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Loss Prevention

Bar inventory loss prevention advice for Bars and Nightclubs. Articles and strategies from industry experts on understanding, evaluating, and managing loss prevention in your establishment.


Employee Theft Article
Be Assured: Your Employees are Stealing From You    June 17, 2013

It’s estimated that 95% of all businesses experience theft at one point in time. If you’re a small or independent business the loss can be overwhelming and contribute significantly to failure.More>>

Bartender theft Article
Spotting the Fingerprints of Theft   May 8, 2012

Do you have a problem with theft behind the bar? Many in the bar business do. But if you’re waiting for a rise in your pour cost to alert you to a potential problem, you may be out of luck.More>>

Robert Plotkin
Short Pouring: Caught in the Act   February 28, 2012

I must be a lightning rod for malfeasance because all too frequently I spot bartenders ripping off the house. Sometimes I catch a glimpse of them out of the corner of my eye; other times they do it right in front of me. It’s enough to make me want to stay home.More>>

jigger Article
Guarding Margins With Portion Control   January 3, 2012

For many operators, eliminating shrinkage could mean the difference between succeeding financially and not. From an operational perspective, protecting profit margins begins at the point of pour. Read on to find out how you can help preserve your bottom line!More>>

Bartender Article
Drink Consistency Leads to Steady Profits   November 8, 2011

Product consistency is crucial to profitability behind the bar. The drinks you serve should taste the same no matter who’s behind the bar. Otherwise, your staff may be serving a product that is different in taste, cost and presentation, and the result is financial chaos.More>>

Dollar Bill Article
Forensic Accounting Exposes Internal Theft   October 25, 2011

Few in business want to admit their employees are ripping them off. But they are. The international auditing firm Bevinco has determined that bars and restaurants lose a staggering 23% of their inventory to theft in one form or another.More>>

Thief Article
Thwarting Bartender Theft   October 6, 2011

Employee theft can reduce cash flow to a trickle. How extensive is the problem? Theft costs bars on average 24 to 26% of gross sales, according to Bevinco. More>>

Dollar Bill Article
Bartender Theft: The Serious Business of Sleight of Hand   May 4, 2011

Preventing theft is far from easy. Familiarity with how bartenders steal and knowing what to look for constitute management’s first line of defense.More>>

Static
Keg Meter   March 3, 2011

The Keg Meter is a brand new battery-operated flowmeter that will track how many ounces of draft beer have been poured every shift. More>>

Martini Article
Is your Pour Cost Too High?    March 1, 2011

Pour cost is the standard measure of profitability behind the bar. Even staff who aren’t sure what it is, know their managers always think pour cost is too darn high. But is it really? More>>



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