TAG TRAPPINGS

Grocery's lag in rolling out electronic article surveillance (EAS) should not be construed as apathy.Although EAS is touted in the industry as a movement to deter shrink in frequently targeted categories within the food channel, analysts have noted that penetration of security tags into the marketplace has reached only 20%. This is in comparison to other classes of trade, some having embraced EAS

Grocery's lag in rolling out electronic article surveillance (EAS) should not be construed as apathy.

Although EAS is touted in the industry as a movement to deter shrink in frequently targeted categories within the food channel, analysts have noted that penetration of security tags into the marketplace has reached only 20%. This is in comparison to other classes of trade, some having embraced EAS up to 70% penetration. Less than half of supermarket operators use EAS technology, accor

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