Gallery: Loss prevention tactics

Retail theft costs retailers billions of dollars each year. The target: high-value items like over-the-counter medicine, baby formula, electronics, razor blades, beauty products and batteries.

Some retailers address the problem by removing targeted items from the shelves and placing them in locked displays. Other chains opt to keep products on the shelf, but use special merchandising displays that deter a shelf “sweep.”

The captions highlight some of the tactics retailers are using to prevent theft.

Photos and captions by Carol Angrisani

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