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Cargo theft on the rise: 'Freight at rest is freight at risk'

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06/20/2011

DALLAS—Retailers should be taking a proactive approach to monitoring their supply chain. After all, the FBI estimates it’s a $30 billion problem, but it could be much bigger.

Business intelligence: PacSun's journey into predictive analytics

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06/13/2011

DALLAS—The opening session on the second day of the National Retail Federation Loss Prevention Conference here didn’t bring good news for retailers. Shrink is on the rise, said Professor Richard Hollinger from the University of Florida, who released preliminary findings from the annual National Retail Security Survey

Nearly 95 percent of retailers report ORC, up 6 percent from last year

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06/13/2011

WASHINGTON—Incidents of organized retail crime is on the rise for retailers around the country and thieves are becoming more violent and brazen, according to the results of the seventh annual Organized Retail Crime survey.

Cabela's LP exec: 'Today's business requires a true business partner'

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05/30/2011

SIDNEY, Neb.—Loss prevention professionals must continue to prepare themselves for the continued shift in responsibilities and expectations from retailers. “We’re going from being reactionary, where back in the day we were called ‘security’ and waited to be called in to investigate,” said Bill Napier, senior manager of corporate asset protection for Cabela’s. “Today’s business requires a true business partner.”

Family Dollar enters $39m video monitoring contract

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05/23/2011

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Family Dollar stores around the nation will soon be protected by third-party monitored video, a move that is intended to reduce shrink and replace guard services for the retailer. At the end of April, Iverify announced it won a five-year contract valued at $39 million to provide video monitoring services to 529 Family Dollar stores, nationwide.

Security at luxury mall 'pays attention to detail'

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05/09/2011

ORLANDO—Walking into The Mall at Millenia, a luxury mall with 150 stores including high-end merchants such as one of only two Rolex storefronts in the country, uniformed security officers greet guests. That is intentional, said Gregg Moore, security director of The Mall at Millenia.

Ahead of the game: Grocery chain gets involved it opens the doors

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05/02/2011

NORTHBOROUGH, Mass.—Wegmans Food Markets won’t even open its doors here until October, but already the grocery chain has made a concerted effort to be an active member of the regional retail community.

Accountability is key to preventing loss for major QSR owner

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05/02/2011

ANAHEIM, Calif.—One of the biggest challenges for loss prevention professionals in the quick serve restaurant industry is identifying internal theft. Combating theft is nothing new to Kirk Luke, director of loss prevention for CKE Restaurants, which owns more than 400 Carl Jr.’s and 450 Hardee’s restaurants around the nation.

Are retailers prepared for an active shooter?

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04/04/2011

WASHINGTON—The near-fatal shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, which claimed the lives of six people in the parking lot of a Tuscon, Arizona Safeway supermarket, was a stark reminder of the unpredictable nature of an active shooter event.

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