YARMOUTH, Maine—Bob Phibbs, also known as "The Retail Doctor," recently went into several major department stores and visited women's fitting rooms. There he stayed, for five minutes or so. He could have been stealing or he could have been another type of perpetrator.
YARMOUTH, Maine—The next two months present the biggest challenge to retail loss prevention specialists, not just because of the increased number of shoppers and volume of sales, but because of the number of temporary employees on the floor.
BOCA RATON, Fla.—Total losses from retail theft decreased by more than eight percent in 2011 compared to the year before, according to preliminary findings released today from the National Retail Security Survey conducted by Richard Hollinger at the University of Florida.
NEW ORLEANS—Attendees of next week's National Retail Federation Loss Prevention Conference, to be held in this city, can expect extensive conversations about emerging technology and organized retail crime, among many others.
WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla.—After retailers reported a drop in shoplifter apprehensions and recovered dollars in 2010, major retailers have reportedly bounced back, according to the 24th Annual Retail Theft Survey conducted by Jack L.