Blog

Flexibility and interaction driving the future of retail design

Posted on
David Jones

When David Jones announced a $200 million overhaul of its flagship Sydney store earlier this year, it was with a singular aim in mind: to create a curated customer experience in a changing retail landscape. The renovations will see the seven-storey Elizabeth Street premises transformed into six key “worlds”, incorporating a swanky champagne bar, children’s…

Read more

Striking the loss prevention balance to avoid anti-theft overkill

Posted on
Retail Loss Prevention Balance

Theft prevention might be at the forefront of many store manager’s minds, but like any strategy, it’s about striking the right balance and using the correct technique in the right place. Treading the fine line of loss prevention and product appeal often involves securing your stock in a way that is unobtrusive and functional yet…

Read more

Retail Loss Prevention terms explained

Posted on
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…

Read more

Retail roundup July 2018

Posted on
Retail Round Up

It comes as little revelation the retail landscape is shifting, and as the industry passes the mid-year mark, headlines indicate there are changes afoot. From major retail revamps to cashless, cardless shopfronts, here’s what’s making the news in mid 2018… DJs overhaul David Jones’ is set for a major overhaul, with the CEO telling News…

Read more

The high cost of employee theft

Posted on
HIgh cost of employe theft

It’s hard to imagine trusted employees might be stealing from your store, but a raft of statistics indicate that’s the case with the latest revealing employee theft could account for a quarter (24.37 per cent) of retail loss. So how do you guard your store from a thief behind the counter? Some sobering stats In…

Read more

The best protection for your store -Part 2

Posted on
InVue Smart Locks

Opening a new retail outlet requires a lot of decision making – from store fit out and staffing to the range of products on offer and how they will be displayed. Amongst the lengthy list of considerations are the security measures you require to ensure the products you stock are protected against loss and theft.…

Read more

The best protection for your new store – Part 1

Posted on
Store Security - blog

Regardless of whether you intend on selling high-end clothing, funky stationery or the latest line-up of high-tech gadgets, every new shopfront should look at their security systems as an integral part of their set-up. Why? Because according to the Australian Retailers Association, the rising incidence of retail theft costs the industry billions of dollars each…

Read more

Technology targets fitting room theft

Posted on
Technology targets fitting room theft

As any retailer with a focus on attire will attest, the fitting room presents a real opportunity for would-be thieves to conceal and steal retail items. Even stores with the most attentive customer service, the best fitting room design, and clearest fitting room policies, struggle with theft in this location. The good news is, technology…

Read more

Big retailers feeling the effects of shoplifting

Posted on
Shoplifting post

Big retailers feeling the effects of theft A recent report by the Australian notes the “five-finger” discount is alive and well, now costing retailers $9.5 billion in lost revenue each year. From grocery retailers to department stores and specialty shops, it seems no matter the size or budget, all retailers are equally at war with…

Read more

Outlook for 2018 offers insight into a complex retail playing field

Posted on
Retail Outlook 2018

Inside Retail has released its outlook for the year ahead, and it paints a complex picture of a changing landscape in retail where opportunity and challenge are reflected in equal measure. Their survey indicates that the customer experience is an increasing focus, more retailers are concerned about international competition and addressing consumer confidence remains a…

Read more