In Washington State, where liquor sales were privatized within the last few years, the moment everyone was open for business organized crime struck big and struck hard. Many of the stores had not thought through the implications of needing and not having bottle locks, much less any other kind of bottle security. As a result, some early reports came from businesses loosing upwards of a thousand dollars a day in theft.
By the time the stores figured out what was going on and the losses that they had incurred, hundreds of thousands of dollars in inventory and potential sales had been lost.
Implementing bottle security like the Alpha Security EASy bottle for their bottle locks quickly moved into position as the number one priority for these businesses.
Since then, the inventory losses have slowed down. It has been primarily attributed to the implementation of bottle locks and overall liquor bottle theft awareness.
It is unfortunate that so many stores entered into a situation where all they saw was the money to be made in liquor and alcohol sales. They went into the situation completely unprepared for the reality of the risks that come along with having such a highly resold and desired product. Had many of these businesses looked before they decided to leap, many of the financial losses could have easily been avoided altogether.
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