Misinformation, Censorship, and Big Tech

(This article originally appeared in Loss Prevention Magazine) The Risk It Poses for All of Us The breach of the Capitol on January 6, 2021, and its aftermath have highlighted just how much influence social media and technology companies like Twitter and Facebook have on real-world events. On January 8, Twitter permanently banned former President […]

The Irrational Fear of Cash and the Risks for Retail

This article originally appeared in Loss Prevention Magazine. By Tom Meehan, CFI, and Jessica Pohlen Across the country, it feels like there is a push from retailers to eliminate cash. We see signs saying “exact change only” posted at cash registers due to the nationwide coin shortage, and there are even marketing efforts with the […]

The Danger of Misinformation on Social Media

This article originally appeared in Loss Prevention Magazine. With the presidential election looming over our heads in recent months, it’s not too surprising to see that the news cycle has become hyper focused on anything to do with the election. And it’s not just the basics of a political election in the United States: the […]

China has Set the Stage for the Digital Age of Retail

This article originally appeared in ACMA Currency Notes Dec 2020 Newsletter. By Tom Meehan, CFI Experts predict that for the first time in over a century, the United States will no longer be the largest retail market in the world. The United States and China were both deeply impacted by the COVID­19 pandemic, but the […]

Now Is the Time Retailers Should Consider Implementing an RFID Solution Regardless of Their Size

This article originally appeared in Loss Prevention Magazine. Retailers are living in a time of speed, efficiency, and pressure to secure assets while exceeding customers’ expectations. If you add in the evolving challenges presented by COVID-19 and the demand for contactless and e-commerce shopping experiences, it is no wonder why many retailers are turning to […]

The 5 Secrets to Protecting Cash Deposits

According to the annual National Retail Security Survey, “Theft, fraud and losses from other retail “shrink” totaled $61.7 billion in 2019, up from $50.6 billion the year before as industry security executives reported increases in the number of shoplifting, organized retail crime and employee theft incidents.”  These drains on the bottom line can take a […]

How Elections and Retailers Can Be Impacted When Civil Unrest Turns Violent

This article originally appeared in Loss Prevention Magazine. It’s not news that 2020 has been a chaotic year. From the global COVID-19 pandemic beginning in March to the protests across the country in response to the death of George Floyd, a Black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis at the end of May, […]