Shrink at the front end is getting bigger, and that is getting the attention of retailers. As supermarket executives grapple with squeezing all possible excess out of their operations, attention is turned to trapping inefficiencies at the unit level. The leading cause for losses at individual stores comes in the form of shrink -- theft, receiving and pricing errors and shoplifting -- say operators. With the aid of technology, retailers have been better able to pinpoint specific targets to ...

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