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RetailTech: Loss-Prevention Technology—Staying Ahead of the Bad Guys

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Loss of merchandise has multiple consequences for a retailer, including a reduction in profits from the missing items as well as the inability to fulfill ship-from-store orders. In this report, we consider the sources of retail loss and the technologies—both hardware and software—that can be used to help retailers identify and prevent loss.

We discuss the following key topics:

  • The increase of theft, fraud and loss in US retail in recent years
  • Types and locations of retail loss
  • Technologies that retailers can use to combat loss—covering electronic article surveillance, high-tech materials, video analytics and prescriptive analytics
  • New challenges and technologies in self-checkout and unstaffed stores
  • Leading loss-prevention technology providers and their products—including Avery Dennison, Impinj, Sensormatic and Zebra Technologies
  • Future sector outlook—and the prioritization of risks and threats by retailers and their plans for implementing loss-prevention technologies
  • Implications for retailers, real estate firms and technology vendors

This report is part of Coresight Research’s RetailTech series. Click here to read the previous report in this series, which explores demand forecasting as an essential link in the supply chain.

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