Southern Imperial Introduces New Product to Deter Retail Theft

Stop Lock for Loop Hooks prevents product "sweep;" protects inventory

Rockford, IL, August 19, 2014 --( Southern Imperial, Inc., one of the leading manufacturers of fixture and display solutions for the retail industry, introduced the new Stop Lock for Loop Hooks. The product is designed to prevent product ‘sweep,’ the process by which a thief sweeps an entire row of product. The lock requires staff assistance to access product, thereby protecting inventory. The Stop Lock fits on the end of a loop hook, and its red design provides immediate visual cues throughout the display line that the inventory is locked, making the prospect of shoplifting less attractive to would-be thieves.

The Stop Lock’s design also makes it easy to recognize if the lock is open or closed, preventing staff from intentionally leaving it open to theft, referred to as “sweethearting.” According to a recent survey, the National Retail Federation indicates that organized retail crime is on the rise and employee theft accounts for 43.9 percent of product shrink. The Stop Lock is designed to reduce both of these categories significantly.

In addition to its visibility and effectiveness at preventing product sweep, the Stop Lock is easy for retailers and store staff to use. Magnetic detacher keys are used to unlock the Stop Lock. These keys are sold separately.

For more information about the Stop Lock and other loss prevention solutions, contact Southern Imperial at 800.747.4665 or visit

About Southern Imperial
Southern Imperial, Inc. of Rockford, IL is the industry’s leading manufacturer of store fixture hardware and retail display solutions – delivering proven results and influencing point-of-purchase for the nation’s top retailers and their suppliers. For more information about Southern Imperial, visit or call toll free (800) 747-4665.
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Robb Northrup