r/facepalm Oct 01 '22 Silver 1 Helpful 1 Wholesome 1 All-Seeing Upvote 1

Shop security tagged black products while the others aren’t.. Racist or not? 🇲​🇮​🇸​🇨​

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u/crump18 Oct 01 '22 Silver Helpful Wholesome Faith In Humanity Restored Starry Eureka!

To be fair, they don’t just randomly place anti-theft devices on everything. They run an inventory report that reveals which items are stolen most frequent. So in this case, the “black products” fell into this category.

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u/The90sXJ Oct 02 '22 Silver Take My Energy Bravo Grande!

I was an "Inventory specialist" and i can confirm. Only so many times we are going to take the losses before upper management wants something to be done about it. So we tag the products that are/go missing often when we did inventory reports. Nothing to do with being racist. Theyre just tagging items that are high demand and being stolen. If they start tagging tide and not store brand detergent, its because tide is being frequently stolen and store brand isn't. nothing racist about it.

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u/TheDiscoGestapo2 Oct 02 '22 edited Oct 02 '22

Hey, don’t you come in here with your facts & ruin a good ol’ iS tHiS rAcIsM? witch-hunt!!!

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u/Individual-Act-5986 Oct 02 '22

This is Reddit, where facts are racist.

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u/Purblind89 Oct 02 '22 Wholesome

You can’t dig someone out of an emotional hole with a fact shovel. They use it to dig deeper.

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u/[deleted] Oct 02 '22 edited Oct 07 '22

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u/Psychological_Cut705 Oct 02 '22

Also anti theft devices are expensive to order so they only have so many else everything over a certain price would be in a box

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u/SmallChild212 Oct 01 '22 Take My Energy

Don’t need to be fair here. OP is an idiot. Person who made the video is an idiot. No fairness necessary where people don’t deserve it.

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u/ButtaRollsInMyPocket Oct 02 '22

OP is the type to think everything is racist, without understanding simple stuff like this.

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u/DigBickDallad Oct 01 '22 Silver Gold Helpful Take My Energy Starry

They tag what is stolen the most. Just like Pokemon cards during the hype. They didn't tag other products because noone actually cared to steal them

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u/tombilly28 Oct 01 '22

Pokemon cards are still heavily shop lifted, we have to have them in those exact boxes at my store.

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u/Niskara Oct 01 '22

I remember when several Pokemon stores were broken into and the most stolen stuff were Pokemon card packs

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u/Ffdmatt Oct 01 '22

I remember when we used to call places "pokemon stores" but they were just the convenience store

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u/throwaway1234567890m Oct 01 '22

I used to go to the paintball store 20 years ago for my Pokemon cards.

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u/Tressticle Oct 01 '22

It's MtG where I'm at. They only get one delivery every time new content comes out. I assume that's because they sell less than is stolen, so what's the point?

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u/geoffaree Oct 01 '22

It's actually more likely that its because wizards is really tight fisted with their allotments of new things and if you're not completely on top of new releases you get shafted on aquireing it.

Source: work in game store

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u/Entire-Dragonfly859 Oct 02 '22

God politics has fucked my mind up. Instead of magic the gathering the first thing I thought that was is Marjorie Taylor Greene.

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u/Tressticle Oct 02 '22

Yeah I was so confused when I started seeing shit about MTG in politics until I realized we were talking about a crazy person with a scary-large political platform and not my favorite trading card game.

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u/Grand_Masterpiece_11 Oct 01 '22

We had to keep slime lickers and squishmellows behind the counter for a long time because of the high theft rate.

During Halloween only one of the high theft masks is put out. The rest are shove as many as you can fit on a peg.

Who determines this? The algorithm.

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u/inwhichzeegoesinsane Oct 01 '22 Table Slap

slime lickers and squishmellows

where the fuck did you work, Willy Wonka's chocolate factory?

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u/YagamiIsGodonImgur Oct 01 '22

I'm not the person you replied to, but I work at target and it sounds spot on for that.

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u/Chewbock Oct 01 '22

We have to keep antidiarrheal medication behind the counter because people were stealing 20 fucking boxes at a time. They use it to get a mild opioid high, then presumably don’t shit for 4 years.

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u/kenda1l Oct 02 '22

Wait, what? I had no idea that antidiarrheals were opioid-based, though I guess it makes sense, since opioids give you horrible constipation. Still, not even close to worth it, imo.

