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NOV-DEC 2018

LP magazine publishes articles for loss prevention, asset protection, and retail professionals covering shrinkage, investigations, shoplifting, internal theft, fraud, technology, best practices, and career development.

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SCREAM IF YOU WANT TO GO FASTER 42 NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2018 | LOSSPREVENTIONMEDIA.COM T here is an old joke about Madame Tussauds where the curator advises visitors to keep moving through the world-leading waxworks attraction because the staff is busy stocktaking. Although apocryphal, there is a grain of truth in the retelling. As with all Merlin Entertainments venues, a profit protection team has to carry out regular and often daily stocktakes purely because there are dishonest people who may—and do—try to steal anything from waxworks models to the exotic creatures located in the company's theme parks around the world. Such antics make the world of Group Profit Protection Manager Lyn Blethyn interesting as she surveys her estate of world-leading entertainment brands—Merlin Resort Theme Parks, Midway Attractions, and Legoland. The Resort Theme Parks include Alton Towers, Chessington World of Adventures, Thorpe Park, and Warwick Castle, all in the UK; Gardaland Resorts in Italy; and Heide Park Resorts in Germany. Midway Attractions include the historic Madame Tussauds with twenty-four locations in major cities around the world including seven in the United States. Sea Life, which is the world's largest aquarium attraction, has fifty aquariums around the globe providing unparalleled views of 150,000 different species that live below the ocean's surface. Eye Brand observation attractions provide above-ground, 360-degree views of London and Sydney, including the iconic London Eye that is the number one paid visitor attraction in the UK. Legoland is a self-contained, self-explanatory brand offering seven global destination locations for lovers of all things Lego, including one in Billund, "We are always on vigil because of the world that we are in. These people are brazen. Last year poachers broke into a Paris zoo and killed a rare four-year-old white rhino to steal the horns. Our security has to be the best in the world." – Lyn Blethyn, Merlin Entertainments Lyn Blethyn

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