America’s biggest companies say retail crime is an epidemic, but just how big of a problem is it?

America’s biggest retailers say organized retail crime has grown into a multibillion-dollar problem, but the effectiveness of their strategies to solve it and the validity of the data overall have come into question.  Over the last several years, companies such as Home Depot, Lowe’s, Walmart, Best Buy, Walgreens and CVS have been sounding the alarm … Read more

Walgreens may have overstated theft concerns, CFO says

Anti-theft locked beauty products with customer service button at Walgreens pharmacy, Queens, New York. Lindsey Nicholson | Universal Images Group | Getty Images A top Walgreens executive on Thursday acknowledged the company may have overblown concerns about thefts in their stores after shrinkage stabilized over the last year.  During an earnings call, the company’s chief … Read more