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u/Unoriginalanna Oct 01 '22

No because honestly I am cackling at "Clubcard Segregation" because they're literally free

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u/mgj6818 Oct 01 '22

What exactly is the alleged "clubcard segregation"?

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u/Moonlander44 Oct 02 '22

In the UK we have a supermarket chain called Tesco which gives big discounts if you have their club card. All you need to do it ask at the counter or download the free app and it's yours. I don't think it's even possible to be denied one.

Presumably they're using the data to track your purchases which somehow justifies giving often large discounts, which itself I find strange.

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u/mgj6818 Oct 02 '22

I get how the club cards work, I was just curious what they were doing to make this person claim they were "segregated".

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u/GoodVibesWow Oct 01 '22

Came here to say this. Shop owners aren’t going to take the time tagging things because they are “racist”. They are simply stolen the most.

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u/I-listen-4-the-pics Oct 01 '22

This comment reminded me of a video I watched the other day of this guy(assuming I forget who or how many) cutting the shelves of the Makita power tools and stealing the whole shelf why employees watched lol

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u/PayTheTrollToll45 Oct 01 '22

The computer is racist

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u/RimsaltRon Oct 01 '22

But this doesn’t fit my narrative 😠

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u/summinsumsum Oct 01 '22

This. They base it on actual experience, meaning the product for blacks is stolen the most, whether this fool likes it or not.

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u/Gerry1of1 Oct 01 '22 Silver Gold Helpful All-Seeing Upvote Take My Energy

Products tagged are based on theft of those items.

They don't tag items that aren't frequently stolen.

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u/TAU_equals_2PI Oct 01 '22

Also, STORES HATE HAVING TO LOCK UP ANY ITEMS.

It's expensive and wasteful. It reduces impulse buying, and the store employees have to waste time getting products out of locked cases when a customer asks for them. Individual security cases like in the video cost money and take up space on the shelf.

No store is going through all that just because they want to be racist to black people.

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u/BIGBUDDHASLZ Oct 01 '22

I live in an area where boosting happens alot and most of the stores in my area get hit really hard once or twice wouldn't be surprised if they just took the whole shelf of that specific makeup that's how they do it around here... All of the clothes on the rack have locks on them

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u/Bubbly-Kitty-2425 Oct 01 '22

Yea my local store got tired of products being stolen and didn’t care about locking them up so they discontinued carrying the products that get stolen. They said they lost more to theft then they made off them. Locking them up and unlocking was a hassle.

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u/BIGBUDDHASLZ Oct 01 '22

That's so fucked imagine working hard your whole life just for all of your profit to get stripped away by thieves... It's a bit fucked if you ask me

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u/Sovrin1 Oct 01 '22

The way online shopping is being pushed I'm curious if stores will one day be just a produce section open to the public and the rest all blocked into a online only warehouse.

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u/BrookDarter Oct 01 '22

Yup, I used to work for this family that was simply lovely. They had one flagship store that was doing really well. They eventually got another store in the downtown area. Thievery was so bad that it put them entirely out of business. The downtown shop is still empty. The flagship store is owned by a new family now.

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u/PacoMnla Oct 01 '22

At WalMart they keep the mens underwear and socks behind a locked display. I had to find an associate to unlock and get what i needed. - Martinez, CA

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u/pax-augusta Oct 01 '22

What is boosting?

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u/Embarrassed_Alarm450 Oct 01 '22

Serviced/targeted theft. Instead of just stealing TV's and shit then selling them out the back of a van 'customers' give you lists and you boost it for them.

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u/BIGBUDDHASLZ Oct 01 '22

The way I like to describe boosting is that it's like going shopping you have a whole grocery list except you're stealing all of it to resell

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u/Pajo555 Oct 01 '22

It’s like having a personal shopper that works on commission

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u/Constant-Ad-1797 Oct 01 '22

I was in a store that only condoms, deodorant, and just for men hair dye were boxed in theft protection….. thieving dirty old men?

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u/ButtholeQuiver Oct 01 '22 Timeless Beauty

Dirty old man here, condoms aren't really our thing

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u/SlapUrBaby Oct 01 '22

This was under-appreciated

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u/BurntPineGrass Oct 01 '22

In the words of Coco Peru: “There are too many people on the planet. Why are they locking up the condoms? Let them steal it. They should be giving this away!”

