Since the beginning of commerce, the one thing that has probably proven the most effective in countering theft is fear. "If it looks like there's a fairly good chance that they are going to get caught, most people won't steal," said the loss prevention director of a large regional supermarket chain (who, along with some other retail executives, requested anonymity due to the sensitive subject of this article). Sadly, store theft continues to hound the supermarket industry. According to ...

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