Loss Prevention Research Council Weekly Series – Episode 143

Due to inflation, the UK English Breakfast was up an astounding 22% in February. Worldwide retailer returns have grown from $643 billion in 2015 to an amazing $1.8 trillion in 2022. Women’s dresses purchased online have a return rate as high as 90%. For the United States, the top three products with highest inflation are eggs at over 55%, butter and margarine at nearly 27%, and airfare at 26.5%. Retailers are relying on loss prevention tech to curb shoplifting.

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Loss Prevention Research Council Weekly Series – Episode 142

RILA AP Conference had an amazing turnout! Open House at our Labs was a great success! In this week’s episode, our co-hosts discuss the happiest and unhappiest countries by continent, Roe v. Wade leak and potential protests, a summary of organized retail crime data (ORC) for 2021, an Apple lawsuit over NFC use, and a look at the increased digitization of retail.

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The World’s Happiest Countries

Are wealth and prosperity legitimate measures of happiness? How about safety and health outcomes? In the West, we view democracy as a key component to happiness, yet there are countries under authoritarian rule that score high in the Happiness Index. Questions like these make “ranking happiness” a particularly challenging puzzle, but also one worth pursuing.

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Private Equity Outlook in 2023: Anatomy of a Slowdown

Private equity managed to post its second-best year ever in 2022, riding a wave of momentum coming off the industry’s record-breaking performance in 2021. But spiking interest rates caused a sharp decline in deals, exits, and fund-raising during the year’s second half, almost certainly signaling a turn in the cycle.

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Why the Physical Store is the Next Profitable Digital Advertising Frontier

Originally designed as a safety technology to monitor the launch of V-2 rockets in World War II and later taking more prominent roles as security devices, many of today’s CCTV cameras are now data gathering eyes. Coupled with Artificial Intelligence and Edge Computing and renamed as Computer Vision, the CCTV camera is a key transformational technology improving many industries including retail.

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The World’s Largest Data Breaches

Data loss and data breaches seem to be cropping up everywhere. It’s time to be vigilant and double down on our cybersecurity efforts. Learn more about how and where the world’s largest data breaches are happening in the following infographic.

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Deloitte Tech Trends 2023

Deloitte’s 14th annual Tech Trends report explores the impact of emerging technologies on groundbreaking innovations and foundational business areas. Stories of pioneering organizations show what’s happening now, describe what’s new, and project what could be coming next.

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