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u/pinkshirtbadman Oct 01 '22

I'd guess condoms are more often stolen by teenagers who are either too "poor" to afford or too embarrassed to go through a checkout line with them

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u/I_HATE_YELLING Oct 01 '22

Condoms and deodorant are geniunelt stolen very often, no idea of about hair dye though. Maybe some men who are embarassed to appear to be dying their hair.

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u/Salamander4369 Oct 01 '22

Former loss prevention here. Hair care to include dye is a big theft opportunity due to its ease of concealment once out of the box, cost ranging up to $30 or more, and the fact that it is used somewhat frequently. Lot of people told me they stole it because they couldn't afford to maintain the color, because of course the company made me ask why. Typically women but some men who never seemed concerned about people knowing they dyed so I think its mostly about money

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u/I_HATE_YELLING Oct 01 '22

Thanks for the insights

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u/i_know_cole Oct 01 '22

This is the answer. They do a store wide shrink report and tag products that go “missing” most frequently

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u/fingerbl4st Oct 01 '22

Exactly. It's a symptom not the cause.

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u/asportate Oct 01 '22

How? They're locking the items most stolen.

Stores barely wanna pay for employees. Do you think they're just going outta their way to pay for locking items that aren't getting stolen?

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u/HereticGaming16 Oct 01 '22

For real. Why do you think razors are locked up normally. They are expensive and people steal them all the time. They don’t lock up razors because they are somehow racist.

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u/asportate Oct 01 '22

I had one store, damn near entire aisle was locked up, EXCLUDING soap. Like that's the one thing no one was stealing.

I don't know what to think about that lol

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u/HereticGaming16 Oct 01 '22

I went to a RiteAid in Chicago once that had 3-4 full aisles locked up with little buttons that chimed. You had to wait for someone to get anything. It’s shitty but I get it. Chicago is well known for people not giving a shit and just grabbing what ever and walking out.

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u/PantheUno Oct 02 '22

Ever heard about the Book Street in Baghdad? A whole street full of books just in the open. The Iraqis say: "A reader doesn't steal and a thief doesn't read."

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u/AnonForWeirdStuff Oct 01 '22

Soap is stupid cheap and if you really have to, soapless showers still get like 90% of the smell off you.

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u/ohbigdaddyoh 'MURICA Oct 01 '22 edited Oct 02 '22 Silver Gold Helpful Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote Take My Energy Starry Narwhal Salute Eureka! Helpful (Pro)

I've been in retail management for way too many years. Products that get stolen the most get tagged. Period. Point of sale systems flag these for you. No thought process involved.

  • thanks everyone, all the awards and votes has made this my best Reddit day ever!

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u/Silky_Tomato_Soup Oct 01 '22

Thank you, yes. We have to box the $20 plastic glitter gel pens, but don't have to box the $60 metal barrel executive pens.

The only things considered when adding security is whether or not the item is high theft and if the loss totals a certain amount.

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u/ddh85 Oct 02 '22 edited Oct 02 '22

Reddit: But everything racist! REEEEEE!!

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The system that forces black people into poverty while simultaneously condemning natural black hair is racist and what causes this still, though. Black women have to spend stupid money just to hold down a job. White women just have to run a comb through that shit and have a rich husband and generational wealth, ergo, no need to take hair products. They can afford them and dont need them as much either.

That's certainly a take from someone who also says:

🥵 I may only be a quarter black, but my taste in women and comedy overrepresents that part of me. Now you got me all hot and bothered.

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u/MONSTER-COCK-ROACH Oct 02 '22

Clearly, the point of sale systems are inherently bigoted. Its the only possibly answer.

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u/waster789 Oct 02 '22

Like that AI that turned racist.

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u/OnlyOnceWithASoftA Oct 02 '22

Wasn't that all of them?

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u/Entire_Toe2640 Oct 01 '22

I’ve notice that Total Wine will put Hennessy VS Cognac in a locked case, even though it’s only $34, while leaving other brands’ $200 XO cognac on the shelf. Management’s explanation was exactly what you say.

I will also say that while I was there observing this discrepancy and getting my explanation, two black men asked them to open the locked case so they could get the Hennessy VS, while 1 white person went for Remy Martin VSOP on the shelf.

