Don Posted November 30, 2022 Author Report Share Posted November 30, 2022 And this just got dropped in my email as I was posting, National Retail Federation: National Retail Security Survey 2022 NRF’s Retail Security Survey is an annual survey of retail loss prevention professionals that covers national retail security issues such as inventory shrink, employee integrity and organized retail crime. The report serves the retail and solution provider communities and our law enforcement partners, and helps informs policymakers and the media. This year’s report found that retail shrink is an almost $100 billion problem. The study examines the key drivers of shrink as well as shifts in LP technology and other priorities. The 2022 Retail Security Survey was conducted in partnership with the Loss Prevention Research Council and is sponsored by Appriss Retail. https://nrf.com/research/national-retail-security-survey-2022 Retail crime hurts small retailers Small retailers highlight need for action to address rising retail crime Retail crime is on the rise. While high-profile incidents of smash-and-grab robberies are headline news across the country, small retailers are also feeling the effects of this dangerous trend. “Retail crime impacts all stores, both big and small,” says Tiffany Williams, owner of the Luggage Shop of Lubbock in Texas. “Whether the bad guys are hitting big stores or small, it hurts store owners and consumers alike.” Small retailers are increasing security measures because of the increase in crime. “I close at 5 o’clock. I don’t want to be here in the dark. I’m scared to walk to my car,” says Tara Riceberg, owner of Tesoro with two locations in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, Calif. She has seen an increase in crime in her neighborhood including armed robberies, carjackings, and smash-and-grab heists at high-end stores down the street from her small business. She’s concerned about her safety and wonders if she’s going to be the next victim of crime. Riceberg also keeps the door to her Los Angeles location always locked for her safety and must unlock the door every time a customer stops by. The rise in crime has led Riceberg to make the difficult decision to close her Los Angeles location when the lease expires after 12 years in business. “I’m gutted to leave my neighborhood,” she says. “This has been my home, this is my community.” Increased brazen theft and violence Violence and aggression associated with retail crime is also on the rise. According to the 2022 National Retail Security Survey, eight in 10 retailers report increased incidents of violence and aggression in the past year. “We have seen a steady increase in crime,” says Kathleen Fuery, owner of Merle Norman Cosmetics in Minneapolis. https://nrf.com/blog/retail-crime-hurts-small-retailers www.youtube.com/search_query=exec+says+retail+theft+has+hurt+company www.youtube.com/search_query=businesses+closing+crime Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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