What is the significance of IMPACT to Hedgie and his team? Find out in our latest video! Everyone experiences IMPACT differently: each attendee carries their own unique goals and objectives to our two-day event. But the unifying factor of collaboration ties our research & results community together each year. Register for IMPACT 2019.
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 […]
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.
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?
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.
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 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 […]