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How to Protect Against Rising Organized Retail Crime

November 18, 2022


Organized retail crime (ORC) is a growing concern for retailers of all sizes. Groups of professional thieves are systematically targeting retail establishments to steal easily resold merchandise such as pharmaceuticals, groceries, diapers and beauty supplies. The value of each hit is intentionally kept small enough to avoid attracting attention from law enforcement, but add it all up and the cost to the industry is enormous.

According to the most recent National Retail Security Survey, shrink is now a $100 billion problem. The annual survey of retail loss prevention experts found that almost nine out of 10 participating retailers reported an increase in overall risk for their company, with fraud increasing both in-store and online.

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