Welcome to the Little Shop of Surveillance Horrors!

    Managers and owners of shops are incredibly busy people, with multiple tasks to manage: making customers happy, keeping shelves stocked with products, managing staff, reducing and preventing loss…the list is almost endless. While in many stores video surveillance is in place, its ongoing management might not be a priority. And this can be costly when […]

      Adopt and evolve: Three trends for retailers to equip the stores of tomorrow

      According to Riepl’s law – a hypothesis that was formulated by the German journalist Wolfgang Riepl – new, enhanced types of media will never make existing media types disappear. For example, the radio, won’t replace the newspaper. Instead, what happens is more of a convergence that often leads to a different way of using old […]

        Make convenience a cornerstone of your retail store strategy

        In the recent research we undertook with retail research specialists Ipsos and GfK, some of the most striking findings relates to the importance that convenience plays in the shopping experience. The ability to find products on clean and tidy shelves, try clothes on without waiting too long and in pleasant surroundings, return items efficiently and […]

          What do shoppers really want from the retail experience?

          E-commerce has dramatically changed how people shop, and led retailers to rethink the role of their stores. With change being a constant and continually accelerating, there is truly only one way to learn what shoppers want and expect their shopping experience to be like and that is by asking them directly. Together with retail research […]

            Loss prevention ROI: How RC Willey improves interdepartmental cooperation

            With 13 stores and three distribution centers in Utah, Idaho, Nevada, and California, RC Willey is a major name in home furnishings on the west coast selling furniture, appliances, electronics, flooring and mattresses. Founded in 1932 by Rufus Call Willey, a door-to-door salesman selling Hotpoint Brand appliances out of a pickup truck, the company has […]

              Retail safety & security: Using surveillance beyond loss prevention and customer service

              We’ve spoken about how surveillance can be used for loss prevention, customer experience and operational efficiency in retail, but have you considered how it can be applied to safety and security in the new retail environment? The face of bricks and mortar retail is changing. There are now less people on the ground and more […]