Retailers are seeking help from law enforcement and each other to deal with organized retail crime, which is flourishing in the bad economy
Not everything is declining in the food retailing business during this recession. Sales and profits may be down, but organized retail crime (ORC) is up. Wegmans Food Markets, for example, is seeing a 30% increase in ORC incidents this year across its 73 stores in five states, compared with an 18% jump in 2008. “For us, that's pretty significant,” said Maureen Grande, Wegmans' loss prevention regional manager for Buffalo/Syracuse, N.Y. Wegmans is not alone. Nearly three-quarters (73%) of ...
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