Loss prevention: It's later than you think

Mathews, Ryan
February 1997
Progressive Grocer;Feb97, Vol. 76 Issue 2, p70
Trade Publication
Claims that there is a certain paradox in the attitude of food retailers in the United States towards loss prevention. Examination of two technological answers to loss-prevention; Results of the 1996 National Retail Security Survey; Factors that are responsible for this loss; Amount of money which was stolen by employees in 1995; Items which are most often confiscated from shoplifters.


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