All Crime, fraud & security articles – Page 9

  • Analysis

    Bags of confusion


    A reduction in plastic bags is an environmental victory but, by encouraging shoppers to use their own carriers, retailers increase the risk of shoplifting. Charlotte Dennis-Jones reports

  • Opinion

    Following financial services


    Financial services firms have tended to be ahead of the curve when it comes to deploying new technology, because their businesses rely and benefit so much from it.

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    Somerfield tests mobile scanning


    Somerfield is piloting a mobile scanning system from Datalogic Scanning with a view to rolling it out at its convenience-led stores.

  • News

    Staples picks PDAs for loss-prevention audits


    Staples has rolled out an audit system on mobile phones to all of its loss-prevention officers.

  • Analysis

    Less is more


    Boots is on a mission to reduce shrinkage to new lows with integrated security systems. Head of loss prevention Robert Jennings talks Joanna Perry through the project

  • Opinion

    A bitter victory against crime


    There is no more emotive issue in the industry than crime against retailers and few things have caused more anger than the proposals in the summer of 2006 for the sanction of imprisonment to be taken away from shoplifters.

  • News

    Shoplifters face jail terms as Retail Week campaign pays off


    Retailers breathed a sigh of relief this week as plans to abolish the penalty of imprisonment for persistent shoplifters were shelved.

  • News

    Asda opts for Cinario to run store security


    Asda is using software from Cinario to integrate and manage all of its security systems running in a range of its stores.

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    Digital divide: is the IT department an unloved outpost of your organisation?


    Is the IT department an unloved outpost of your organisation, or critical to its success? Joanna Perry explains one new measure that has been designed to help retailers find out

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    Retail Solutions relocates


    This year’s Retail Solutions show is to relocate to ExCel in London from its former home at Birmingham’s NEC.

  • News

    Retailers under pressure to meet card security standard


    Payment card schemes and acquiring banks are stepping up a gear in their demand that retailers become compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCIDSS).

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    On trend


    IDC’s inaugural list of global retail technology trends makes for interesting reading. Joanna Perry examines how applicable it is to retailers in the UK

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    A warm Easter prompted a strong sales month, with total sales up 4.7 per cent and like-for-likes up 2.4 per cent, driven largely by clothing, footwear and DIY equipment

  • Analysis

    Jail terms


    Retailers have been crying out for more help with tackling crime. Could retail jails be the answer, or do they pose as many problems as they solve? Liz Morrell assesses the Government’s plans

  • News

    Robertson takes top job at BRC


    Former B&Q marketing director Stephen Robertson, most recently marketing director at Woolworths, has been named director-general of the British Retail Consortium.

  • Analysis

    Violent increase


    Shocking figures released by the BRC last month showed a steep increase in physical and verbal attacks on shop workers. Katie Kilgallen asks how retailers can tackle this worrying rise

  • News

    Jaeger cracks down on fraud with data-mining tool


    Jaeger is implementing a data-mining system to target process inefficiencies and internal fraud.

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    UK retail shrinkage is the worst in Europe


    The total value lost by UK retailers through theft and internal error fell last year, but Britain still has the biggest retail shrinkage problem in Europe.

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    Payment Card Council sets software standard


    The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCISSC) will add a standard for payment software applications to its remit.

  • Analysis

    All seeing eye


    Over the years, surveillance systems have gone from being staffed heavily to hardly at all. The latest breed has raised the bar, using cameras with built-in intelligence that are constantly on the watch. Joanna Perry reports