The Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) will hold its final 2019 Learning Day event at the University of Florida on Monday, September 30, the day before the LPRC Impact conference. The event is intended for anyone interested in a career in public safety, business, or related fields as well as current LP professionals looking to take […]
Please join us in welcoming Jenn Jarrett to the LPRC Team! As our newest research scientist, Jenn will be designing, conducting, analyzing and reporting many of the projects on the LPRC’s research agenda. Her added skill set to the team will aid our capabilities in combating theft, fraud, and violence through evidence-based practice. Jenn was […]
Based on their very nature, flash mob robberies are hard to prevent. But it’s critical that all retailers train their employees to be aware and alert to the possibility, to not engage the mob in any way, to concentrate on remembering descriptions of perpetrators and vehicles, and to call the police as soon as it’s […]
By: Marjorie DePuy, Senior Director, Supply Chain and Sustainability, Food Marketing Institute Although customer-facing technologies often grab the limelight, some of the most impactful technology shifts are those increasing the speed, efficiency and transparency with which products move through the supply chain. These technologies will build the supply chain of tomorrow. Understanding modern logistics issues […]
Because unconscious bias is present in society, investigators must observe the importance of their word choices as a critical factor in the establishment of their objectivity in criminal investigations. Mike Bowers, CFI examines the potential impact of two sets of keywords as perceived by a jury.
By: Steve Markenson, Director of Research, Food Marketing Institute If your answer was four, then you were below average. But why are grocery shoppers going to so many different stores? This year’s U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends report found that the average shopper visits 4.4 different retail banners in a typical month, up from 4.1 last […]
By: Doug Baker, Vice President, Industry Relations and Hannah Walker, Vice President, Political Affairs, Food Marketing Institute As we collaborate on this post, the current storm in the Gulf of Mexico has just been deemed Tropical Storm Barry by the National Weather Service. That classification may change, and the potential impact of the storm is […]
As retailers expand into customer experience retailing, loss prevention and risk management professionals are facing new challenges. Children’s play areas, curb-side pickup, and special in-store events each have unique security issues. Are you prepared?
By: Julie Pryor, Director, Emerging Brands, Food Marketing Institute Walking the aisles at the Summer Fancy Food Show, where FMI had a booth showcasing the SQF Food Safety Program and FMI Emerge for companies growing their grocery shelf presence, we picked up on five key trends to share with food retailers and FMI Members. We were impressed with the new […]
The Loss Prevention Retail Council recently launched it’s latest initiate called LPRC Innovate. LPM contributor Tony D’Onofrio was there and provides details on his latest blog post. He also summaries two LPRC research surveys. One on self-checkout theft and a second on theft by opioid-abuse offenders.
By: Melaina Lewis, Manager, Communications, Food Marketing Institute As an older Millennial sibling, I could share a million examples that demonstrate how I differ from my younger Gen Z brother. I like calendar appointments; he prefers his days to be unplanned. I tend to be tidy; my brother lives with a mountain of water bottles […]
Join us at IMPACT’s 6th Annual Golf Outing this fall! When: September 30, 8:00 am Where: Ironwood Golf Course Address: 2100 NE 39th Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32609 Proceeds to Benefit: BOLD “Brave Overt Leaders of Distinction” The Brave Overt Leaders of Distinction (B.O.L.D) Program was started in 2010 to provide assistance to young men between […]
The LPM “Magpie” Awards offer a means to celebrate industry accomplishments on an ongoing basis, recognizing the loss prevention professionals, teams, solution providers, law enforcement partners, and others that demonstrate a stellar contribution to the profession. Excellence in Partnerships and Community Service John Tabor, Senior Vice President, National Retail Systems “When building business partnerships, listening […]
By: Doug Baker, Vice President, Industry Relations – Private Brands, Technology, Food Marketing Institute According to FMI’s 2019 U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends report, 43% of shoppers now report buying groceries online at least once in the past year. With this in mind, food retailers need to understand how the physical store changes will set them […]
The Florida Law Enforcement Property Recovery Unit (FLEPRU) organization revealed the agenda for their 2019 Training Conference set for November 5-7 in Orlando. The agenda includes presentations aimed at both law enforcement and retail investigations and partnerships. Feature presentations include the following topics: “Pulse Nightclub Active Shooter” by the Orlando Police Department SWAT “Mental Health […]
At a keynote presentation at NRF Protect last month, a panel of industry leaders was shown data that 65 percent of retailers provide active shooter training and was asked—why aren’t we at 100 percent? Check out the 12 core elements that should be in any training program, plus questions you should ask to assess training […]
By: Marjorie DePuy, Senior Director, Supply Chain and Sustainability, Food Marketing Institute At June’s TPA Transportation Summit, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Administrator Raymond Martinez acknowledged that our audience of logistics and transportation experts “fuel and feed the economy.” Administrator Martinez charged the group to consider, “How can data and technology drive the industry […]
Police in Wisconsin are searching for a group of 10 men accused of stealing an estimated $30,000 in merchandise in a brazen heist at the Pleasant Prairie Premium Outlets earlier this week. A video circulating online shows the men entering the North Face store around 7:45 p.m. Monday and quickly grabbing armfuls of merchandise before […]
Vacaville Police in California apprehended three suspects Sunday after they walked off with handfuls of merchandise at the Vacaville outlets. At around 3:30 p.m. the three women got into a car that was identified and reported to police by outlet employees, and was soon stopped near the on-ramp to I-505. After briefly being stopped by […]