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 […]
Artificial intelligence is a trending topic in both the tech and security industries, but how exactly can it help us in the retail loss prevention industry? Like most emerging technology, it has a lot of potential for growth—and a lot of potential for misconceptions. Artificial intelligence, commonly referred to as AI, refers to the capability […]
“Norman (Mayne, CEO of Dorothy Lane Market) is a truly unique merchant. He has a special ability to identify concepts and products that will enthrall customers. Furthermore, he has allowed his people to pursue these same ideals. The result: his stores are masterpieces!” – Danny Wegman, Chairman of Wegmans Food Markets In multiple of my […]
Last Wednesday, June 26, LPRC members arrived at the LPRC Collision Summit in the NextRetail Research Center with one goal in mind: crafting and building on the new LPRC Innovate program. LPRC Innovate was stood up to provide the people, places, and process to support major retailers as they ideate, simulate, and test new digital, people, […]
It is surely a sign of the technology-driven times we live in that a cell phone retailer might have the same value of product on the floor as the jewelry store down the street. “We carry premium electronics and accessories on our sales floor to allow for an enhanced customer experience, and at any given […]
Today’s shoplifters are becoming more brazen than in the past, according to a recent survey by the National Retail Federation. This disturbing trend is putting enormous pressure on retailers that want to both prevent loss and keep associates safe. Additionally, some of the industry’s most enduring loss prevention strategies have now been rendered less effective. […]
Federal agents busted an elaborate credit card fraud scheme this week involving eight Queens men and three others who allegedly used fake identities to obtain credit cards and mortgages — and steal $3 million in cash and merchandise. Federal prosecutors said the 11 defendants were named in five criminal complaints connected to the “bust out” […]
We have talked a lot about the changing retail landscape and the struggles of major iconic brands such as Sears, JCPenney and Macy’s. These struggles continue. But for some once iconic retailers—think Radio Shack, Circuit City, and Toys“R”Us—the end has come. Or has it? Looking at these three brands today, is resurrection possible? The answer […]
We are excited to welcome our newest team member, Sam Auer! He is joining the LPRC as a Research Analyst on the Research Team. Sam is a Florida native hailing from the small beach town of Bonita Springs. He is a double gator with a BA in Sociology and a MAMC in Audience Analytics, a specialization […]
Immediately following the conclusion of their ninth annual training conference in Myrtle Beach last year, the board of directors for the national Coalition of Law Enforcement and Retail (CLEAR) began the tremendous task to determine how best to celebrate and mark ten years of “Success through Partnership.” CLEAR was facing the ten-year mark with a […]
“When it Comes to Misdemeanor Shoplifting, It’s Time to Circle the Wagons” was the theme at what one attendee termed “one of the best presentations I attended” at the RILA Asset Protection Conference in Denver, CO, in May. Mike Lamb, LPC of Kroger, Scott Glenn, JD, LPC of The Home Depot, and Paul Jones, LPC […]
This week, co-hosts Dr. Read Hayes (LPRC) and Tom Meehan (CONTROLTEK) review the intersection of law enforcement and LP by identifying common crime issues, reviewing how to map and pattern those problems, and exploring the platforms to utilize with our featured guests, Detectives Ryan McCazzio and Nicholas Ferrara.
Please welcome Kevin Tran into his new role as Marketing & Development Manager at the LPRC. Kevin joined the team in July 2017 as our Marketing Specialist, and has played a significant role in our growth by orchestrating our marketing initiatives. In his new role, Kevin will lead his team in all marketing efforts while […]
With NRF PROTECT quickly approaching, the LPRC team is making final preparations for next week’s west coast trip! We look forward to sharing our latest research, projects, and much more with members and non-members alike. Here are 5 easy ways for the LPRC community to get involved with our team at NRF PROTECT: 1) View […]
NRF Protect is less than two weeks away! Join us in Anaheim, California to discuss our ongoing research projects, new initiatives, and upcoming IMPACT conference. Our team will also be hosting sessions at the conference: LPRC Director Read Hayes, PhD Read will lead a session on facial recognition alongside Robert Oberosler, LP professional. They will explore how matching […]
This week, co-hosts Dr. Read Hayes (LPRC) and Tom Meehan (CONTROLTEK) discuss detecting & investigating different types of fraud, and collaborating with other retail chains & law enforcement with our featured guest, Floor & Decor LP Director Tony Aloisio.
Please extend a warm welcome to our new team member, Kenna Carlsen! Kenna is joining the LPRC as a Research Scientist on the Research Team. Kenna was born and raised in Port Saint Lucie, FL. She moved to Gainesville in 2012 to attend the University of Florida. Kenna holds a BS in Psychology, a BA in Criminology, and […]
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