Asset Protection

FMI Asset ProtectionFMI offers multiple initiatives and opportunities for collaboration among food retailing industry professionals in the areas of loss prevention, risk management, workplace safety, crisis management, technology, and overall asset protection concerning people, reputation and property. 





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Cyber Awareness Resources

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Although Cyber Awareness Month has come and gone, the importance of being vigilant is ever present. Sponsored by the National Cyber Security Division within the Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance, the resources are always available for you to make sure that your management and operational teams have the resources and information necessary to safeguard your assets.

Resources

History of National Cyber Security Awareness Month
Department of Homeland Security
National Cyber Security Alliance
FBI 
DHS Cyber Toolkit
Cyber Campaign

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FMI Asset Protection Resources


  • 2013 Asset Protection Department & Compensation Study

    This study examines food retail companies’ asset protection department structure, by job description and compensation, in an effort to allow FMI members of all sizes to compare their departments against these aggregated templates.

  • 2013 Food For Thought: Retail Video Trends & Doing More for your Organization

    This survey conducted by FMI and Axis Communications identifies key trends in video. Whether retailers are beginning to deploy or have an established IP video solution in place, the benefits of IP video reach various levels of a store from safety and Assets Protection to distribution and operations to merchandising and marketing. With IP video, food retailers and other stakeholders are doing more for their stores

  • Supermarket Security and Loss Prevention 2009

    This report by FMI and Checkpoint Systems, Inc. looks at the issues of employee theft, shoplifting, organize retail crime and other forms of theft in food retail. This year’s report shows a decline in average shrink and demonstrates that loss prevention is back on track as the economy rebounds. Retailers are training their associates more, curbing internal theft and fighting back against shoplifting and organized retail crime. All signs point to a strong loss prevention initiative that will continue into the future.

  • 2015 U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends

    The Food Marketing Institute has long supported U.S. food retailers through annual surveys of shopper behaviors and attitudes, providing consistent metrics to evaluate the changing market landscape. This year, FMI worked with the Hartman Group to supplement our U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends research perspective with a cultural lens, interviewing Americans in their homes and while shopping, and drawing upon ethnographic research into U.S. food consumption and consumers.

     

  • 2015 U.S. Grocery Industry Speaks

    In its 65th year, FMI’s The Food Retailing Industry Speaks ("Speaks") provides the industry with important operational and financial benchmarks ranging from sales and profits to shrink, turns and differentiation tactics. The data is drawn primarily from FMI’s annual survey of U.S. food retailers and wholesalers, and was supplemented with information from public company Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) 10K filings.
  • Solar-Powered Oven and More at FMI Connect

    May 25, 2016
    GoSunGrill_HeroShotMany of this year’s CES Innovation Award winners involve food-related technology—think The Jetsons’ kitchen. We want food retailers to be able to experience some of these new innovations before they become common place in the household. That’s why will be showcasing several of the CES Innovation Award winners in the FMI Connect Tech Zone in June.
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  • Your Own Personal Tech Help Desk at FMI Connect

    May 05, 2016
    Tech Zone at FMI ConnectLike every other industry sector, technology has transformed the food retail business over the last 20 to 30 years, and will continue to do so, probably forever. Just as your customers are constantly adopting the latest electronic gadgets, you too must be sure you’re up-to-date on the latest food-related technology that shoppers will be using and will help you drive more profit to your bottom line.
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  • A Book Review of FMI Connect Keynote Speaker Steve Case’s The Third Wave

    Apr 28, 2016
    The Third Wave Book LargeWith Steve Case, entrepreneur, investor and co-founder of America Online, scheduled to speak in a few weeks at FMI Connect, I picked up his new book for a sneak peek at what words of wisdom a pioneer of the internet might offer today’s food retail audience.The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur’s Vision of the Future (Simon & Schuster, April 2016) is part memoir of the rise and fall of America Online (AOL) and part prediction of the industries and opportunities for the near future. There are lessons in both for grocers and those who work for and with them.
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Asset Protection Leadership

The FMI Asset Protection Council is made up of senior level asset protection executives from a diverse mix of FMI member retailers and wholesalers. These executives advise, guide and support various FMI activities related to asset protection, loss prevention, crisis management, cyber security, risk management, operations and safety. They meet regularly to discuss common challenges and work towards ROI-driven solutions to drive industry advancement. What to learn more? Contact Us

FMI Asset Protection Council Q&A

From time to time, we pose food retail asset protection questions to our Asset Protection Council members and ask for their anonymous response on areas of industry interest for determining best practices.

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Asset Protection Education

In partnership with the Loss Prevention Academy, FMI is pleased to offer our members discounts on the following courses:

  • Loss Prevention for Employees (Use Code FMI1 for 20% discount)
  • Loss Prevention for Managers (Use Code FMI2 for 20% discount)
  • Loss Prevention Detective (Use Code FMI3 for 20% discount)
  • Safety for Retail (Use Code FMI4 for 20% discount)
  • Loss Prevention "Master" Course - includes the 10 hour Wicklander-Zulawski (W-Z) Interviewing and Interrogation skills course (Use Code FMI5 for 10% discount)
Click here to register for your courses!

In partnership with the McAfee Institute, FMI is pleased to offer our members a discount on their courses:

  • Please use code FMI2014 for 20% off any of the courses McAfee Institute offers
Click here to register for your courses!