BALTIMORE -- Mars Super Markets here tested the power of perception in loss prevention tactics during a two-store pilot that led to a rollout of electronic article surveillance technology this week. The chain's 15 stores are to have installed EAS systems that resulted in 65% shrink reduction at two test sites, one which was located in a high pilferage area and one in a low pilferage area, said Dennis McCoy, chief executive officer. "I insisted my people do some reasonably scientific ...

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