Talkin’ Turkey

The holidays are upon us which means fun, food, and shopping. A big item to buy at the supermarket is turkeys and a growing trend involves not buying them at all.

Sweethearting” is when a cashier sneaks a turkey through the checkout for a shopper without actually scanning the item.

StopLift is a company implementing new technology to stop this illegal activity.

Tara Jankway chatted with founder Malay Kundu about StopLift’s strategy to save the turkeys.

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From evolution to revolution with physical and cyber security solutions

One vendor has refined video analytics for retail outlets to the point where it can flag up specific behaviour around scan avoidance, at manned and self-checkout areas, with a high degree of accuracy. Interestingly, Malay Kundu, from StopLift Checkout Vision Systems – the leading player in this field – cut his teeth in facial recognition systems in airports and says that StopLift itself actually grew out of a Harvard Business School research study ‘Project StopLift’ on ‘Retail Loss Prevention’.

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Technology helps prevent grocery theft during holiday season

Many people will be picking up their Thanksgiving turkeys this weekend, but not everyone will be paying for them.

Grocery stores are about to see a big spike in turkey thefts. Stolen birds put a huge dent in the stores’ bottom lines. Grocers need to sell 50 turkeys to offset the cost of one theft, which is why many grocers are now investing in a new, high tech set of eyes.

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