50 ITEMS THAT SHOULD BE PROTECTED WITH CHECKPOINT LABELS – PT2
We started our last segment with 5 common grocery items that should be protected with Checkpoint Labels in order to deter shoplifting. I’m going to continue on that theme with several more commonly stolen grocery items that retailers often overlook with developing their product protection strategies.
Yes, the almighty bacon. You may not think twice, but the higher quality packs can sell upwards of $10-$15 and higher. That’s a lot of scratch for a bit of fat. A strategically placed Checkpoint Label will deter any would-be thief from attempting to steal your bacon.
7. Prepared Foods
Most grocers have a prepared food section. Small plate lunches, packaged sides such as red beans and rice, or Mac and Cheese are staples of this area. Most are prepared in house and displayed in plastic containers. These are great money making items and can really increase margins in your store, as they appeal to hungry customers who pass by and smell the deliciousness. If you’re not using EAS labels here, you are opening yourself up to a ton of loss. These items are incredibly easy to swipe.
8. Pet Food
Let’s not forget about our four legged friends. They have to eat too! While I’ve never run across a shoplifting basset hound, or a true cat burglar, I can guarantee some dishonest owners are swiping your pet food, especially the more expensive, organic varieties. The most common form of theft I’ve seen here is the old bottom of the basket trick. This can easily be detected and stopped by using Checkpoint Labels on your stock. This will sound the alarm at the doors and keep the kibble in your pockets.
9. Alcohol Gift Sets
I’m in a rather unique area of the world. Here in southern Louisiana, I can walk into any grocery store, big box retailer or corner pharmacy and purchase hard liquor. Yep, that’s right, there are no such things as liquor stores around here. It is still strange to me when I travel out of state and can’t go down to the pharmacy and buy a bottle of spirits. You’ve all probably seen those gift sets that are most prevalent during the holidays. Choice alcohol that comes packaged in a box, usually with a few shot glasses. It’s impossible to secure these with bottle locks, or similar items, but a Checkpoint label works wonders. The EAS Label can be easily applied to both the inside of the box, as well as directly on the bottle, to discourage any type of theft.
10. High End Chocolate
Ever walk into one of those speciality chocolate stores in the mall, and wonder who in their right mind is paying $35 for a bar of candy? Me too… I’m also positive that those stores see a ton of shoplifting as a result of those values. EAS Labels make for an outstanding deterrent to theft here. A thief isn’t going to risk removing the chocolate from its protective packaging, decreasing the likelihood of a theft.
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