Shop thefts rise as economic downturn bites
Rebecca SmithersShoplifting, employee and supplier fraud, organised retail crime and administrative errors cost the UK high street more than £3.4bn last year and lost retailers 1.2% of their sales, according to a new report.
Retailers and supermarkets reported a surge in the theft of high value fresh food – including meat, cheese and fresh coffee – as a result of the economic downturn, according to the 2012-13 Global Retail Theft Barometer.
The report, by Euromonitor International, a consumer market research company, and financed by global security company Checkpoint Systems, said the losses amounted to an average of £124.60 per household.
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" Shop thefts rise as economic downturn bites", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), décembre 2013. Consulté le 04/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/shop-thefts-rise-as-economic-downturn-bites