In recent years, criminal groups have selected the retail industry as a relatively low-risk/high-profit target in what has become known as organized retail crime, or ORC. Using teams of shoplifters, ORC groups pilfer high-value products like baby formula, razor blades and dietary supplements, often reselling them easily online. The problem has been growing: Total retail losses attributed to ORC range between $15 billion and $30 billion — more than auto theft, robberies, burglaries, larcenies ...

REGISTER TO VIEW THIS ARTICLE - Register for a Free Account

WhyRegisterfor FREE?

Registering for content on Supermarket News will give youINSTANTaccess to invaluable articles and media content that industry professionals rely on. You will have access to our special reports, feature articles, and industry analysis. It’sFREE, easy and quick. What are you waiting for!In addition you will also receive a complimentary copy of SN's salary survey sent to you by email.

Click here to read the FAQ page if you have any questions (opens in a new window)

Attention Paid Print Subscribers: While you have already been grantedfreeaccess to SNwe ask that youregister now.We promise it will only take a few minutes! Or visit your profile and add your print magazine account number and zip code.

Already registered? here.