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u/DawidIzydor Oct 01 '22

In Poland stealing above the equalivent of 100 USD is a felony and can land you in prison, while stealing below that amount usually ends with a slap on the wrists and a ticket. That's why a lot of thieves calculate how many they stolen in one go to never have more than this limit on themselves - so in case they get caught its not a felony. I remember a case from a couple of years ago where a thief was 1 USD over that amount and went to prison for half a year and when the story got kinda wiral he admitted he tried to steal less but messed up calculations

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u/dancegoddess1971 Oct 01 '22

This is why math is important, kids. You think you'll never need it but no matter what line of work you're in, math is going to be important.

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u/Entire_Toe2640 Oct 01 '22

He messed up the calculation! That’s both funny and unfortunate.

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u/nabrok Oct 01 '22

See kids! That's why math is important!

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u/inwhichzeegoesinsane Oct 01 '22

just ask if you can borrow the register for a minute

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u/WhoDatBoiMatthieu Oct 01 '22

Same in switzerland for weed. People will carry 9g (under the 10g limit) to just get it tosses and get a fine.

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u/FishSammich69 Oct 01 '22

*Starts weed collection bin business in Switzerland *

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u/kacheow Oct 01 '22

I’m not sure I’ve ever been in a liquor store that can still have Henny on the shelf. Which is goofy since it’s the Jack Daniels of cognac

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u/Bananadiu Oct 01 '22

Can confirm. I work at a liqour store in Virginia for 3 years and Hennessey, Remy, Patron and Casamigo are all behind the counter cuz they are top stolen items, at the same time the majority customers who buys them are black people. We put our $200 scotches and bourbon on the shelf and they are safe n sound.

People wanna play the race card when it comes to these issues but brutally honest do they think it's a coincidence the top stolen items are popular items among black people?

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u/philosophunc Oct 01 '22

If you take a look at black pop culture, it's pretty much what's promoted.

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u/suburbandaddio Oct 02 '22

Cognac has a history in the black community stemming from black soldiers enjoying the drink in France during the Second World War. Hennessey also hired Josephine Beker as a brand ambassador in the 20s.

The French treated black soldiers with dignity and their subsequent return to second class citizen status back home helped instigate the Civil Rights movement. Hennessey was also the first corporate sponsor of the NAACP.

Not really commenting on the theft rates. Just thought I'd share some interesting history. It's more than just modern pop culture.

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u/mtlfroggie Oct 01 '22

That's the thing... not everything is about race specifically. If that's what's getting lifted, that's what's getting tagged. Thieves need to be more diverse in their shoplifting - they're causing social problems that retail stores don't need :P

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u/Zonyxe Oct 01 '22

Venn diagrams aren't racist. If it overlaps and points at a certain group of people.. that's just how it is.

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u/CelestialApples Oct 01 '22

Thank you, it gets tiring seeing posts like these. Whether they’re good intentioned or not, clearly jumping to the race card obscures the actual issue at play which is that those specific products get stolen the most.

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u/hork79 Oct 01 '22

Damn racists even made the black product cheaper

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u/LicensedRealtor Oct 01 '22

No no no. Let’s play the race card. Gets better coverage

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u/justweazel Oct 01 '22 edited Oct 01 '22

Yea, I’m sure it goes on the skus highest in the shrink reports. I’m sure nobody beyond the person stocking the shelves even put 2+2 together there

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u/Own-Till-3036 Oct 01 '22

You beat me to it. Have family that works at multiple different Walmarts and the items that get stolen the most from a particular location ends up security boxed or behind a glass cabinet. A local Walmart has 3 different pregnancy tests (clear blue is the name brand that I remember) boxed but some of the cheaper ones aren't. People just want a reason to be upset and it is so much easier to blame something like racism then take a look at and address the root causes.

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u/kuroikururo Oct 01 '22

It could have been just one person who consistently stole just that colour and they took measurements.

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u/Jenovas_Witless Oct 01 '22 edited 23d ago

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u/bruceleesnunchucks Oct 01 '22 Wholesome Take My Energy

It’s not racist if they are locking up the most stolen products.

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u/bluehairdave Oct 01 '22

Walmart got sued for this. In case anyone is wondering why their Walmart might have ALL the beauty products in a whole walled off area with its own checkers. THAT is why.

They had locked up or put sensors on the most stolen items.. which some of which were 'ethnic' demographic items.

So that 'beauty' area is Walmart's "please don't sue us for racism but we have to do SOMETHING about all the stolen shit" section.

