Loss prevention

About the ECR and Checkpoint Learning Series:

Celebrating ten years of partnership between Checkpoint and the ECR Community Shrink & OSA Group, 2018 sees the launch of a series of free webinars for invited Checkpoint customers from around the world. Based upon the findings from a wide range of research projects made possible by the active support of Checkpoint Systems, this webinar series will enable loss prevention practitioners to learn about new ways to tackle the problems they face in a rapidly changing retail world.

Module 1: Understanding Total Retail Loss: Moving Beyond Shrinkage

In this inaugural webinar, Professor Adrian Beck from the University of Leicester provided the context and rationale for the development of the Total Retail Loss concept, a radical new way for loss prevention practitioners to not only understand the problem of loss, but also shape their future role in retail organisations.

Regarded as one of the most important developments in recent loss prevention thinking, Total Retail Loss offers the industry a far reaching and progressive approach

Module 2: Introducing the Loss Prevention Pyramid - a proven approach to delivering low shrink results

In the second of the series, Emeritus Professor Adrian Beck will share the loss prevention pyramid, a proven and holistic approach to delivering low shrink results. You can expect to learn about the eleven habits of low shrink retailers, which each habit bought to life with the use of real world examples as to how each translate into the daily ways of working for these organisations. The webinar will also introduce you to a simple benchmarking tool, that will allow you to highlight the extent to which your organisation has aligned itself to each of these eleven habits. For a copy of the low shrink retailers and for detail on the benchmarking tool, click here

Module 3: Amplifying Risk in Retail

Wednesday January 23rd 2019 - 1pm GMT

In the third of the series, Emeritus Professor Adrian Beck explores the theories supporting risk amplification, and its role in theft reduction. He will then share the available evidence on the effectiveness of a range of interventions currently being used that may be employed to try and reduce theft by making offenders think twice about commiting a crime through amplifying their sense of perceived risk of detection.

Taking each intervention in turn, tagging, CCTV, Signage, Security & Sales staff, and shelf based interventions, the report shares the available evidence, providing perspective on the relative 'quality' of the research and the results presented. 

Next modules

March 20th, 2019: Optimising EAS to Help Deliver Effective Loss Prevention

May 15th, 2019: Measuring the Impact of Loss Prevention Interventions