Basic Tip: During the holidays, shopping centers will have increased foot traffic and thus an increased exposure to crime. Ensure that your stores and teams are prepared to face the physical security challenges such as: Emergency contacts are updated and accurate, emergency evacuation plans are reviewed, associates are not leaving stores/walking to vehicles alone (“Buddy System”), and/or emergency closing/opening procedures are reviewed.
Advanced Tip: Mall/center security can be utilized, when requested, to do walk through of stores and/or escorts of associates to/from vehicles. This can be beneficial in the event of an incident occurring at the store with a problem persons/customer.
This alert goes out to you weekly with links to information we receive from John Bodnovich, Executive Director of the American Beverage Licensees Association. Due to holidays and end-of-month/year reports, there are more items than usual.
Please click on the links below to access each of the updates:
In addition, because the issue does not appear to be going away and licensees may be faced with it in your state legislatures this year, ABL is sharing a recent NABCA paper on powdered alcohol. It provides a concise overview of the history of the product…and also mentions possible alternative products, e.g., alcohol pills.