Shoplifting is a key threat to all businesses. This is a brief guide to the potential issues and how to handle them.

You should always maintain a tidy store and ensure all areas can be seen from the counter. Train your staff to be aware of all the potential problems and the importance of being seen by the customers. If you suspect a thief, ask if you can be of assistance, as this alone can act as a deterrent. Keep a watchful eye on products stored outside the store and do not store high value products near entrances and exists. Large groups of youths should be discouraged from congregating around the store.

To assist in taking the relevant precautions instigate some of the following rules:

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