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Retail roundup February 2019

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Vitag Retail Round Up

The new year has kicked off with mixed news on the retail front, with two Australian retailers entering voluntary administration and December sales figures failing to live up to expectation. Meanwhile, technology continues to dominate the retail landscape as stores across the globe investigate the latest ways to offer an improved customer experience. Here’s the…

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What to look for in security tags

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Z50 Security Tag

When it comes to loss prevention, Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) remains the most popular and effective product-based anti-shoplifting strategy available to retailers. Comprising hard tags, labels and antenna, the system is used by an estimated 90 per cent of Australian retailers, reducing shoplifting by up to 80 per cent. However, when harnessing the power of…

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Top 10 tips to reduce false EAS Security Tag alarms

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10 Tips to reduce false alarming

Security tag or label based Electronic article surveillance remains one of the most effective ways of protecting individual retail products against theft and loss. But if your system is sounding false alarms, it not only desensitises staff to potential threats but also directly affects the customer experience in-store. Here are 10 tips to reduce false EAS alarms……

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Case in point – Shoplifting surges in Brisbane

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Shoplifting surges in Brisbane

A recent news article has illustrated just how vigilant retailers need to be during holiday periods and sales, with the Brisbane Times reporting a 40 per cent increase in shoplifting incidents in the Brisbane CBD throughout December last year. It comes in addition to more general statistics that indicate more than a third of Australia’s…

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Some pointers on security label positioning

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Security Labels

In retail there’s often talk about the consumer experience, with a wealth of discussion about displaying products, showcasing them and positioning them to make wares more appealing. But what about the practicalities, especially when it comes to security? And what about security that also factors in store efficiency? Here are some quick pointers on security…

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Security at the Point of Sale

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Securing the Point of Sale

Akin to the helm of the retail ship, the Point of Sale is one of the most important areas of any store environment. It’s the place where customer service and sales unite, the gathering point for information and, ideally the central position where sales associates can monitor all the action on the floor. It also…

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Factoring the future into your loss prevention ROI

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Future Proofing Retail Loss Prevention

When it comes to selecting the right loss prevention strategies for your storefront, it’s not just about considering the issues affecting your retail outlet in the present. Effective loss prevention also entails ensuring the equipment you purchase now will continue to serve you in the future to ensure the longevity and best return on your…

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Playing a proactive, not reactive, loss prevention game

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Playing the proactive game

As the industry gears up for the busiest time of the year, retailers will be looking to maximise every opportunity to reap the rewards of the Christmas shopping season. And for many that will involve not just plugging leaks in their loss prevention strategy but also identifying areas of weakness where they can proactively reduce…

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Retail roundup – September

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Retail Round-up

Technology dominates the retail news this quarter as the sector gears up for Christmas and the busiest season of the year. From smartphones to AI and payments, here’s an insight into what’s making the news, with the retail roundup for September. Smartphones to drive Christmas retail For the first time ever, smartphones will be the…

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Retail Loss Prevention terms explained

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EAS Blog Post

Every industry comes complete with its own jargon and unique terms. In the field of loss prevention, it’s no different. From EAS to RFID, here are some of the most common terms encountered and what they really mean. For starters Loss prevention – Quite simply, loss prevention is any initiative devised to minimise the loss…

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