PRICE CHOPPER, SHAW'S ARRESTING CART LOSSES

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (FNS) -- In an effort to combat shopping-cart theft, Price Chopper Supermarkets here has implemented a loss-prevention system that consists of an electronic device that locks the cart wheels beyond a designated area.Shopping-cart theft costs Price Chopper about $300,000 annually, according to Joanne Gage, spokeswoman for the 94-store retailer. To prevent this loss, the retailer outfitted

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (FNS) -- In an effort to combat shopping-cart theft, Price Chopper Supermarkets here has implemented a loss-prevention system that consists of an electronic device that locks the cart wheels beyond a designated area.

Shopping-cart theft costs Price Chopper about $300,000 annually, according to Joanne Gage, spokeswoman for the 94-store retailer. To prevent this loss, the retailer outfitted approximately 500 carts with the device in a 67,000-square-foot store here in O

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