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7-Eleven to Roll Out
In North America 7-Eleven Inc. will
incorporate Sysrepublic’s point-of-
sale loss prevention and systems
integrations solutions at 6,800
According to Sysrepublic, its Secure
loss prevention software allows
retailers to identify theft and
significantly reduce shrink. Currently,
Secure software is used at more than
22,000 retail outlets worldwide and
monitors one billion transactions per
day. Other clients include Tesco,
Safeway, Stein Mart and Wegmans.
“ Sysrepublic prides itself on long-
term partnerships with our
customers,” said Nathan Smith, CEO,
Sysrepublic North America. “ We’re
very excited to bring [7-Eleven] onto
our platform and look forward to
providing years of business value.”
The 7-Eleven agreement marks the
largest deal – in terms of number of
stores – that Sysrepublic has inked
to date. Globally, the convenience
store chain operates 42,700 stores
in 16 countries.
In Prague subways,
virtual grocery stores
enable shopping by
In the Czech Republic virtual grocery
stores now offer shopping by phone
for delivery at home.
This initiative is similar to Tesco’s
recent effort to offer grocery
shopping by smartphone on South
Korean subways,. T hrough a
partnership between global brand
P&G and Mall.cz, Prague’s four busiest
subway stations now include virtual
grocery stores that offer shopping by
phone for delivery at home.
Launched last month, the new,
virtual subway grocery stores feature
oversized wallpaper or posters with
product pictures and prices,
simulating the look of product-filled
shelves in a real, bricks-and-mortar
store. When consumers see an item
they need, they can simply point
their iOS or Android-based mobile
phone at the associated QR code
and it will automatically submit the
order to the online store, where it
can be completed. The shopper then
receives a message to confirm
delivery time; free second-day
delivery is guaranteed.
The new virtual grocery stores will be
available until the end of 2011,
according to a P&G press release,
with extra product categories added
as the holidays approach.
about ‘flash robs’
The Wall Street Journal has reported
a new phenomenon: teenagers and
young adults who use social media
to plot organised group shoplifting
or “flash robs”.
In Washington during August,
surveillance cameras caught a group
of 10 young people streaming into a
convenience store and making off
with chips and bags of snacks. Similar
incidents have occurred in Cleveland,
Las Vegas and elsewhere in America.
The American National Retail
Federation (NRF) said flash-mob
attacks were reported by 10% of the
106 retailers it surveyed in July.
According to Read Hayes, a University
of Florida research scientist who
serves as director of the Loss
Prevention Research Council, a group
of more than 60 companies that
examines theft trends, “It is mob
behaviour. But it has some
premeditation, which is a new thing”.
“ It’s still a sporadic thing when you
consider the thousands of retail
locations some of these chains have.
But it’s pretty scary for employees, or
any customers who happen to be in
stores when this happens.”
Also in August, 30 teens flooded a
Maryland 7-Eleven store, helping
themselves to chips and snacks. Police
initially labelled the group as a flash
mob organised via cellphones, but it
turned out that the group plotted the
deed while riding a city bus.
7-Eleven subsequently sent its stores
a memo on how to handle flash
mobs, reminding them of shoplifting-
prevention basics such as a need to
maintain low levels of cash and good
visibility through store windows—and
to call emergency services should
they see big groups forming outside.
“ This seems to be a growing
threat to retailers,” a 7-Eleven
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