SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Overall shrink loss reported in a major industry survey rose 19% in 2005-2006 to 2.76% of sales, largely as a result of a greater emphasis on perishable sales and the stricter accounting procedures required by Sarbanes-Oxley regulations. The 2006 Retail Shrink Survey, conducted by the National Retail Research Group here (, is being released this month. It is based on data provided during the first four months of 2006 by 108 supermarket companies ...

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