At the same time, Moose oversaw the expansion of both the NSRG's permanent research staff and its contracted research.
The NSRG's research program was inspired by the ideals of community development and improvement of social and economic conditions, but it was also hypothesis-driven and focused on the immediate needs of northern people and government administration.
The NSRG constituted a fundamental modernization of the relation between research and public policy in the Canadian North, replacing the previous system in which policies were recommended by a group of "old northern hands" who thought they knew from their own practical experience what would be good for the North.
Nearly 45% of the retailers responding to NSRG's latest survey on shrink say they are working to reduce their inventory losses to less than 2% of sales.
"Effective shrink prevention depends on a combination of factors," the NSRG report says.