Shoplifters are targeting less obvious merchandise. As they are more aware of anti shoplifting deterrents, shoplifters are looking to make an easier score are targeting items that are not common high theft items. The theory is that retailers are concentrating their resources on high end/ high priced, designer, and well-known brands. If shoplifters look for products they can still sell or pawn but are not a typical high theft item, they can commit their crimes with a lower risk.
One example is a theft ring that was just caught in Arizona. The thieves were targeting more expensive building block toys. These thieves knew better than to steal hundred dollar fragrances or designer jeans (for example) they went after the toys. In stores that cater to mostly moms and kids, the stop shoplifting devices that were in place are much easier to defeat, and these criminals knew it.
After several thousands of dollars in product had been lost, the toy stores partnered with the local crime ring task force who ultimately put an end to the losses. Being prepared with an anti shoplifting strategy means going beyond using retail anti theft devices to stop shoplifting. It means being aware of your inventory on all levels- both high and low risk merchandise.
Visit the Loss Prevention Store to purchase Anti-Shoplifting devices and your Electronic Article Surveillance or EAS system from Checkpoint Systems to stop shoplifting in your store.
For more information on Anti-Shoplifting, Checkpoint Labels, a Checkpoint Security System, Checkpoint Security Tags, Checkpoint Systems, or Checkpoint Tags and how they can work with your Electronic Article Surveillance or EAS system contact us at Retail theft prevention to Stop Shoplifting in your store or call 1.770.426.0547