Friday, May 01, 2009

Spring Shoplifting Is In Full Swing...

As retailers fight to survive the economic tribulations of the day, shoplifters are piling on. Shoplifting occurrences have exploded this year according to various industry watch groups. Technology can't solve all shrinkage problems but it can help retailers fight the unnecessary loss incurred due to shoplifting. Electronic Article Surveillance systems have made huge strides in their effectiveness over the past decade. Retail security has advanced well beyond the days of simply tagging merchandise with ink tags. Today's tags can defeat almost any shoplifting countermeasures. No tag is flawless and all technologies have their foil. The fact is shoplifting can be thwarted for the most part. It is a matter of what the retailer does and does not take seriously.