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Loss prevention this Christmas

It’s barely Halloween but the Christmas wares have already begun to appear in the shops. The walls of selection boxes that send consumers into a frenzy are already lining supermarket back-walls. We’ll be listening to ‘he’s making a list and checking it twice..’ before the last leaves have fallen off the trees.  So what does that mean for retailers?
In order to ensure you are ready for the Christmas shopping period, consider now,
how you can reduce loss this year and prepare for the season ahead?
Have you begun recruiting your seasonal staff and have you put enough time into ensuring they are well trained and able to work with you as the retailer to reduce loss?  It can be a challenging time for your staff with additional point of sales perhaps in operation, a fast pace as people rush through lists, expectation of late nights and extra hours.

Shoppers cram a year’s worth of gifts and food shopping into a short timespan, with 45% of the total traffic for Christmas predicted by ShopperTrak to take place over 10 days. Its worth checking out their infographic as while US themed on dates, very often the Irish market follows US trends.

Your staff are your best asset in relation to preventing loss in store – give them the training and support that they need to deal with the increased traffic.

Here’s a Christmas list that may serve to reduce loss and therefore bring joy and good tidings to retailers:

ensure staff are aware of the impact of the season on the overall profits of the shop
brief all staff, especially new members of staff, on seasonal policies or additional procedures that might help them to react appropriately
provide training on loss prevention […]

By |October 26th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Shrinkage – how you can prevent it

Supermarket and local shops worldwide lost $9 billion in shrinkage over the past year according to the Sensormatic Global Shrink Index 2018 (search online via hastag #GlobalShrinkIndex).

Anti-theft tags,  such as Bottlelox, offer innovative designs to protect retailers’ on-the-floor goods from shoplifting.

With alcohol, razors and fresh meat being the three most vulnerable items in a supermarket – can you afford not to protect your stock?

Find out what options Mercury Systems has to suit your needs and gear up for the shopping season ahead – click here or contact Tom Dunlea.

 

By |October 24th, 2018|News|0 Comments

SuperValu Glenamaddy sees EAS tagging results

We believe that our products work to help loss prevention – however there is nothing as compelling as a case study or feedback from a customer who has installed one of our systems to notable success. This is the feedback from SuperValu Glenamaddy, on how EAS Tagging has been effective for their store:

“In June of 2017 we approached Mercury Systems with regards to EAS Tagging solutions to protect Alcohol, Meat, Healthcare and Deli Products.

I would recommend a Mercury EAS Tagging system and the use of bottlelox for both wine and spirits to cut down on theft.” Tony Gibbons, Supervalu Glenamaddy

Contact us to find out about a workable solution for your premises.

By |May 16th, 2018|Detection Systems, News|0 Comments

How Under Armour introduced a game-changing loss prevention strategy

After establishing a new standard for electronic article surveillance (EAS) technology for its North American stores, Under Armour does have one lingering regret. “I could kick myself for not discovering this solution sooner,” said Sean Donnelly, Director of Global Retail Asset Protection and Investigations for the premier activewear giant.

“I kicked myself for not actively looking earlier, and for not challenging my team to be looking,” said Donnelly. “My advice to other AP leaders is to not write things off by thinking that something looks too good to be true. Be open to challenging the status quo and willing to put new solutions to the test. We learned that openness pays big dividends, and it’s an important part of servicing any rapidly growing business that prides itself on innovation.”

You can read the full whitepaper here

By |March 30th, 2018|Detection Systems, News|0 Comments

Mercury adds Sensormatic to product range

Mercury Systems are delighted to announce that we are now authorised distributors of  the full range of Tyco/Sensormatic EAS ‘Tagging’ products throughout Ireland.

Sensormatic are known as the premium worldwide manufacturer of AM EAS ‘Tagging’ Systems.

“We are delighted to add this premium brand to our product portfolio,” Alan Phelan, M.D., Mercury Systems. “We are consistently working to enhance our product offering to our customers and we are confident that the Sensormatic  products will be a successful addition to Mercury Systems.”

Mercury Systems is Ireland’s leading supplier of retail loss prevention systems. We provide a nationwide service to the Retail, Clothing, Pharmacy and Supermarket security sectors. We tailor our products to your needs, ensuring your success, whatever the sector.

 

 

By |March 23rd, 2018|Detection Systems, News|0 Comments

Nedap launch their new platform

Nedap Retail Analytics to all existing EasiNet customers Designed to offer enhanced Footfall data, and now to include Dwell Time Analysis. Contact Mercury Systems for more details.

By |June 2nd, 2015|News|0 Comments

Retail thieves are stealing more often and the value of their crimes is increasing, according to the British Retail Consortium.

According to every measure, retail crime is on the rise in the UK. That’s according to the latest report from the British Retail Consortium.

In its annual Retail Crime Survey, the BRC has found that every category of retail crime – shoplifting, employee theft, robbery and burglary – has risen over the past two years or more.

By |June 2nd, 2015|News|0 Comments

Regulatory Impact Analysis – Licensing the Private Investigator Sector of the Private Industry January 2015

The Private Security Authority (PSA) has published a Regulatory Impact Analysis – “Licensing the Private Sector of the Private Security Industry ”.

This process offers private investigators, industry stakeholders, interested parties and the public an opportunity to comment on the Regulatory Impact Analysis.

By |June 2nd, 2015|News|0 Comments