SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The overall level of shrink in supermarkets as a percentage of sales was 2.32% last year, up from 2.26% in 2000 and 2001, according to the 2003 National Supermarket Shrink Survey released by the National Supermarket Research Group based here. (20%), back-door receiving (11%), damage (5%), retail pricing (4%) and accounting errors (3%). Perishables departments represented 56% of shrink, and shrink for those departments decreased by 5% from the 2000/2001 survey. Shrink ...

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