Flying Off the Shelves: Products Shoplifters Love to Steal
An estimated $13 billion worth of goods are stolen off U.S. store shelves every year, according to the National Association for Shoplifting Prevention.
Retailers call it “shrinkage.” The term refers to the amount of inventory lost to clerical errors, damage, and shoplifting, according to yahoo.
The National Association for Shoplifting Prevention estimates shoplifters are only caught every 48 times they shoplift. An average shoplifter has already stolen up to $1,800 worth of goods by then.
The most common shoplifted items include cosmetics, pregnancy tests, baby formula, men’s razors, jewelry, underwear, condoms, and iPhone accessories.