• WORKING GROUPS AND INNOVATION CHAINS

When we come together, we can effect greater change. This is your chance to collaborate with other retail members and solution partners! Each working group sets quarterly deliverables in order to meet their objectives while generating ongoing, actionable results to all members. R&D and research includes offender interviews, surveys, focus groups, locational innovation via StoreLab, data analytics, and randomized field experiments.

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Product Protection Working Group

LP Innovation Working Group

Supply Chain Protection Working Group

ORC Working Group

Retail Fraud Working Group

Violent Crime Working Group

Data Analytics Working Group

RFID/Signatures Innovation Chain

Anti-Violence Innovation Chain

Command & Control Innovation Chain

PRODUCT PROTECTION WORKING GROUP

Develops packaging, benefit denial, and other product protection technology innovations, to cost-effectively reduce merchandise shortage while improving sales and the customer experience.

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LP INNOVATION WORKING GROUP

Conducts research to leverage and integrate new technologies, processes, and systems to reduce shrink, fraud, and violence throughout our retail enterprises.

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SUPPLY CHAIN PROTECTION WORKING GROUP

Designed to reduce shrink, enhance efficiency, and improve safety and security throughout the supply chain by conducting R&D and evaluation on best practices and emerging technology.

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ORC WORKING GROUP

Reduces the impact of ORC on retailers through collaborative data collection, emerging trend analysis, and development and sharing of best practices.

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RETAIL FRAUD WORKING GROUP

Provides a platform for retailers to share benchmarks on mitigation strategies of return fraud, gift card fraud, e-commerce fraud, and more.

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VIOLENT CRIME WORKING GROUP

Conducts offender-focused R&D and evaluation research to improve methods of violent crime prevention and deterrence.

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DATA ANALYTICS WORKING GROUP

Constructs monthly webinars touching on many areas of data analysis to provide members insight on different ways of looking at complex analytical problems. The group aims to explore methods & key indicators in identifying fraud.

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RFID/SIGNATURES INNOVATION CHAIN

Formalizes emerging recognition/identification/support R&D by combining RFID, mac-address, feature-matching, video and other sensor data to better focus and enhance protective action and results in the supply chain and stores.

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ANTI-VIOLENCE INNOVATION CHAIN

Develops evidence-based crime and loss control strategies, tactics, and technologies to reduce crime attempts and expedite offender prosecutions.

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COMMAND & CONTROL INNOVATION CHAIN

Focuses on improving retailer’s emergency response with the goal of minimizing asset loss, injury, and loss of life.

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