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Loss Prevention Research Council Weekly Series - Episode 185 - Retail workers safety concerns and top consumer fears of online marketplaces
With Dr. Read Hayes, Tony D'Onofrio, and Tom Meehan

Loss Prevention Research Council Weekly Series - Episode 185 - Retail workers safety concerns and top consumer fears of online marketplaces

Most retail workers feel unsafe; want better planning, security. The top consumer fears about online marketplaces are… LA Sheriff says it busted a retail crime ring with millions of dollars of stolen medications and personal care products

 

Loss Prevention Research Council Weekly Series - Episode 184 - UK / USA crime and Self-Checkout Challenges
With Dr. Read Hayes, Tony D'Onofrio, and Tom Meehan

Loss Prevention Research Council Weekly Series - Episode 184 - UK / USA crime and Self-Checkout Challenges

In UK, of the 408,690 police-recorded shoplifting offences in England and Wales in 2023 that were assigned an outcome, 16% were charged or summonsed while 58% of the investigations were closed with no suspect identified. In USA while the rate of reported violent crime fell 2.1% between 2021 and 2022, total violent crime—reported and nonreported—rose from 16.5 incidents to 23.5 per 1,000 people. Nonreported violent crime in 2022 exceeded the 2015-19 average.

 

Loss Prevention Research Council Weekly Series - Episode 183 - Interview Insights from Michael Lamb
With Dr. Read Hayes and Tony D'Onofrio

Loss Prevention Research Council Weekly Series - Episode 183 - Interview Insights from Michael Lamb

An interview with Michael Lamb, former Loss Prevention Vice President at Home Depot, Walmart, and Kroger. What will Mike focus on next?

 

Loss Prevention Research Council Weekly Series - Episode 182 - The Game Changer Technology of Retail RFID
With Dr. Read Hayes, Tony D'Onofrio, and Tom Meehan

Loss Prevention Research Council Weekly Series - Episode 182 - The Game Changer Technology of Retail RFID

61% of retailers plan to implement RFID in their stores by 2026. Companies that are using RFID in their retail operations averaged profit growth that was 57% higher than those which did not. For 2024, the same companies are expecting profitability to be 88% higher than those not already using RFID. 

 

Loss Prevention Research Council Weekly Series - Episode 181 - Who is stealing at self-checkout?
With Dr. Read Hayes, Tony D'Onofrio, and Tom Meehan

Loss Prevention Research Council Weekly Series - Episode 181 - Who is stealing at self-checkout?

One study of retailers in the United States, UK, and other European countries found that companies with self-checkout lanes and apps had a loss rate of about 4%, more than double the industry average. 15% of self-checkout users confess to purposely stealing. While 60% of those who have stolen felt remorseful and 33% say they’ve been caught, 44% say they’ll likely do it again. 31% of Gen Zers and 21% of millennials have purposely taken an item without scanning it.

 

Loss Prevention Research Council Weekly Series - Episode 179 - Inside Organized Retail Crime Rings
With Dr. Read Hayes, Tony D'Onofrio, and Tom Meehan

Loss Prevention Research Council Weekly Series - Episode 179 - Inside Organized Retail Crime Rings

We’re talking about operations that have fleets of trucks, 18-wheelers that have palletized loads of stolen goods, that have cleaning crews that actually clean the goods to make them look brand new. “The financial impact is real, but way more important is the human impact, the impact it has to our associates, the impact it has to our guests,” Ulta CEO Dave Kimbell told CNBC in a rare sit-down interview.

 

Loss Prevention Research Council Weekly Series - Episode 177 - Latest UK Retail Crime Data, Gen Z Trends, and Best Places to Retire
With Dr. Read Hayes, Tony D'Onofrio, and Tom Meehan

Loss Prevention Research Council Weekly Series - Episode 177 - Latest UK Retail Crime Data, Gen Z Trends, and Best Places to Retire

Latest UK crime survey shows a massive increase in violence and abuse, reaching the levels experienced during the pandemic at nearly half a million incidents a year. It also shows a massive increase in customer theft, doubling to just shy of £2 billion; a lack of confidence in the police response, with 60% rating it as poor or very poor; and a continuation of the rise in cyber crime. Less than half (47%) of Gen Z Americans are thriving in their lives. Best places to retire in the world.

