The Organized Retail Crime effort at Kroger --
Great Job Kroger!
by Dennis Dansak, Corporate Manager, ORC
Yesterday, the Cincinnati Enquirer and the USA Today ran an article
about Kroger's fight against Organized Retail Crime and the efforts
of Dennis Dansak and the entire Kroger LP team. Entitled "Retailers
Reining in Sophisticated Theft Rings," it details one recent case in
Seattle where 32 suspects were apprehended for stealing $4.87
million worth of merchandise from six retailers over 16 months and
shipped vehicles full of stolen goods overseas to be sold in
The article is a great story about and testament to how Kroger,
Dennis Dansak, and his team have developed the ORC efforts and the
success they've had since beginning their fight in 2007. Under
Karl Langhorst's, Director of Loss Prevention for Kroger, vision the
ORC team has evolved as one of the industry's strongest teams.
They've established a "best in class" model that has added value to
the industry, and to this ever-increasing national effort.
The article also recognizes eBay and and their efforts with the
PROACT program that has grown from 44 retailers to more than 285 as
of January 2011.
With the ongoing national press coverage this issue is now getting,
the new legislation currently in Congress that provides for a new
federal organized retail crime unit will hopefully become reality.
Every Loss Prevention executive in the industry and every retailer
should write their respective US Congressperson and US Senator and
urge the government to take action and support this new bill.
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