One of our retailer members, online marketplace OfferUp is expanding its internet-exchange Community MeetUp Spot program to trusted retailers across the US. The program is a network of in-store meeting places designated for OfferUp users to exchange goods bought and sold on our platform. This initiative has been widely successful, leading to partnerships with over 1,700 Law Enforcement agencies to ensure maximum safety and security. Ultimately, these locations give community members better options to safely conduct in-person transactions. Retail partners also benefit through increased foot traffic and therefore the opportunity to generate additional revenue.
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The LPRC Board of Advisors recently interfaced with select technical and academic partners at the annual IGNITE meeting to strategize research and launch the LPRC into 2019. This year’s planning meeting featured LPRC Innovate sessions, showcasing the new initiatives the LPRC will implement to support innovation in their research. The first official tours were also given of the LPRC NextRetail Center (NRC), a space dedicated to R&D, ideation, & realistic-training engagements to support retailers’ profit and growth strategies. The LPRC NextRetail Center will feature elite, independent, problem-solvers and simulation places/spaces that help enable cross-functional retailer teams to grow their business.

Visit our interactive web page to explore this year’s research projects categorized by different LP/AP issues and by specific Zones of Influence. Identify the projects you are most interested in and get involved! Each project links to an individual page on our new Knowledge Center, which gives members the ability to bookmark, comment on, and view updates for each ongoing project. Be a part of our Research & Results Community and participate today!

Dr. Stuart Strome has accepted an exciting career opportunity in the DC Metro Area, his final day with the LPRC is March 7th.

Please join the LPRC team in wishing Stuart the very best! Mike and the research team are in the process of hiring and onboarding new team members to ease the transition for our community. All of Stuart’s Working Groups, iChains, and Research Projects will continue forward as scheduled. Please contact mike@lpresearch.org with any questions.

Thank you, Stuart, for all you have done for the LPRC!

We are collaborating on a partnership with the  UF Miller Retailing Center  to connect retailers with talented young professionals through our  new internship program . We will be introducing a web portal that houses internship opportunities for young professionals with training in business, statistics, criminology, and other related fields, as well as providing assistance with the application process.