Magazine Article | March 21, 2014

Retailers Go On Offense Against Organized Retail Crime

Source: Innovative Retail Technologies

April 2014 Integrated Solutions For Retailers

By Sally Jones, contributing editor

Standing up to ORC requires keeping up to date on LP best practices and building toward a comprehensive national strategy.

For many retailers, loss prevention (LP) activities often focus on individual shoplifters. But with the rise of organized retail crime (ORC), a more sophisticated type of fraud is being committed by larger groups of professional thieves, forcing LP departments to look for new ways to battle these criminals. Here, Joseph LaRocca, president of Retail Partners, discusses current risks and threats from ORC and offers some useful strategies to help minimize losses.