How are EAS (Electronic Article Surveillance) Systems Defeated

Introduction Shoplifting is a major cause for shrinkage in the retail industry. It is estimated that there are more than 27 million shoplifters in the US. Theft causes a shrinkage of more than $50 billion to the US retail industry and of this shoplifting accounts for 36.5% of the losses. Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) systems have been put in place by most retailers to reduce the shrink caused by shoplifting to the retail industry. However, the shoplifters have also become smarter with time and have worked out ways to defeat the EAS......

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Introduction Shopping at a retail store should ideally be a pleasant experience. However, it can turn into a nightmare for shoppers if their children get injured due to falling over from shopping carts. These mishaps are common globally and during the period 2008-2012, more than 100,000 cases of children injuries due to shopping cart-related accidents were reported. Children getting injured in such freakish accidents can sustain serious injuries to their head and other sensitive areas in addition to cuts, bruises, and fractures. Cart restraint systems have been developed to protect children from......

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Flash Mobs That Steal: How To Curb Or Stop Them Have you heard the news? Flash mobs… or as I colloquially refer to them – flash robs. That’s what they are. Dozens of gang members mobbing stores all over the US, UK, and Canada to quickly steal upwards of $30K worth in merchandise. Now, that’s something I don’t take very lightly. How do you stop these vandals from getting away with mass robbery? Well, there are clear, actionable ways to curb (or even stop) flash robs. Most store clerks feel powerless once......

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In grocery retail, all eyes are on the prize of capturing the online grocery shopper. With everyone working overtime to get the last-mile delivery logistics working, they are overlooking the bigger opportunity right in their store aisles–make the in-store grocery shopping experience better. Most Americans still like to shop in-store for groceries Of course, Amazon is way out in front with an estimated share of the online grocery market with full integration. Most recently Amazon introduced free two-hour grocery delivery from Whole Foods for its Prime members in some trial markets and......

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