Shoplifting of grocery staple sees 100 per cent increase
Shoplifting is on the rise with reports of a 100 per cent increase in the theft of meat between 2022 and 2023.
Chief industry affairs officer at the Australian Retail Association, Fleur Brown, says meat theft is on the rise.
“Some of the recent data shows that 60 per cent of in-store thefts are now being conducted by one cohort of coordinated theft professionals,” she told Tom Elliott.
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Operator of Morgans IGA, Neale Morgan, says theft has gotten worse since COVID.
“Theft is costing us … around one per cent … It’s not just meat and it’s been going on for years,” he said.
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