Design Thinking is a technique that focuses on understanding the end-user through methods of thinking ‘outside of the box’. This consists of five phases that can be performed in a non-linear fashion – Empathize, Define, Ideate, Prototype, and Test. Empathize – get to know your user(s), and step beyond your assumptions about their needs. […]
In this episode of CrimeScience, Bob Moraca (NRF) talks about the National Retail Federation’s past, present, and future, as well as the responsibilities of retail, and more with co-hosts Dr. Read Hayes (LPRC) and Tom Meehan (CONTROLTEK).
Focusing solely on the on-shelf product is ineffective: there are many more layers to theft and the criminal behind the act. Building the Zones of Influence allows for more coverage of all aspects of crime prevention and the retail experience. The Zones emphasize how we establish sensors in, as well as deliver, efforts in […]
As proponents of an evidence-based approach to asset protection and loss prevention, the LPRC conducts extensive research to help develop effective loss and crime control solutions. We do this through a 5-step process we call the Innovation Chain. Projects can come to the LPRC at any stage in this chain, and we help take it […]
In this episode, Tony D’Onofrio (TD Insights) joins co-hosts Dr. Read Hayes (LPRC) and Tom Meehan (CONTROLTEK) to discuss LP/AP issues and opportunities, how to use and better leverage LPRC, what’s coming up for TD Insights, and more.
The NextRetail Research Center (NRRC) is an ecosystem for human-centered design thinking in retail and loss prevention. We consider this new location a hub for innovation, allowing our researchers and the LPRC community to craft the retail landscape of the future. The following applications for the NRRC demonstrate potential ways that our members can utilize […]
In this episode of CrimeScience, co-hosts Dr. Read Hayes (LPRC) and Tom Meehan (CONTROLTEK) talk with Lisa LaBruno (RILA) about RILA’s history, their efforts in key retail disciplines, evolving retail challenges, and more.
LPRC Director Dr. Read Hayes and Innovation Manager Jordan Burchell were featured in this informative piece by WSB-TV! Partially filmed during IMPACT 2019, WSB-TV explores the true costs behind organized retail crime, and how places like the NextRetail Research Center can help.
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 […]
With self-checkout machines suddenly everywhere you may be wondering…with no one to watch shoppers, don’t they just steal stuff? The answer, in short, is yes. While technology can improve a lot of things, it can’t change human nature. But, say retail industry experts, for many stores, the machines are worth the hassle. Indeed, shops ranging […]
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 […]