Research: Loss Prevention

» See Related Newsletter Articles

Loss Prevention in a Post-Recession World

February 1, 2011

Regardless of any long-term economic view, recent data shows consumer spending has risen, and retail results are significantly better than they have been for several years. Have pressures to improve shrink results have fallen as sales improve? Which technologies are most interesting to retailers, and what lessons can be learned from how the best performers […]

Loss Prevention 2010: Retailers Battling Shrink in Tough Times

December 1, 2009

It is no secret that in a tough economy shrink rates climb. Individual customers steal more merchandise, employees are more likely to siphon cash and goods from employers, and organized crime rings have even greater motives to strike out against retail targets. How then, are retailers shoring up their line-of-defense assets – Loss Prevention tools […]

Loss Prevention and Beyond: Survival of the Fittest

December 1, 2008

The retail environment as a whole has changed in the past year. We live in troubled economic times. Many of last year’s laggards are today’s “former retailers.” While average shrink has fallen slightly, Loss Prevention continues to occupy top-of-mind awareness among retail executives. In difficult economic times, preserving gross margin is more important than ever […]

Holistic Localization: The Value of Integrated Assortment and Space Planning

October 1, 2008

There is nothing serial about buying, assortment, and space planning. It’s an interactive, iterative process. In a small retail organization, perhaps teams can work together to resolve the question of assortment and space management. But for large retailers, and those who hope to win, it’s just not possible. It’s not economically feasible, or even possible to manually […]

Winning Trends in Loss Prevention: Benchmark Study 2008

December 1, 2007

RSR’s first annual benchmark report on the subject of retail shrink: “Winning Trends in Loss Prevention: Benchmark Study 2008” reveals that despite media hype around Organized Crime as a driver of shrink, the sources of shrink remain the same. Employees steal cash and merchandise, “sweetheart” friends at the Point of Sale and make administrative errors, and customers steal […]

Digital Video Surveillance Technology

January 15, 2007

Digital Video Surveillance Technology affords retailers a new opportunity to learn more about what really takes place in all corners of their stores. As such, the intelligence gathered from digital video is beginning to emerge as an important tool in the retailer’s data arsenal. We interviewed several retailers to understand their usage of digital video […]