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Price hikes fuel increase in supermarket shoplifting

It was almost an inevitable consequence of our current situation. In recent months, there has been a huge increase in shoplifting in supermarkets in Spain. As you can imagine, rising prices and inflation are the main reasons for this phenomenon.

It is vital to bear in mind that food prices have risen to record-breaking levels in 2022. This August thereby saw an increase of 10.5% compared to the prices recorded in the same month of the previous year.

Against this background, there has been an increase in shoplifting in supermarkets, shops and department stores. As such, in the first six months of 2022 over 300,000 thefts were recorded, while in the same period in 2021 the figure stood at 211,787, according to data collected and made public by the Spanish Ministry of the Interior.

Protect yourself from the increase in supermarket shoplifting with Carttec

Unlike other seasons, when thefts focused on high-value items (such as alcohol, razors or electronic items), this year’s dynamics indicate that new thieves have a predilection for low-value, everyday items. In other words, those that are most necessary for day-to-day use and which will not necessarily be sold at a later date.

The consolidated increase in supermarket shoplifting is forcing many companies and superstores to protect themselves in order to limit damage and losses. To achieve this, there is nothing better than to put yourself in the hands of true professionals who offer quality and, above all, effective solutions. Safety in supermarkets is an issue of great concern to us at Carttec. That’s why we are at your disposal to assess your specific case and provide you with an appropriate response.

We have proven security systems. In this way, you’ll have the necessary tools for full peace of mind and business protection. In our opinion, a security investment will always be a wise investment.

We provide you with two technologies that will enable you to combat the increase in shoplifting in supermarkets. We refer to Purchek and Cartcontrol. The first of these blocks the exit of any trolley that has not passed through the checkout. Secondly, it prevents trolleys from being stolen and leaving the facility itself.

If you have any doubts, questions or issues you want to raise, please contact us as soon as possible, and we will be happy to assess your case and offer you personalised solutions. We look forward to seeing you!

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