Shoplifting pushes retailers to technology solutions

Retailers report the highest losses from theft in 6 years at $36 billion

"This type of crime not only hurts retailers, it also puts consumers at risk when they purchase items such as diabetic test strips that can become unsafe if they have not been stored properly," said Casey Chroust, executive vice president, retail operations for RILA. "The combination of tougher laws and more sophisticated anti-theft technologies should help to protect both retailers and the public."