC Director Dr. Read Hayes to hear his take on a recent occurrence that left a shopper empty-handed. Read the article from WSB-TV here.
Organized cargo theft incidents can occur at any point along the supply chain, whether at the point of manufacture, on loading docks, rail stations, distribution centers, or anywhere else merchandise is transported. Looking at the methods by which cargo theft incidents can occur, the direct theft of goods accounts for the overwhelming majority of incidents […]
Though UV counterfeit detection lamps and counterfeit money pens are helpful tools, there are many other ways to tell if a bill is authentic or counterfeit. Physical characteristics of the banknote, such as ink, watermarks, and text, are intentional security measures to help people recognize authentic money. When retail associates learn how to spot a […]
The goal of the LPM 2019 survey is to provide an objective window into the thoughts, ideas, and opinions of loss prevention professionals at all levels of leadership regarding key issues that effect the safety and shrink performance in retail operations. The results will help see where field and corporate viewpoints agree and, more importantly, […]