ORLANDO, Fla. — Close cooperation between retailers and law enforcement helped accelerate the arrest of 18 people involved in an organized theft ring in Florida, a Publix executive said last week at the National Retail Federation's Loss Prevention Conference and Expo here.
“This investigation took seven months, when it should have taken two years,” John Hawthorne, senior loss prevention manager-distribution for Publix Super Markets, Lakeland, Fla., told SN.
Publix first became aware of the ...
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