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Jewelers may be ‘greatly underestimating’ this risk.

About one in three of jewelers believe armed robbers pose the biggest security risk to their business’s financial health, according to the results of INSTORE’s 2017 Big Survey.

That is much higher than the one in 10 who perceive burglars to be the No. 1 threat.

To be sure, an armed robbery is a frightening prospect. But John Kennedy, president of the Jewelers’ Security Alliance, expressed concern that some jewelers may be “greatly underestimating” the danger of burglary, noting that in the first six months of 2017, it was the biggest source of financial loss for American jewelers both in number of events (103) and dollar losses ($8.9 million).

“With respect to burglary, jewelers can’t rely on TL-15 or TL-30 safes; they need line security for their alarms, and must respond with police to every alarm condition,” Kennedy said.

Shoplifters

2017
 

15%

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2013
 

18%

 

Smash and grab thieves

2017
 

20%

 
2013
 

17%

 

Armed robbers

2017
 

32%

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2013
 

25%

 

Burglars

2017
 

12%

 
2013
 

9%

 

Internet scammers

2017
 

10%

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2013
 

6%

 

Staff

2017
 

8%

 
2013
 

19%

 

Home invasion/kidnap gangs

2017
 

2%

 
2013
 

6%

 

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Jaki Cowan, the owner of Sollberger’s in Ridgeland, MS, decided the time was right to close up shop. The experience, she says, was like going into the great unknown. There were so many questions about the way to handle the store’s going-out-of-business sale. Luckily for Cowan, Wilkerson made the transition easier and managed everything, from marketing to markdowns.

“They think of everything that you don’t have the time to think of,” she says of the Wilkerson team that was assigned to manage the sale. And it was a total success, with financial goals met by Christmas with another sale month left to go.

Wilkerson even had a plan to manage things while Covid-19 restrictions were still in place. This included limiting the number of shoppers, masking and taking temperatures upon entrance. “We did everything we could to make the staff and public feel as safe as possible.”

Does she recommend Wilkerson to other retailers thinking of retiring, liquidating or selling excess merchandise? Absolutely. “If you are considering going out of business, it’s obviously an emotional journey. But truly rest assured that you’re in good hands with Wilkerson.”

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The Underappreciated Security Threat to Your Financial Health

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Published

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Jewelers may be ‘greatly underestimating’ this risk.

About one in three of jewelers believe armed robbers pose the biggest security risk to their business’s financial health, according to the results of INSTORE’s 2017 Big Survey.

That is much higher than the one in 10 who perceive burglars to be the No. 1 threat.

To be sure, an armed robbery is a frightening prospect. But John Kennedy, president of the Jewelers’ Security Alliance, expressed concern that some jewelers may be “greatly underestimating” the danger of burglary, noting that in the first six months of 2017, it was the biggest source of financial loss for American jewelers both in number of events (103) and dollar losses ($8.9 million).

“With respect to burglary, jewelers can’t rely on TL-15 or TL-30 safes; they need line security for their alarms, and must respond with police to every alarm condition,” Kennedy said.

Shoplifters

Advertisement
2017
 

15%

 
2013
 

18%

 

Smash and grab thieves

2017
 

20%

 
2013
 

17%

 

Armed robbers

Advertisement
2017
 

32%

 
2013
 

25%

 

Burglars

2017
 

12%

 
2013
 

9%

 

Internet scammers

Advertisement
2017
 

10%

 
2013
 

6%

 

Staff

2017
 

8%

 
2013
 

19%

 

Home invasion/kidnap gangs

2017
 

2%

 
2013
 

6%

 

Advertisement

SPONSORED VIDEO

Wilkerson Testimonials | Sollberger’s

Going Out of Business Is an Emotional Journey. Wilkerson Is There to Make It Easier.

Jaki Cowan, the owner of Sollberger’s in Ridgeland, MS, decided the time was right to close up shop. The experience, she says, was like going into the great unknown. There were so many questions about the way to handle the store’s going-out-of-business sale. Luckily for Cowan, Wilkerson made the transition easier and managed everything, from marketing to markdowns.

“They think of everything that you don’t have the time to think of,” she says of the Wilkerson team that was assigned to manage the sale. And it was a total success, with financial goals met by Christmas with another sale month left to go.

Wilkerson even had a plan to manage things while Covid-19 restrictions were still in place. This included limiting the number of shoppers, masking and taking temperatures upon entrance. “We did everything we could to make the staff and public feel as safe as possible.”

Does she recommend Wilkerson to other retailers thinking of retiring, liquidating or selling excess merchandise? Absolutely. “If you are considering going out of business, it’s obviously an emotional journey. But truly rest assured that you’re in good hands with Wilkerson.”

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