Retail shrinkage costs UK stores over £3 billion

At the end of last year, we noticed an article in Retail Knowledge with the headline that really is quite depressing. The figures referred to in the article relate to 2014 as it takes considerable time for all the relevant data to be accumulated and analysed. The figure for retail shrinkage in the period of [...]

Three benefits of using ‘test purchasing’

Test purchasing is the process where an individual from a security background – usually going undercover – assesses a business from the perspective of a customer. It is a service offered by specialist security solutions to help a business detect weaknesses and implement new strategies to improve. A common form of test purchasing is a [...]

The problem with wealthy shoplifters

There is a widely held and popular view that shoplifters are skilled criminals, taking high value items to sell on, often to feed a drug or alcohol habit. While that is true of many, there are also wealthy people who shoplift when they are well able to afford to pay for the goods that they [...]