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 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.
  • 2016 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.

     

  • Embracing a New Wave of Information Technology

    Jul 21, 2016
    20151208-FMI-332-WEBThe legislative achievements last week on GMO have been a win for the value chain in giving food makers and sellers the option to disclose information in a flexible manner, so it was disconcerting that the debate on GMO included accusations that the food industry was failing to communicate. Conversely, FMI and its coalition partners advocated for a federal system that would offer consistent information to consumers however they wanted to consume it.
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  • What Grocery Stores Can Learn from Pokémon Go

    Jul 13, 2016
    Pokemon Go in a Grocery Store Now I know that you might be thinking what does a video game have to do with my food retail business? Well, besides the fact that the same augmented reality technology is already being used in the industry to help educate store employees about food safety and other in-store trainings, the popularity of the game overnight can also teach grocery stores some lessons. Here are some points to consider.
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  • What Does Innovation Mean to You?

    Jun 22, 2016
    FMI Connect TV 2016 Day 1For some, innovation is the latest technology or gadget that promises to transform the way we all live our lives and do business. For others, innovation is that big idea that solves both a business problem and a consumer need. And then there are those who find innovation in the small things, such as building strong business teams or ensuring the highest quality of customer care. However a food retailer defines innovation, he or she can embrace it at FMI Connect.
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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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Store Perishable Policies
Cell Phone Deposits

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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!