Waking Up Wal-Mart from Its Loss Prevention Nightmare

May, Steven
September 2007
Security: Solutions for Enterprise Security Leaders;Sep2007, Vol. 44 Issue 9, p114
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the challenges surrounding the practices employed by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in managing theft and shrinkage in the U.S. The decision of the company to give up its zero-tolerance shoplifting policy may have been influenced by scrutiny from outside sources. It is noted that the withdrawal of the company from its proactive loss prevention (LP) approach can increase shrink, decrease profitability, and affect shareholder value.


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