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Retailers Estimate Holiday Return Fraud Will Cost Them $3.4 Billion, According to NRF Survey
Release Date: December 06, 2013
Retailers Commit to Collaborate with Law Enforcement in Response to Terrorist Attack in Kenya
Release Date: October 09, 2013

The National Retail Federation today told a congressional committee holding a hearing on the terrorist attack at a Kenyan shopping mall that the safety of employees and customers is retailers’ top concern.

Eight in 10 Retailers Agree Organized Retail Crime Activity Has Increased in Past Three Years
Release Date: June 06, 2013

NRF’s ninth annual Organized Retail Crime (ORC) Survey found that 93.5 percent of retailers say they have been a victim of organized retail crime in the past year, down slightly from 96.0 percent in 2012. For the past three years, more than 90 percent of the retailers surveyed have admitted to being victims of ORC.

Retailers Planning Last Minute Shipping Rush This Holiday Season, According to Shop.org
Release Date: December 12, 2012

Though millions of holiday packages are crossing the country right now en route to their intended doorsteps, many Americans may choose to wait until the last minute to finish their holiday shopping. In 2010 and 2011 the average person still had half of their shopping lists to complete as of mid-December.

Return Fraud to Cost Retailers $2.9 Billion This Holiday Season, According to NRF Survey
Release Date: December 04, 2012
NRF Honors Law Enforcement, Loss Prevention Professionals During 2012 LP Conference and EXPO
Release Date: June 21, 2012
Retail Theft Decreased in 2011, According to Preliminary National Retail Security Survey Findings
Release Date: June 21, 2012
NRF Report Finds No Retailer Immune to Organized Retail Crime
Release Date: June 05, 2012

Growing in severity, number and type, retailers are reporting organized retail crime (ORC) has become more troublesome than ever before. Of the 125 retail companies surveyed for NRF’s eighth annual Organized Retail Crime Survey, a record-setting (96.0%) say their company has been the victim of organized retail crime in the past year,

Saks, Inc. Chairman and CEO Stephen Sadove to Kick-Off NRF Loss Prevention Conference & Expo
Release Date: May 18, 2012

The National Retail Federation will kick off its annual Loss Prevention Conference and Expo in New Orleans this June and will welcome Saks, Inc. Chairman and CEO Stephen Sadove as its keynote speaker. More than 2,600 industry executives and law enforcement representatives from around the country will convene for the three-day event, taking place June 20-22 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

NRF Grows Loss Prevention Team with Addition of Retail Veteran Richard Mellor
Release Date: November 14, 2011

The National Retail Federation announced today that Richard Mellor, a retail security and loss prevention expert with more than 30 years of industry experience, will join NRF as Vice President of Loss Prevention on November 28.

Return Fraud to Cost Retailers $3.5 Billion This Holiday Season, According to NRF Survey
Release Date: November 10, 2011

According to NRF’s annual Return Fraud Survey, completed by loss prevention executives at 103 retail companies, the retail industry will lose an estimated $3.48 billion to return fraud this holiday season, down from $3.73 billion last year. Annual return fraud will cost retailers an estimated $14.37 billion in 2011, up slightly from $13.66 billion in 2010.

NRF Releases Crowd Management Guidelines as Holiday Season Approaches
Release Date: October 13, 2011

The biggest event of all happens to be two months long, and retailers spend months preparing for it: the holiday season. In anticipation of Black Friday and other events that bring large crowds, NRF has released its 2011 Crowd Management Guidelines.

NRF Survey Finds Nearly All Retailers Rely on Background Checks to Keep Consumers, Companies Safe
Release Date: October 04, 2011

The National Retail Federation today released a survey that illustrates the importance of employee background screenings in keeping customers safe.

NRF Honors Law Enforcement, Loss Prevention Professionals During 2011 LP Conference and EXPO
Release Date: June 16, 2011

The National Retail Federation announced the recipients of the distinguished Law Enforcement Retail Partnership Award, Loss Prevention Case of the Year, Ring of Excellence and Volunteers in Action at its annual Loss Prevention Conference and EXPO in Dallas.

Shrinkage on the Rise, According to Preliminary National Retail Security Survey Findings
Release Date: June 14, 2011

Preliminary results of the latest National Retail Security Survey, released today at the National Retail Federation’s Loss Prevention Conference and EXPO, show that retail shrinkage increased to 1.58 percent of retail sales in 2010, up from 1.44 percent in 2009.

With Enhanced Technology, Retailers, FBI Renew Efforts to Combat Retail Crime
Release Date: April 12, 2011

America’s leading retail industry associations announced today a plan to launch an enhanced version of the Law Enforcement Retail Partnership Network (LERPnet), a secure national database that allows retailers to share information to combat organized retail crime. The ISO Crime Analytics unit of Verisk Analytics is developing and will manage the new system, LERPnet 2.0.

NRF Updates Active Shooter Guidelines for Retailers in Response to New Federal Training
Release Date: March 31, 2011
GameStop CEO, Albuquerque Chief of Police to Speak at NRF Loss Prevention Conference & EXPO
Release Date: March 14, 2011

The National Retail Federation’s 2011 Loss Prevention Conference is pleased to announce J. Paul Raines, CEO of GameStop and Albuquerque Chief of Police Ray Shultz will address more than 2,600 retail loss prevention executives during the three-day event. Additionally, NRF has invited Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security, to kick off this year’s Conference.

NRF Releases Crowd Management Guidelines as Black Friday Nears
Release Date: November 05, 2010

With three weeks until Black Friday, NRF releases a guide to effective crowd control management. The guidelines outline essential components of a crowd control and/or emergency plan.

NRF Welcomes House Vote to Create Organized Retail Crime Unit at Justice Department
Release Date: September 29, 2010

The National Retail Federation today welcomed House passage of legislation that would establish a new unit at the Department of Justice dedicated exclusively to investigating and prosecuting organized retail crime.


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