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  • The Great Disconnect Between LP And IT
    The Great Disconnect Between LP And IT

    Traditional LP Technologies are being co-opted for use in other activities leading to influencers of buying decisions that would otherwise be purview of LP only.

  • Technology Changes The Game, But Not The Players
    Technology Changes The Game, But Not The Players

    Cash registers used to only do what their namesake denotes —register cash. Now, you’d be hard-pressed to find a cash register in a leading retail environment that only operates as a money till. In its place you’ll find sophisticated POS systems that not only process sales transactions, but also manage inventory, recognize customer loyalty programs and incentives, and other important business line and back-office functions.

  • In Case You Missed It At NRF: EMV For SMRs
    In Case You Missed It At NRF: EMV For SMRs

    In case you missed the Exhibitor Big !deas session, Ready Or Not, Here Comes EMV — What Small Merchants Should Expect, here’s a recap. Moderated by Tom Pojero, head of U.S. Merchant Acquisition, panelists David Hogan, executive director, Heartland Payment Systems;  Norm Merritt, president and co-CEO, ShopKeep; and Rod Hometh, SVP, market development, Ingenico Group delivered insightful commentary on the lack of EMV knowledge among SMRs.

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Retail Tech Spending 2016 Retail Tech Spending 2016

As the groundwork for enterprisewide data visibility falls into place, a game of connect-the-data dots is playing out in stores.

The Marriage Of LP And Inventory Visibility The Marriage Of LP And Inventory Visibility

Dual EAS/RFID technology adoption is on the rise, helping retailers protect and maintain their inventory.

5 Tips For Tackling Shrink 5 Tips For Tackling Shrink

In this era of escalating retail loss and shrink, many companies are evaluating and deploying tools and technology to ebb this disastrous tide.  Stepping back from a situation is sometimes necessary to ensure that the proper focus and resources are applied. 

Anything But Off The Shelf Anything But Off The Shelf

To develop a multidisciplinary IP surveillance infrastructure that would serve LP and operations, Kroger took innovation into its own hands.

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  • Active Shooter - Common Sense And A Senseless World
    Active Shooter - Common Sense And A Senseless World

    Until recently I didn’t give much thought to the topic of “active shooter.” In truth, the idea of a lengthy conversation seemed unnecessary. It appeared an investment in a discussion that pertained to a rare occurrence in the retail environment.

  • Loss Prevention And The Holidays
    Loss Prevention And The Holidays

    It is that time of the year! Black Friday begins the maddening rush of shoppers focused on grabbing those all important sale items to wrap and joyfully relish as they are opened and appreciated by friends and family.

  • Managing Management During Investigations
    Managing Management During Investigations

    Managing a business is a very personal experience which engenders many emotions conflicting with the investigation of workplace issues.  Being aware of the consequences of these emotions can help manage the pace and outcome of the inquiry.

  • Panera Bread's LP Approach — Eliminate Temptation And Opportunity
    Panera Bread's LP Approach — Eliminate Temptation And Opportunity

    We have seen the role of the loss prevention (LP) professional change from one of “company police” to an integral part of a successful business. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Jeff Levitt, LPC, CPP, asset protection with Panera Bread, to discuss how he is handling the evolving role of LP professional.

  • Is Ronnie Working In Your Company?
    Is Ronnie Working In Your Company?

    Your institution houses private information for your clients, but what would happen if that information fell into the wrong hands? An information breach not only affects the clients whose information is leaked, but diminishes the integrity of your institution. What should you do to minimize or even prevent the probability that a breach will occur at your business?

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  • IP Video — Not Just For LP Any More

    There are so many things to consider when protecting your business — from article security to access control and many other things. They all impact the retailer’s bottom line. Starting with intrusion, access control and fire detection, many retailers face fines due to false alarms, and not to mention the fact that manpower is wasted brining in managers to check on the alarms.

  • How IP Video Benefits All Of Retail Operations

    Retailers are notoriously slow in migrating to new technology, but there has been a huge push towards IP Video lately. This is evident in a recent case study with Saks Fifth Avenue in the June issue of Integrated Solutions for Retailers Magazine.

  • IP Video — Not Just For Big-Box Retailers

    Retailers of all sizes can benefit from the advancements in IP video. Whether it’s analytics or reduced infrastructure costs, IP video presents one of the most cost-effective solutions for retailers of all sizes. Here, Bob Johns, editor of Integrated Solutions For Retailers magazine and RetailSolutionsOnline.com, talks with Hedgie Bartol and Jackie Anderson, business development managers in retail with Axis Communications, to discuss the benefits of IP video for small and mid-size retailers. Feel free to listen to the podcast or read the text-only version.

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Tech Spending 2015: The Any-Channel Revolution Takes Shape Tier 1 Best Practices On An SMR Budget LP's Vital Role
Tech Spending 2015 SMR Supplement Loss Prevention's Vital Role In Retail
In 2014, retail investments focused on the consumer experience. In 2015, retail technology spending will meet shoppers’ collective calls for seamless engagement in any channel. New technologies are helping small to midsize retailers understand their business better and are leveling the playing field with the big retailers. By leveraging technology along with training and development, LP shares data that benefits the entire enterprise.

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Loss prevention solutions for retailers include alarm monitoring, cash management, data security, EAS and RFID solutions, exception reporting, video analytics, and video surveillance. Alarm monitoring includes services and solutions that allow retailers to monitor and control different alarms that may be triggered by their security systems.

Cash management solutions encompass all available technologies that allow retailers to better manage cash in their stores including bill counters, safes, cash drawers, deposit solutions, and more. Data security solutions are systems designed to prevent unauthorized access to data retailers transmit both internally and externally.

EAS and RFID solutions include RFID tags, RFID readers, automated solutions, and more. Exception reporting solutions encompasses solutions that select and highlight events or objects that are different from what is expected or critical.

Video Analytics solutions provide automated and manual analysis of video streams to detect and prevent unwanted behavior in retail environments. This can include abnormal employee activates, theft, unauthorized access, and more. Video analytics can also be used to analyze customer movements and actions inside a store to better control traffic flow and determine store layouts. Video surveillance is an integral part of video analytics and consists of the physical cameras and control systems required to capture video in a retail environment. Solutions include CCTV cameras, IP / network cameras, DVRs, data storage systems, camera control software, servers, and more.


  • Latest Global Retail Theft Barometer Study Finds U.S. Retail Shrink Up

    Shrink, comprised of shoplifting, employee or supplier fraud, and administrative errors, rose in the U.S. from 1.28 percent of sales in 2013-2014 to 1.97 percent during 2014-2015, based upon responses from common retail respondents who participated in Global Retail Theft Barometer surveys both years.

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  • Evaluating Training Programs
    Evaluating Training Programs Walter explains the four-level "Kirkpatrick Model" that is commonly used in the evaluation of training programs within the performance and human resources industry. This model is also helpful in the design phase of a program because it can assist you in articulating your program goals in each of the four levels.
  • Levers Of Performance
    Levers Of Performance There are multiple factors that affect business performance and managers often push on only one or two of them in an effort to improve an employee’s performance. In this episode, Walter walks us through eight dimensions or "levers" of performance that must come together for desired behaviors, performance, and results to occur.
  • Video Series Part 1: Awareness vs. Performance
    Video Series Part 1: Awareness vs. Performance In this on-going series of video podcasts, Walter Palmer, President of PCG Solutions, will discuss key considerations when developing a training and education campaign within your organization.
  • Video: Introducing The ThreatMetrix Fraud Network Watch this video to learn more about the ThreatMetrix fraud network.
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