STORES Magazine - April 2018 - 46

n SECURITY

Hands-on Merchandising
Retailers deter theft while maintaining high-touch environments

by LIZ PARKS

H

ere's the quandary: To minimize
shoplifting, retailers lock up or
chain down valuable merchandise from
electronics and hardware to cookware
and high-end jeans. That, of course,
makes evaluating these desirable products
more difficult, often resulting in customer
annoyance and lost sales.
Teri Tapella, senior manager of security
operations at Ace Hardware, says Ace store
owners need something that is "practical,
easy to use and a step beyond traditional
alarms that are easy to beat. They also need
solutions that can provide a substitution or
an alternative to locking products in glass
cases, and Se-Kure can do that."
Se-Kure Controls, a manufacturer of
retail product security devices, has a wide
variety of anti-theft solutions that satisfy
both loss prevention and merchandising
needs. Tapella says Se-Kure enables "a
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perfect balance of helping our retailers best
sell and merchandise their products."
Ace Hardware is a co-op of 5,000
independently owned stores. Tapella says
one of the most popular systems with its
retailers is a hidden power tool display
alarm that lets customers touch, feel and
handle items on display while keeping the
items securely protected.
The alarm, which protects various
pieces associated with power tools such as
battery packs and handles, can be hidden
under or behind display cases, pegboards
and in inconspicuous locations.
If someone tries to cut or remove an
attaching adhesive or loop, the long-life
battery-powered alarm is triggered. "These
alarms work even if the store's electric
power is disabled," Tapella says. The
alarms can be daisy-chained together to
protect up to 120 items.

Ace co-op members use a wide variety
of Se-Kure systems including security
mirrors, cash drop boxes, locking hooks
and anti-skimming devices on their pointof-sale systems. Tapella says Se-Kure
also works with retailers to customize
anti-theft solutions to meet specific needs,
sometimes even co-developing solutions
to meet unique needs.
A 'WIN-WIN'

Tonya Sjolin, manager of loss prevention
for Sur La Table, has been working with
Se-Kure for 10 years. She says Se-Kure has
worked with the 137-unit Seattle-based
chain to develop several merchandisingfriendly anti-theft solutions that have
helped reduce shrink significantly while at
the same time making products accessible
and attractive, which has helped
increase sales.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of STORES Magazine - April 2018

Editor’s Page
President’s Page
Retail Politics
NRF News
TRENDS
C2W
Retail People
A Taste for Success
Want It, Need It, Gotta Have It
SUPPLY CHAIN
TECHNOLOGY
FINANCE
Q&A
MERCHANDISING
BUSINESS OPERATIONS Lowe’s expands training program to help communities in need.
BUSINESS OPERATIONS Bloomin’ Brands uses data to save money and improve the customer experience.
BUSINESS OPERATIONS Grove Collaborative reduces delivery times and improves customer satisfaction.
STARTUP SPOTLIGHT IceCream Labs uses machine learning and visual intelligence to drive ecommerce.
THEFT
SECURITY
POV
Communities
End Cap
STORES Magazine - April 2018 - Intro
STORES Magazine - April 2018 - cover1
STORES Magazine - April 2018 - cover2
STORES Magazine - April 2018 - 3
STORES Magazine - April 2018 - 4
STORES Magazine - April 2018 - 5
STORES Magazine - April 2018 - Editor’s Page
STORES Magazine - April 2018 - President’s Page
STORES Magazine - April 2018 - Retail Politics
STORES Magazine - April 2018 - NRF News
STORES Magazine - April 2018 - TRENDS
STORES Magazine - April 2018 - 11
STORES Magazine - April 2018 - 12
STORES Magazine - April 2018 - 13
STORES Magazine - April 2018 - 14
STORES Magazine - April 2018 - C2W
STORES Magazine - April 2018 - Retail People
STORES Magazine - April 2018 - 17
STORES Magazine - April 2018 - A Taste for Success
STORES Magazine - April 2018 - 19
STORES Magazine - April 2018 - 20
STORES Magazine - April 2018 - 21
STORES Magazine - April 2018 - Want It, Need It, Gotta Have It
STORES Magazine - April 2018 - 23
STORES Magazine - April 2018 - 24
STORES Magazine - April 2018 - 25
STORES Magazine - April 2018 - SUPPLY CHAIN
STORES Magazine - April 2018 - 27
STORES Magazine - April 2018 - 28
STORES Magazine - April 2018 - TECHNOLOGY
STORES Magazine - April 2018 - 30
STORES Magazine - April 2018 - FINANCE
STORES Magazine - April 2018 - 32
STORES Magazine - April 2018 - Q&A
STORES Magazine - April 2018 - MERCHANDISING
STORES Magazine - April 2018 - 35
STORES Magazine - April 2018 - BUSINESS OPERATIONS Lowe’s expands training program to help communities in need.
STORES Magazine - April 2018 - 37
STORES Magazine - April 2018 - BUSINESS OPERATIONS Bloomin’ Brands uses data to save money and improve the customer experience.
STORES Magazine - April 2018 - 39
STORES Magazine - April 2018 - BUSINESS OPERATIONS Grove Collaborative reduces delivery times and improves customer satisfaction.
STORES Magazine - April 2018 - 41
STORES Magazine - April 2018 - STARTUP SPOTLIGHT IceCream Labs uses machine learning and visual intelligence to drive ecommerce.
STORES Magazine - April 2018 - THEFT
STORES Magazine - April 2018 - 44
STORES Magazine - April 2018 - 45
STORES Magazine - April 2018 - SECURITY
STORES Magazine - April 2018 - 47
STORES Magazine - April 2018 - POV
STORES Magazine - April 2018 - Communities
STORES Magazine - April 2018 - End Cap
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