The many faces of shrink

February 1997
Progressive Grocer;Feb97, Vol. 76 Issue 2, p82
Trade Publication
Reports that supermarkets lose profits yearly as a result of shoplifting, employee theft and low employee productivity, but effective loss-prevention systems can solve these problems. Comments from Larry Miller, president of Trax Software; Percentage of cashiers who are actually actively involved in theft; Information on loss-prevention systems.


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