1.78% OF TOTAL SALES LOST TO SHRINK IN YEAR: SURVEY

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Supermarket retailers surrendered an average 1.78% of their total sales to shoplifters, dishonest employees and other sources of shrink last year, according to a new survey released today.In the 1996 Retail Theft Security Survey, which examined 1995 data from 289 companies in 26 classes of trade, supermarkets represented the single largest group of respondents -- 33 companies.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Supermarket retailers surrendered an average 1.78% of their total sales to shoplifters, dishonest employees and other sources of shrink last year, according to a new survey released today.

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