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How are EAS (Electronic Article Surveillance) Systems Defeated

Introduction Shoplifting is a major cause for shrinkage in the retail industry. It is estimated that there are more than 27 million shoplifters in the US. Theft causes a shrinkage of more than $50 billion to the US retail industry and of this shoplifting accounts for 36.5% of the losses. Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) systems have been put in place by most retailers to reduce the shrink caused by shoplifting to the retail industry. However, the shoplifters have also become smarter with time and have worked out ways to defeat the EAS......

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In grocery retail, all eyes are on the prize of capturing the online grocery shopper. With everyone working overtime to get the last-mile delivery logistics working, they are overlooking the bigger opportunity right in their store aisles–make the in-store grocery shopping experience better. Most Americans still like to shop in-store for groceries Of course, Amazon is way out in front with an estimated share of the online grocery market with full integration. Most recently Amazon introduced free two-hour grocery delivery from Whole Foods for its Prime members in some trial markets and......

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Catching Shoplifters in 2018

Catching Shoplifters Shoplifting is a popular term that is used to denote undetected theft of products or goods from open retail businesses. It is otherwise known as five-finger discount or ‘boosting’ and usually involves an individual that conceals an item in a store on his or her person, underclothes, in a bag, in pockets or a baby stroller. Then the individual exits the store without paying for the item. Due to the increasing awareness about shoplifting and its attendant punishments when caught, shoplifters have become wiser and learned how to protect themselves......

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