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Retail Shrink and ORC: Retailers Ramp Up Rollout of Anti-Theft Technologies; Shoplifting Offenses in England and Wales Reach Two-Decade High

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Continuing our regular series on retail shrink and organized retail crime (ORC), we focus this month on developments from Australia, New Zealand, the UK and the US. We discuss recent legislative changes, retailer announcements and news about loss-prevention technologies. We also discuss police-recorded shoplifting offenses in England and Wales and survey data on the extent of retail crime in Australia.

Read this report to learn more about these findings, as well as the continued scaling back of self-checkout by US retailers.

Data in this research report include:

  • Police-recorded shoplifting offenses in England and Wales and year-over-year change, January–December 2023

Companies mentioned in this report include: Albertsons, BJ’s Wholesale, JD Sports, Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize N.V., Sensormatic Solutions, Sprouts Farmers Market, Target, Tesco, Walmart, Woolworths

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