ATLANTA – March 6, 2014 – Next week, leading experts in Loss Prevention (LP) and food retail are traveling to Jacksonville, Florida for the annual Asset Protection Conference hosted by the Food Marketing Institute (FMI). U.S. Security Associates (USA), a national security company that holds contracts with many of the largest names in food retail, is a silver-level sponsor of the sold-out event. Managers from the company's Loss Prevention Division are representing USA in the company's booth from March 9th to March 12th.
The conference provides opportunities for retailers to learn from LP experts about asset protection, fraud mitigation, operational shrink, and other pressing concerns. Attendees participate in roundtable discussions on LP issues ranging from risk and safety strategies, data analytics, and leadership development to OSHA and compliance auditing, store risk assessments, workplace violence, and more. Conference workshops introduce participants to critical tools for combating evolving criminal threats like pharmacy and fuel fraud, information security and cybercrime, and electronic payment fraud.
Dialogues that begin at round tables and in the workshops continue on the exhibit floor, where hundreds of exhibitors present their products and services. At the USA booth, LP managers and experts will be available to meet with existing and prospective clients and discuss loss prevention services and other security solutions available through U.S. Security Associates.
Kirk Gatchell, Southeast Regional Director for USA's LP Division, notes the importance of USA's participation in Loss Prevention events. "The Asset Protection Conference provides excellent opportunities for us to network with clients, forge new connections, and stay in tune with industry issues. We benefit from the exposure and the interaction with retail business owners and leaders, and we also gain valuable insights into the latest external theft trends and challenges our clients are facing. Cultivating that knowledge is critical to ensuring that our Loss Prevention programs remain a step ahead of developing threats."
Food Marketing Institute (FMI) proudly advocates on behalf of the food retail industry. FMI's U.S. members operate nearly 40,000 retail food stores and 25,000 pharmacies, representing a combined annual sales volume of almost $770 billion. Through programs in public affairs, food safety, research, education and industry relations, FMI offers resources and provides valuable benefits to more than 1,225 food retail and wholesale member companies in the United States and around the world. FMI membership covers the spectrum of diverse venues where food is sold, including single owner grocery stores, large multi-store supermarket chains and mixed retail stores. For more information, visit www.fmi.org.
U.S. Security Associates (USA) is the market-leading, wholly-owned American, full-service safety and security solutions provider. With over 160 locally-responsive offices, international locations and over 50,000 dedicated professionals, they offer the most complete array of physical security, remote surveillance, and global consulting and investigations to ensure better outcomes for thousands of clients and a range of industries. Innovative applications of leading-edge, proprietary technology enable USA to rank annually among the world's best training companies, sustain the highest standards of quality, and underscore world-class customer service with unparalleled accountability. USA's rise as one of the largest innovative security solutions leaders is a natural byproduct of these differentiators and enables the company to provide the most Safe. Secure. Friendly.® environments for people, assets, and brands. For more information, visit www.ussecurityassociates.com.
Natalie Fischer, Marketing Manager