ATLANTA – June 11, 2014 – Loss Prevention executives from U.S. Security Associates (USA) are soaking up the sun along with the latest industry knowledge at the National Retail Federation (NRF) Loss Prevention Conference & Expo in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The conference is being held from June 10th to June 13th at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/ Broward County Convention Center, with the Expo taking place on June 11th and June 12th. As a sponsor of the event, the security company is joining national retailers, law enforcement agencies, and other protection providers for the largest retail security conference in the country.
According to senior retail loss prevention executives who responded to NRF's 10th Annual Organized Retail Crime Survey, eight in ten retailers – 88.2% of those polled – report having been victims of organized retail crime in the past year. At the Loss Prevention Conference & Expo, participating security service providers, including USA, share solutions and strategies for retailers to protect company assets, reduce shrink and fraud, and manage risks.
Along with scheduled keynote speakers, roundtable discussions, and seminars, the conference offers more than 16 hours of social events and opportunities for networking and relationship building. The conference also features a Cyber Security Pavilion, where retailers can learn how to defend themselves from online theft, as well as a Fusion Center, where retailers and service providers can connect with chief law enforcement officials.
Terry Faircloth, vice president of USA's Loss Prevention division, marks his calendar for the conference every year. "Retailers who are struggling with rising crime come to this event seeking solutions. U.S. Security Associates is here to help." The Loss Prevention Conference & Expo is a prime opportunity for Faircloth and his colleagues to promote the message captured by USA's Loss Prevention division motto. "The face of retail is changing. Think contract; change is good!"
NRF is the world's largest retail trade association, representing discount and department stores, home goods and specialty stores, Main Street merchants, grocers, wholesalers, chain restaurants and Internet retailers from the United States and more than 45 countries. Retail is the nation's largest private sector employer, supporting one in four U.S. jobs – 42 million working Americans. Contributing $2.5 trillion to annual GDP, retail is a daily barometer for the nation's economy. NRF's This is Retail campaign highlights the industry's opportunities for life-long careers, how retailers strengthen communities, and the critical role that retail plays in driving innovation. www.nrf.com.
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