Retailers Seek Solutions for Growing Organized Thefts

LAS VEGAS—Organized retail crime has mushroomed into a $15 billion per year problem for the grocery and drugstore industries, according to presentations given here last week during the “Organized Retail Crime — Issues and Opportunities” session at the 2008 Food Marketing Institute Show.

LAS VEGAS — Organized retail crime has mushroomed into a $15 billion per year problem for the grocery and drugstore industries, according to presentations given here last week during the “Organized Retail Crime — Issues and Opportunities” session at the 2008 Food Marketing Institute Show. Presenters John Griffin, mid-Atlantic investigations team leader for Target, and Bob James, corporate investigator and ORC coordinator for Safeway, encouraged retailers to use a combination of tactics, rangi

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