Loss Prevention

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Loss Prevention

NRF’s loss prevention community works with retail LP professionals, law enforcement and government agencies to protect retailers, people, assets, reputations and brands. Browse resources and read the latest articles and press releases related to loss prevention.


NRF PROTECT addressed changing threats with new strategies, identified top retail security priorities and discussed tools to help combat retail crime in an ever-changing environment.

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Organized Retail Crime: An Assessment of a Persistent and Growing Threat

Conducted in partnership with K2 Integrity, this comprehensive report provides a detailed assessment of U.S.-based ORC groups, their tactics and techniques for theft and resale and their linkages with other types of organized crime.

Organized Retail Crime

Organized retail crime is on the rise, and NRF has stepped up its efforts to have Congress address the issue. Learn more about how NRF advocates for legislative proposals that would be effective in fighting retail crime.

Retail crime
National Retail Security Survey 2022

NRF’s Retail Security Survey is an annual survey of retail loss prevention professionals that covers national retail security issues such as inventory shrink, employee integrity and organized retail crime.

Retail security

Looking for tools on retail safety and security? Access NRF’s resources including active shooter and emergency preparedness reports.

Retail safety and security tools

More loss prevention content

How retailers are tackling organized retail crime through strategic partnerships
JCPenney connects asset protection and government relations to facilitate awareness and legislation.
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Organized retail crime goes beyond store shoplifting
Cargo theft, ecommerce and digital fraud are growing contributors to ORC.
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What retailers can do to navigate ‘perma-crises’
Leaders in enterprise and homeland security on living in a world where crisis never sleeps.
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The future of retail security technology merges the physical and the digital
NRF PROTECT: American Eagle Outfitters, Target and Ulta Beauty experts on blending security and the customer experience.
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How to get ahead of violence — and prevent the thinking that precedes it
NRF PROTECT: Insights and strategies to confront the issue of violence.
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Best practices from Walmart’s security operations center
NRF PROTECT: VP for Security Operations Jason O’Dell on protecting Walmart’s global network.
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Loss Prevention Council

This invitation-only council is composed of senior LP executives who discuss common problems in LP and share new ideas on product and program results. 

Additional NRF councils for loss prevention professionals include: 

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Fraud Council

The NRF Fraud Prevention Professionals Working Group brings together retail leaders with responsibility for fraud prevention to discuss their companies’ digital and in-store fraud prevention strategies and operations.