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Key use cases for modern and intelligent loss prevention in retail 

The National Retail Federation completed a loss prevention survey of 63 retailers in 2019. The top two risks (and therefore priorities) for 50.8 percent of retailers in the last five years were internal theft and cyber-related incidents (such as data breaches). Retailers reported an average inventory shrink of 1.38 percent, which is on pace with...

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ShopTalk 2019 recap part 3: AI can check age-old retail problems 

Retail’s ongoing digital and cloud-first transformation was on full display at ShopTalk 2019, and the Microsoft Industry Experiences team was there. This is the third in a series (read part 1 and part 2) of three blogs where we delve a little deeper into five topics that were dominant in discussions....

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New use cases for device and mobile retail: Preparing for the next wave 

s the mobility and device revolution motivating or debilitating retailers in their quest to win consumer mindshare and walletshare? 2014 EKN analysis (n=131 retailers) reveals that on an average less than a third of retailers use some form of mobility and inter-operable devices that support sales, service and operations today....

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