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Backdoor Receiving Is A Cornerstone Business Function

Backdoor receiving is a cornerstone business function that must include consistent and disciplined shrink loss control and store operations practices. Every supermarket has supplier groups delivering goods that must be received. These include: the main or central wholesaler that supplies the majority of product needs, secondary suppliers and Direct Store Delivery (DSD) vendor companies that …

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Time To Get Your Stock Levels In Line and Overall Inventory Under Control

In the wake of the holiday business, January becomes a critical time to get stock levels in line and overall Inventory under Control. The 2012 National Supermarket Shrink Survey states there exists a clear thread of practices associated with the control of inventory, inventory turnover and inventory management with resulting shrink loss levels. Top performing …

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‘Tis the season to steal

By SARAH SKIDMORE, AP Retail Writer – 3 days ago More than spirits are being lifted this holiday season. During the four weeks leading up to Christmas this year, an estimated $1.8 billion in merchandise will be shoplifted from U.S. retailers, according to The Global Retail Theft Barometer, a survey of retailers worldwide. That’s up …

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Holiday Season Supermarket Heists Caught on Camera: More Food Stolen at the Checkout Counter

This article is from ABC New Nightline. Read the original story here Many of us have been shopping for a turkey this week, but a few have been grabbing some extra “stuffing.” As supermarkets security cameras across the country have captured, there usually a sudden 25 percent spike of people stealing groceries, according to Larry …

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6 Trends in Loss Prevention and Store Operations Control for 2012

The following trends come from 3 primary sources. (1) The 2012 National Supermarket Shrink Survey, (2) Supermarket Executive Interviews by The Retail Control Group, and (3) 36 Store-level “Causes & Cures” Profit Audits conducted in 2010-2011. Trend #1 – Theft. Theft is always a topic of concern when it comes to shrink, with 29% of …

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