Theft in supermarkets is a fact of life. The Loss Prevention team we have at Festival Foods is one of the best!
Our Loss Prevention team deals not only with external theft but also internal theft and they handle these sticky situations with professionalism every day. Having to put themselves in harm’s way comes with the job, but thankfully we have not had any serious incidents with a “bad guy” trying to get away with unpaid product.
As we take theft seriously here at Festival Foods, we try to give our Loss Prevention team as many tools as possible for them to do their job. One of those tools is our store camera system. Our system is state of the art and has been used to help local law enforcement apprehend shoplifters. In addition to these tools, our team uses common sense to help alleviate shoplifting temptations. Keeping back doors closed and setting up high ticket merchandising displays where they can be monitored by associates or cameras are just a few examples. The less temptations, the more honest we can keep our customers and associates.
Keeping the stores safe and keeping prices low by controlling loss are great reasons to be proud of our Loss Prevention team!