On Santa’s Naughty List: 6 Common Forms of Fraudulent Holiday Returns

For the last several weeks, retailers have been hard at work planning for the upcoming holiday shopping season. From November through December, retailers face a huge opportunity to increase sales and profits, but this season also comes with challenges,....

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Getting to the Bottom of Cash Register Discrepancies

Yet another by-product of the Covid-19 pandemic is the decline in the use of cash to pay for retail purchases. Today’s consumers are much more likely to pay with credit and debit cards, or cashless services like Venmo, Zelle, Paypal, or ApplePay. Yet, a....

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4 Ways to Leverage Data-Driven Insights to Motivate Retail Employees

Retail has undergone significant changes in recent years, not the least of which is the struggle to maintain a full, motivated workforce. Nearly every store seems to have a perpetual “We’re Hiring” sign, and most are clearly understaffed. In addition, retail....

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Do Mobile Wallets Cause More Risk?

Technological advancements are usually regarded as triumphs that make our everyday lives easier. Whether it’s being able to order a pizza for your hungry family with the click of a button or setting your home thermostat remotely to save energy and money while....

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14 Things the Pandemic Taught Us to Prepare for Holiday 2020 Success

Holiday 2020 shopping will bring big crowds, short tempers, and long retail hours. What have we learned about store operations and loss prevention in the past nine months to help keep spirits and revenues high? Here is a list of 14 things the pandemic taught....

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COVID and Employee Fraud: What to Expect for the Remainder of 2020

2020 has brought about many changes to retail. From sneeze guards at the register to one-way aisles and floor stickers to promote distancing, stores are operating very differently than they have in the past. Employee fraud, however, is something that has been....

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#RetailRecovery and External Loss

As retailers begin to re-open stores during the COVID-19 pandemic, every aspect of brick-and-mortar retail will need to be re-examined. By knowing what to expect, you can jump into #RetailRecovery assured that your stores, and profits, are protected.

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#RetailRecovery and Internal Loss

As retailers begin to re-open stores during the COVID-19 pandemic, every aspect of brick-and-mortar retail will need to be re-examined. By knowing what to expect, you can jump into #RetailRecovery assured that your stores, and profits, are protected.

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Summer Jobs – More Than Just a Temporary Position

For the retail and staffing industry, warm weather heralds a heightened focus on temporary hires and rolling out a slew of part-time roles. With an abundance of the younger demographic available for temp positions over the summer break, several industries....

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Back to LP Basics

As we begin this new year of 2020, let’s all make a commitment to keep shrinkage control a daily priority within our stores, warehouses, and distribution centers. While some losses do occur at the time of physical inventory taking (inaccurate counts,....

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Risks Caused by Seasonal Workers

A retailer’s success during peak shopping seasons depends on hiring temporary workers. The seasonal work attracts many types, including college students, retirees, individuals who have been out of the workforce, and even full-time workers looking for some....

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5 Ways to Improve Associate Training & Customer Service

Improve store employee training and deliver more value to the business. Has associate training taken a back seat to “more important” tasks? Consider that front-line employees create the last and most important impression on consumers. This reason alone should....

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