Canadian Retailer - Holiday 2016 - 4
Retailers fighting against
loss with winning
mentality and state-ofthe-art technology
THE role of loss prevention within
retail organizations has come a
long way. While modern LP teams
still protect their companies from
the "bad guys" so to speak and look
out for theft and other nefarious
activities in-store and throughout
the organization, their strategic
masterminds are increasingly influencing critical business decisions. They are leveraging the most
innovative technologies to not only protect their companies against
loss but to also optimize efficiencies and profitability.
Today, LP professionals analyze, calculate, and recognize what
their "total loss" actually includes and also invest more time in risk
management and the future health of the retail business as a whole
(Read "Total Loss" on page 24).
In this special Loss Prevention issue, we take a close look at the
technologies LP teams are using in their fight against loss (read
about the latest advances on page 28) and we report on the highlights of Retail Council of Canada's (RCC) recent Loss Prevention
Conference (page 32) which included honouring Stephen O'Keefe
with the prestigious Loss Prevention Lifetime Achievement Award
for his dedication and commitment to the industry. (Read about
Stephen's career and fascinating perspectives on the discipline of
retail loss prevention on page 36).
Also within this issue is the summary of Vancouver's KPMG
RCC Executive Roundtable. We brought together some of Western
Canada's leading retail minds to discuss technology, data-mining,
millennials, e-commerce and how some Canadian retailers are innovating to continue growing amid an industry experiencing constant disruption.
We hope that you find this issue of Canadian Retailer of interest
and we look forward to sharing industry insights with our readers
and RCC members in the year to come. As the Voice of Retail from
coast-to-coast-to-coast, we take great pride in representing and advocating on your behalf and will continue to do so unapologetically
and passionately in 2017.
Thank you again for your support!
Diane J. Brisebois
President & CEO
Retail Council of Canada
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CANADIAN RETAILER | The Loss Prevention Issue