Phase 1 Studies
and Package Wrap Report
reported last week in
the D&D Daily regarding the U.S.S. BoxGuard
were the results of a small phase 1 pilot involving 11 store level
a Gainesville department store. This was a preliminary test, and the initial
results are far from conclusive evidence. These small sample tests can
directional insight, and are designed to provide the basis and adjustments
larger sample sized research. The LPRC, like all research organizations,
frequently conducts initial small tests in order to shape future research.
The LPRC does not consider phase 1 testing extensive enough to draw any firm
conclusions regarding the application and removal times of the Boxguards vs
other package wrap. We at the LPRC regret this study was distributed to the
public without our knowledge, and before we had the opportunity to discuss
scope and implications of the pilot with all involved parties.
The LPRC has conducted over 100 objective research studies over the past 14
years. The LPRC only publicly releases larger scale phase 2 and 3 studies,
only after all participants have reviewed and discussed the project's
results and possible implications for further study. We at the LPRC look
to releasing further studies conducted for and with our over 40 retailer
and their solution partners.
Dr. Read Hayes