N.A.O.R.C.A started in 2010 as a LinkedIn Group to collaborate, educate, provide training and promote awareness of the worldwide epidemic of organized retail crimes.
NAORCA has grown to over 3000 members worldwide on our LinkedIn site. This group was spun into an official business. On September 18th, 2012 The National Anti-Organized Retail Crime Association was incorporated in Massachusetts.
We are now working with clients globally. We are passionate and dedicated to organized retail crime prevention and strongly believe we can make a global impact through consulting, networking, collaboration, education, training and promoting awareness.
In 2012, our Founder/Executive Director, was asked by Matt Pillar, Editor-in-Chief of Integrated Solution For Retailers , about Organized Retail Crime, and Christopher McGourty noted:
“We know that to successfully combat these types of crimes, the retail industry needs new tools and skills that are different from those we’ve used to defeat traditional sources of internal and external shrink;” McGourty explains., “These are often complex financial crimes. They, involve fraud and counterfeiting, and they are much more forensics-intensive than typical shoplifting cases. As such, they require specific skills, and increased collaboration among private enterprises and law enforcement groups and we hope other businesses and individuals will support our efforts.”
The National Anti-Organized Retail Crime Association is a growing association and dedicated to combat the global epidemic of organized retail crime. Industry experts estimate the cost of organized retail crime to just the United States is about $30-$40 billion a year and climbing. The financial costs means higher prices for consumers and less taxes for state and local governments. Many safety and health issues arise to consumers, as well because of how product is stored after being stolen. Counterfeit products come with a huge warning and can result in serious illness and even death.