LP Magazine

MAY-JUN 2019

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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prevention professionals should have the discretion to pursue shoplifters beyond the boundaries of the store. Q Ninety-two percent of survey respondents believe that organized retail crime (ORC) is a real and growing problem in today's retail environment. Eighty-nine percent believe that it's important and valuable to have members of our loss prevention teams active in organized retail crime associations (ORCAs). Q Just over 6 out of 10 (62%) of respondents agree that incidents involving violent behaviors have increased in their area of responsibility over the past twelve months. Sixty-five percent believe shoplifting incidents involving those addicted to opioids and other addictive drugs have increased over the same period. Approximately 7 in 10 agree that this is influencing the way their companies are approaching shoplifting incidents. These beliefs were consistent across all levels of leadership. Q Only 61 percent believe that their loss prevention team is adequately trained and prepared to handle disruptive behaviors/incidents if they occur in the stores. Even more significant is that only 29 percent believe that store management/associates are adequately trained and prepared to handle disruptive behaviors/incidents if they occur in the stores. Although top levels of leadership were slightly less likely to be in agreement (25%), these beliefs ARE WE ON THE SAME PAGE? Call us at 800.422.2547 or visit gggcXůb_^Q_] SONR™ Pusher is wireless, and can be easily installed to protect as many or as few products as needed. The SONR™ Pusher is a flexible and open security system integrated into new or existing product pushers that notify store associates of activity at the shelf and store level. Retailers can scale the SONR™ Pusher to adhere to their needs, from a singular facing to a complete shelf. It works with the SONR™ Echo Box to relay alerts across the store. Find out how SONR Pusher can protect your merchandise and increase sales! Pusher Vice President/ Director, Corporate LP or equivalent Regional/Divisional Loss Prevention District/Area LP Manager or equivalent LP Manager or equivalent Other 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% Retail should put less emphasis on apprehending shoplifters and more emphasis on deterring theft in the stores. 49 LP MAGAZINE | MAY–JUNE 2019

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