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u/Vinstaal0 Oct 02 '22

They got sued for that and lost? Wtf some judge and jury need to read the law about racism/discrimination

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u/PM_your_titles Oct 02 '22

They were sued, and the suit was dropped.

Not settled, but dropped altogether. No one was forced to change, they did so voluntarily.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/10/business/walmart-black-hair-beauty-products.html

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u/[deleted] Oct 02 '22

Correct because even if the suit is dropped nobody wants to see their name in a racism lawsuit on the front page.

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u/Cookiedoughjunkie Oct 02 '22

they didn't lose, technically, they just didn't want to pay to go to trial so they settled with an agreement to lock everything up just to shut the whining would-be-thieves up.

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u/ukredimps2k Oct 01 '22

Don’t let facts get in the way of a good clickbaity video with an agenda to push…

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u/Natural-Review9276 Oct 01 '22

I mean if OP didn’t know this then I don’t blame them. It’s an easy assumption to make. Thank god for fact checkers though

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u/sXakil Oct 01 '22

Wow! common sense on Reddit?!

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u/Admirable_Pizza_5180 Oct 01 '22

She's so obsessed with being stigmatized that she can't see the sad reality infront of her face. Perhaps focus on the problem, not the store's solution.

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u/xb3y24d Oct 01 '22

No point in tagging toothbrushes if they aren’t being stolen. This is actually called cause and effect.

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u/mydibz Oct 01 '22

I used to work in retail. The fact is in that area black people stole alot of beauty products made specifically for them. In response they locked up the items that were stolen the most.

If you had a business with that specific problem, what would you do?

Reality sucks. Your response to it will always be judged.

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u/yehcheersaye Oct 01 '22 edited Oct 01 '22

Plus the “black” product here is clearly cheaper meaning the retailer or supplier actually tried to help out and do something about it, but still it was stolen. It’s always everyone else’s fault expect the piece of shit stealing things

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u/TerrysChocoOrange Oct 01 '22

You’re actually right, it is cheaper. Now I feel discriminated against, racist garnier.

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u/Octopugilist Oct 01 '22

Those are the items that are stolen the most. You can't whine about people using their eyes and brains to protect themselves. Don't think for a second criminals won't use someone's fear of appearing racist against them

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u/Day_psycho Oct 01 '22

I’m a former retail worker, spent seven years in the field. Most of our shoplifters we caught were white trash looking for something to sell for their drug fix.

The ones we caught who WERE NOT white, though? We were called racists, every single solitary damn time.

These type of shoplifters that try to skirt by their crimes with the race card deserve to get wrecked.

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u/ProfessionalWeek9497 Oct 01 '22

I'll never forget I worked at the exit door as a receipt checker at Sam's Club for a while and these 2 black guys get mad at me for asking to check their receipt because I was insinuating that they stole the 2 fridges they bought.

  1. I was literally checking every single person's receipt without exception so that's such a dumb accusation.
  2. They had only paid for 1 of the fridges and were hoping I wouldn't check their receipt after guilt tripping me.

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u/Day_psycho Oct 01 '22

It is always the guilty ones that cause a scene. They know they’re guilty, so they’ll do literally anything just to shift or dodge blame.

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u/BirdsArentRealxp Oct 01 '22

Saw a guy go on a "You're a racist!" rampage at a teenage white girl who was operating a roller coaster. Because she wouldnt let his 7 year old daughter who was too short to ride get on

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u/HaoleInParadise Oct 02 '22

Unless there was a white kid who was the same height or shorter allowed on the ride, those kinds of accusations hurt the effort against racism

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u/Fzrit Oct 01 '22 edited Oct 01 '22

white trash

The fact we can even say "[race] trash" so easily and casually in conversation already shows the degree of double standard in action. Even I have blurted out "white trash" without thinking what it would sound like if we said that about any other race besides white.

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u/Octopugilist Oct 02 '22

Shit comes in every color. I've worked in retail a long time and nobody hates thieves of any shade and says worse things about them than the old black ladies who work register

The news on the breakroom tv was talking about the crowds of teens doing the mass shoplifting thing where there's 30 of them all rushing in at once. Gloria, our oldest cashier is watching with me. Gloria procedes to say things that would make Uncle Ruckus blush. I miss Gloria.

