OTTAWA—A soon-to-be-enacted law in Canada will expand the ability for a person to perform a citizen's arrest, a change that will have a major impact on private security personnel in the country, according to two security experts who spoke with Security Director News
At the National Retail Federation's Loss Prevention Conference & Expo last week in New Orleans, Joe LaRocca, NRF's senior asset protection advisor, gave a keynote address titled, "The ETs of Retail: Emerging Technologies and Emerging Threats."
LaRocca argued that while many emerging technologies—near-field communication, mobile POS, touchless payments, RFID, e-receipts, etc.—will help drive retail sales, improve efficiencies and increase customer satisfaction, they will also pose challenges for loss prevention professionals.
Here's a clip posted by the NRF of LaRocca discussing the challenges associated with e-receipts.
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.