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Study: Global retail shrink, ORC on the rise

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10/20/2011

YARMOUTH, Maine—Global retail losses from shoplifting, employee fraud and organized retail crime increased 10.2 percent in the last year, to $119.1 billion, according to the Global Retail Theft Barometer 2011.

NRF issues new crowd management guidelines

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10/17/2011

The National Retail Federation has issued new guidelines for effective crowd management, this version being updated with recommendations for handling events such as criminal flash mobs.

Retail survey: Retail crime on the rise

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10/10/2011

ARLINGTON, Va.–Organized retail crime is on the rise, according to a survey conducted by the Retail Industry Leaders Association.

Security under fire: Mall of America's security director Doug Reynolds speaks

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09/26/2011

BLOOMINGTON, Minn.–Earlier this month, NPR and the Center for Investigative Reporting published several stories that accused security at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn., of racial profiling and supplying "intelligence spam" to local, state and federal law enforcement. The reports were based on suspicious activity reports filed by the mall's own behavior detection officers with local and state law enforcement.

Mall of America defends security efforts

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09/12/2011

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.–The Mall of America, near here, began catching flak last week after NPR aired a report accusing the mall's security staff of racial profiling and providing "intelligence spam" to local and federal law enforcement. But the mall is firing back, accusing NPR of ignoring relevant information to draw its own biased conclusions about its security efforts.

NRF issues guidelines, but finds flash mobs less serious then assumed

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08/08/2011

WASHINGTON—In response to the concern over “flash mobs”, those spontaneous gatherings planned through social media, the National Retail Federation last week released guidelines to help retailers deal with the new threat. However, it appears flash mobs are not as prevalent as the media would have people believe.

For major retailers, shoplifter apprehensions and recovered dollars fall in 2010

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08/08/2011

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla.—For the first time in 10 years, the number of shoplifter apprehensions and the money recovered from those apprehensions decreased in 2010 from the year before, according to the 23rd Annual Retail Theft Survey conducted by Jack L. Hayes International, a consulting firm specializing in retail security and loss prevention, which is based here.

Krispy Kreme integrates video and POS to enhance operations

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07/11/2011

WINSTON SALEM, N.C.—Video surveillance as a loss prevention and store operations tool isn’t new to the doughnut giant, Krispy Kreme, said Mark Reasor, vice president of retail operations for Krispy Kreme Corporate.

Bad news for retailers: Shrink is back up

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06/20/2011

DALLAS—Shrink is on the rise, reported Professor Richard Hollinger from the University of Florida, who shared preliminary findings of the annual National Retail Security Survey with retailers attending the National Retail Federation’s Loss Prevention Conference & Expo in Dallas on June 14.

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.

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