The recent increase in organized retail crime is posing challenges for not just retailers but also the consumers, employees, and neighborhoods they cater to. To focus a spotlight on the gravity of this situation, October 26 is being celebrated as the annual Fight Retail Crime Day. This initiative rallies the entire retail sector to seek effective ways to counter this pressing problem.
On this designated day, the NRF encourages participants to champion policies that bolster community safety and directly address the escalating retail crime issues, especially initiatives like the Combating Organized Retail Crime Act. It also presents an opportunity for industry representatives to engage with key decision-makers during the NRF Fight Retail Crime Day Fly-in event in Washington, D.C., aiming to foster change. Furthermore, this event is a call to the retail community to amplify awareness and to acknowledge legislators who consistently back retail through their “Retail Crime Fighters” recognition.
In preparation for the upcoming Fight Retail Crime Day, the NRF conducted a “Combating Organized Retail Crime” webinar for loss prevention experts. This session, which was strictly for members and excluded media coverage, enabled attendees to benefit from the expertise of specialists who presented data from the latest National Retail Security Survey.
Retail industry members have been invited to converge in Washington, D.C., during Fight Retail Crime Day. The event will focus on advocating for legal measures that tackle the organized retail crime menace head-on. The 2023 Fight Retail Crime Day Fly-in event is of particular significance as it allows leaders from the loss prevention realm, those directly confronting the surge in organized retail crime, to directly communicate with Congressional members and their aides. The primary objective of this gathering is to stress the urgency to act, especially in favor of the Combating Organized Retail Crime Act, which is pivotal in enhancing federal efforts to counter crime.