 

Loss Prevention Research Council Weekly Series - Episode 176 - Top Retail Technologies 2024 and Fun Valentine Facts
With Dr. Read Hayes, Tony D'Onofrio, and Tom Meehan

Loss Prevention Research Council Weekly Series - Episode 176 - Top Retail Technologies 2024 and Fun Valentine Facts

Forecasted sales growth by retail channel in 2024 is 5.1% for physical stores and 7.1% for e-commerce. IT spend at the enterprise level is expected to rise 4.9% and for stores at 4.3%. The top 5 areas where retailers are implementing artificial intelligence are....Compared to 2022, the data indicates that returns were up 15% for Cyber Week 2023, nearly doubling the pace of recorded sales growth. A Roman fertility festival was the precursor to Valentine’s Day.

 

Loss Prevention Research Council Weekly Series - Episode 175 - Deloitte Retail Predictions 2024 and Six Questions to Ask Mid-Career
With Dr. Read Hayes, Tony D'Onofrio, and Tom Meehan

Loss Prevention Research Council Weekly Series - Episode 175 - Deloitte Retail Predictions 2024 and Six Questions to Ask Mid-Career

Deloitte’s baseline forecast anticipates continued growth in consumer spending at a rate slightly below GDP growth due to falling inflation, low unemployment, and increasing productivity growth. Six technologies for 2024. Technology will play a key role for both retail and restaurants in 2024, with 100% of retail and restaurant owners surveyed stating that automation and technology have improved their businesses. 6 Questions to Ask Midpoint in your Career.

 

Loss Prevention Research Council Weekly Series - Episode 174 - USA 2023 Crime Rates and Consumer AI Trends
With Dr. Read Hayes, Tony D'Onofrio, and Tom Meehan

Loss Prevention Research Council Weekly Series - Episode 174 - USA 2023 Crime Rates and Consumer AI Trends

Most violent offenses remained elevated in 2023 compared to 2019, the year prior to the outbreak of COVID and the widespread social unrest of 2020. There were 18% more homicides in the study cities in 2023 than in 2019, and carjacking has spiked by 93% during that period. Shoplifting jumped upward by 22% from 2022 to 2023. 41% of U.S. shoppers are aware of retailers using AI in their buying journeys. Top Ten Countries Leading the AI Race.

 

Loss Prevention Research Council 172 - Retail Returns Totals, Holiday Retail Violence, and USA Store Closures
With Dr. Read Hayes, Tony D'Onofrio, and Tom Meehan

Loss Prevention Research Council 172 - Retail Returns Totals, Holiday Retail Violence, and USA Store Closures

Total returns for the retail industry amounted to $743 billion in merchandise in 2023. The total amount of dollars lost to returns abuse and fraud in 2023 is $101 billion. During USA Holiday Season there were 28 retail fatalities which were up 87% and 25 Organized Retail Crime Cases which were up 67%. In 2023 there was an 80% surge in store closures.

 

Loss Prevention Research Council Weekly Series - Episode 171 - The Meaning of 2024 and Why it Will be a Great Year
With Dr. Read Hayes, Tony D'Onofrio, and Tom Meehan

Loss Prevention Research Council Weekly Series - Episode 171 - The Meaning of 2024 and Why it Will be a Great Year

In 2024, the top 5 New Year resolutions for Americans are Saving Money, Be Happy, Exercise More, Improve Physical Health, and Eat Healthier. Your future, including what is in front of you, has not been written. Maybe setting New Year resolutions is a good place to start. Always remember that you are in control of your destiny and can craft the life you always dreamed about.

 

Loss Prevention Research Council Weekly Series - Episode 170 - LPRC NY Kickoff and Young Shoppers Technology Preferences
With Dr. Read Hayes, Tony D'Onofrio, and Tom Meehan

Loss Prevention Research Council Weekly Series - Episode 170 - LPRC NY Kickoff and Young Shoppers Technology Preferences

Note the high preference from both Gen Z and millennials generations for frictionless checkout. Interesting the differences in smart fitting rooms between GenZ and millennials. Livestreaming, which is already popular in China, has an opportunity in the United States with younger generations. The survey results in using cryptocurrency and the metaverse are also insightful.

 

Loss Prevention Research Council Weekly Series - Episode 169 - LPRC News, Cyber Attacks, and More
With Dr. Read Hayes, Tony D'Onofrio, and Tom Meehan

Loss Prevention Research Council Weekly Series - Episode 169 - LPRC News, Cyber Attacks, and More

LPRC has 3 new team members, this week our hosts discuss the continued growth of the LPRC! On this episode, our hosts discuss the upcoming LPRC events, the latest cyber attacks, and AI news. The hosts also go into a recap of the latest AP/LP news and the NRF Big Show.