All Zero Tolerance articles

  • crime
    News

    Reporting crime: The matter of facts

    2015-05-18T16:30:00Z

    Police cutbacks and rising crime mean it’s vital retailers provide clear evidence of crimes they report. Here’s how to present a watertight case.

  • Adam Hogwood
    News

    My war on crime

    2014-05-07T16:58:00Z

    Tackling crime is a vital part of a retailer’s job. In his own words, Adam Hogwood of Morrison’s Budgens of Broadstairs in Kent describes the work he’s done to make his store a safer place.

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    News

    Safety after dark

    2013-09-11T12:22:00Z

    You may be there for your community day and night, but this accesibility can make you vulnerable to those who see an open store as an open target.

  • Veena Odedra
    News

    The lines are open

    2013-07-30T14:57:00Z

    A new Crime Bill may change the way the police enforce the law, but that doesn’t mean retailers should stop communicating with their local force.

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    News

    Don't suffer in silence

    2013-06-18T00:00:00Z

    It may feel like a pointless exercise at times, but failing to report crime will only make it worse.

  • McColl's Grangetown
    News

    Fear factor

    2013-05-07T17:15:00Z

    Intimidated staff too scared to do their jobs was the scene that greeted manager Matthew Pout. Aidan Fortune examines how the store was turned around.

  • Costcutter Layton, Blackpool
    News

    Tough work

    2013-03-26T12:24:00Z

    Tackling crime is a tough job for any retailer, especially when your store is in a challenging area. Aidan Fortune meets a manager who has reaped the rewards of standing her ground.

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    News

    Derbyshire retailer stabbed in attempted robbery

    2013-03-20T10:22:00Z

    A retailer is recovering in hospital after being stabbed in an attempted robbery at his store.

  • Alcohol theft
    News

    Business partnership sees results in fight against crime

    2013-03-15T09:22:00Z

    A South East business crime reduction partnership has reported remarkable results in fighting crime and recovering stolen stock.

  • Staff_theft
    News

    Increase in incidents of staff theft reported in stores

    2013-02-14T13:06:00Z

    Retailers have been warned to be vigilant against staff theft following a rise in the number of reported incidents over the past 12 months.

  • Scott Jell
    News

    A brave new world

    2013-02-13T12:55:00Z

    With police cuts in full swing, businesses are facing up to the reality of trading with reduced support. Aidan Fortune meets a retailer who had to find ways to tackle a rising tide of shoplifting.

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    News

    Cost of retail crime soars by 15.6% in 2012, says BRC

    2013-01-21T12:50:00Z

    The cost of retail crime in the UK has increased by 15.6% over the past 12 months.

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    News

    Stronger together

    2013-01-04T12:45:00Z

    A collaborative approach to fighting retail crime is getting results in towns and cities across the UK. Aidan Fortune looks at such schemes and why it is more important than ever that retailers work together

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    News

    Man charged over retailer murder

    2012-11-12T10:08:00Z

    A man has been charged with the murder of Paisley retailer Javaid Ali.

  • staff theft
    News

    Inside job

    2012-11-06T12:21:00Z

    Staff theft continues to be a worry for retailers, but there are ways to protect yourself from pilfering employees.

  • Police and crime commissioners
    News

    Have your say

    2012-09-25T00:00:00Z

    The face of local policing is about to change with the upcoming elections of Police & Crime Commissioners…

  • Croydon
    News

    The Riots: One year on

    2012-08-14T00:00:00Z

    This time last year, UK cities were a warzone with many independent retailers suffering massive damage, loss of business and financial ruin. Aidan Fortune looks at how retailers have tried to move on

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    Features

    Sense and sensibility

    2012-07-03T15:52:00Z

    Taking a common sense approach to low-level crime can help reduce incidents and build better links with the community.

  • Courts
    News

    Hard line on crime

    2012-02-28T00:00:00Z

    The call for harsher sentencing for crimes against retailers grows louder.

  • Retailers
    News

    Fighting the good fight

    2012-01-31T00:00:00Z

    Aidan Fortune meets a retailer who is persistent in his fight…