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.


June 4-6, 2024
Long Beach, CA

NRF PROTECT is where industry leaders come together to acquire a unified and holistic approach to collectively address retail crime.

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Fight Retail Crime Day

October 26, 2023
Virtual webinar

The surge in organized retail crime is significantly impacting consumers, retailers, workers and the communities they serve. In response to this crucial issue, NRF has designated October 26 as Fight Retail Crime Day — an annual event that mobilizes the entire retail business community to advocate for effective solutions in combating this problem.

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.

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National Retail Security Survey 2023

This year’s study found that the average shrink rate in FY 2022 increased to 1.6%, up from 1.4% in FY 2021. When taken as a percentage of total retail sales in 2022, that shrink represents $112.1 billion in losses. The report also examines drivers of shrink, the increased threat of violence associated with retail crime and other priorities.

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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

National Retail Security Survey 2023
Retail crime, violence and theft continue to impact the retail industry at unprecedented levels.
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The reality of retail shrink
While we ‘squabble about shrink,’ theft and violence get worse.
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NRF tackles AI, cybersecurity and fraud prevention
NRF's Center for Digital Risk & Innovation will help develop guidelines to inform retailers’ technology strategies.
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The rising toll of organized retail crime
As retailers spend billions to fight retail crime, policy solutions are desperately needed.
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A better way to understand the ecommerce risk landscape
New report, typography identifies and measures ecommerce losses.
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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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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.