All Crime, fraud & security articles – Page 9

  • Analysis

    Bags of confusion

    2008-05-08T15:05:11Z

    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

    2008-04-28T16:00:00Z

    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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    News

    Somerfield tests mobile scanning

    2008-04-16T10:45:00Z

    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

    2008-04-09T10:51:32Z

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

  • Analysis

    Less is more

    2008-03-13T13:04:02Z

    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

    2008-03-13T12:45:35Z

    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

    2008-03-13T10:57:00Z

    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

    2008-03-12T12:37:31Z

    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?

    2008-02-20T16:17:00Z

    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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    News

    Retail Solutions relocates

    2008-02-19T17:38:00Z

    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

    2008-02-06T10:31:25Z

    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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    Analysis

    On trend

    2008-01-31T17:18:00Z

    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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    Analysis

    April

    2007-12-20T13:50:00Z

    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

    2007-12-13T14:25:40Z

    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

    2007-12-11T09:10:14Z

    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

    2007-12-05T16:50:10Z

    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

    2007-11-21T11:50:28.023Z

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

  • News

    UK retail shrinkage is the worst in Europe

    2007-11-15T12:32:32.750Z

    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

    2007-11-14T13:31:23.717Z

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

  • Analysis

    All seeing eye

    2007-11-01T10:08:30.397Z

    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