Peeking through the one way mirror, a loss prevention agent views the liquor aisle with no bottle security. In fact, he was the bottle security. This one loss prevention agent was the bottle security for the entire liquor aisle, hundreds of bottles. None the less, he vigilantly watched and observed the merchandise, intent on protecting the company assets.
A man in a hat and sunglasses enters his liquor aisle, looking around in all directions. This man also knew there was no bottle security and was ready to take advantage. As the loss prevention agent observed, the man removed a black backpack, and placed it on the floor nearest the end of the aisle. He then walked back and forth down the aisle to ensure there was no bottle lock.
Earlier in the day, the manager discussed with others, bottle security in his store. He said, “We don’t really need any sort of bottle lock, we can manage on our own!”
The shoplifter now selects two bottles of liquor at $40 each and conceals them in his backpack. He then selects two more bottles of liquor, neither with a bottle lock. He places them in the backpack, zips it up and heads for the exit. The loss prevention approaches the customer outside of the store, identifies himself and asks for the merchandise back. The guy reaches into his backpack and hands the loss prevention one bottle, then runs off.
If this store had a bottle lock program this type of loss could have easily been prevented. Utilizing a bottle lock program along with efficient loss prevention strategy, the store manager would surely be looking at profits instead of lost merchandise. It should be the responsibility of the entire store to protect the merchandise and assets; it’s the manager’s responsibility to ensure the employees have the right tools.
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