Are you worried about bottle security set up so your employees know that you are watching out for more than just shoplifters? If not, maybe you should rethink a few things.
I was recently asked to do a consultation for a liquor store. They were showing all of the typical signs of theft. Their profits were starting to decrease as their inventory costs were going up inexplicably. They noticed a change in the customers that were coming in, but the sales never seemed to justify their presence.
At the end of my consultation, we had determined that the store had two employees stealing from them. Both employees were passing bottles to their friends and family, a buy one get five free sort of deal. It was several thousands of dollars worth of inventory gone.
When I talked to the owner, he seemed to be happy because the employees would be prosecuted and then he thought he would get all of his money back, not exactly. I had a conversation with him about what comes next. First they need to be convicted in a court. That could take months. Then they would have to arrange a payment schedule for restitution. It’s not like the employee is just going to write a check for the total amount. Keep in mind, if they serve time, they are not employed and have no way to pay the money back.
We looked more closely at his bottle security and added the EASy Bottle, by Alpha Security, for their bottle locks. Now all of the high dollar liquor that was walking out the door has to have a manager validate the sale and take the bottle locks off.
Visit the Loss Prevention Store to purchase EASy Bottle bottle locks by Alpha Security and your Electronic Article Surveillance or EAS system.
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