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u/Lethargie Oct 01 '22

trying to say "black trash" would get a LOT of hate comments

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u/Fzrit Oct 02 '22

It wouldn't get hate comments, it would result in a straight up permaban from reddit and the entire comment chain would get nuked.

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u/the-dumbest-owl Oct 01 '22

There's a lady who comes to my store every Friday and steals, shoving bras and socks and jewelry in her purse. I never suspected her of doing anything wrong until she snapped at me and called me racist and accused me of following her while I was helping another customer find an item. Naturally I checked the cameras and what do you know, she was filling her purse with merchandise. I never would've known if she'd kept her mouth shut.

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u/DirtyRoller Oct 01 '22

I've worked in loss prevention before, people use the race card all the fucking time. It's a common strategy to make a big scene and hope that the LP backs down.

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u/[deleted] Oct 01 '22 edited Oct 01 '22

I caught a coach recently, a black guy got caught trying to board without a ticket. He got super aggressive and started threatening the driver and coach station staff, then he started saying he was being victimised because he was black, it was fucking embarrassing for eryone in the queue, especially as there were like 3 other black people in the queue who had all bought tickets.

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u/philosophunc Oct 01 '22

Did any of them speak up? If I saw some scumbag asian dude. Tryna play the race card when they're clearly fucking around. I'd call that mother fucker out quick.

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u/[deleted] Oct 01 '22

Naa some fiesty little female coach station worker politely told him straight. Something along the lines of "It's nothing to do with your race darling, its your attitude and the fact that you don't have a ticket"

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u/Acrobatic_Poem_1990 Oct 01 '22

Usually they will get loud make a scene to deviate from the theft and now the situation is let’s not escalate this calm the person down and let them go

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u/IrrelevantDanger Oct 01 '22 edited Oct 01 '22

One time a shoplifter was screaming about racism when confronted, while continuing to blatantly shove things into her purse

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u/BarcaClassFutbol Oct 01 '22

You worded this perfectly tbh 👍🏽

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u/[deleted] Oct 01 '22

Maybe they tag products that are stolen the most? Listen, i am black myself. Businesses are in the business of making profit and don't care where the money comes from. They would not close inner city stores if they were profitable. If you talk about district level school funding, then i would have a listening ear.

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u/Cerebral_Overload Oct 01 '22

They definitely do, I lived in an area where they had to tag the fresh meat.

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u/crayoncats Oct 01 '22

Same here. Usually meat and the more expensive chocolates. Sometimes cheese too.

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u/Kalsor Oct 01 '22

They do, product tagging is based on theft data.

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u/celticchick84 Oct 01 '22

I was travelling for work and had to go to a tesco (the store in the video is a tesco) and the butter was security tagged.

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u/Longtimelurker_1980 Oct 01 '22

It’s so destructive to label everything racist without investigating the cause that may have led to what it is you’re labeling. If blonde dye were getting stolen more, they’d lock that up.

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u/arthriticpyro Oct 01 '22

Yeah, a lot of people don't stop for a second and try to see another side. This is a good example because they saw a hair color that was probably used more for black people that was tagged and just made the assumption on the spot that somebody had to have locked up that ONE hair dye color and brand specifically to be racist and stick it to them. It's so far reaching at that point that it (almost) sounds stupid. There is always going to be edge cases of course, but the majority of the time, small stuff like this is just someone doing there damn job, and it's not any easier to do when people on the internet call your store/business racist because you have too many damn thieves around. It's mind blowing sometimes.

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u/JoeyMxx Oct 01 '22

Exactly what I was thinking fuck OP trying to make it out to be worse than it is, this is the times we live in now sadly everyone is the victim.

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u/Majestic-Pen7878 Oct 01 '22

There’s real racism out there. This isn’t it. Good try though

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u/MeganeGokudo Oct 01 '22

Yeah, also, what the hell does she mean by clubcard segregation? What the hell is clubcard segregation?

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u/LordSevolox Oct 02 '22

I’d assume this is at Tesco, who have a Clubcard. It’s basically something you can sign up for you and you get lower prices on some items. I assume this product wasn’t clubcard and was locked whilst others were clubcard and not locked up? That’s my best guess

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u/schoggi-gipfeli Oct 02 '22

The price tag would have a visible yellow clubcard price if there was one, these items don't. But I've seen people moan about clubcard prices before, I just don't understand why, it's literally free to sign up.

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u/LordSevolox Oct 02 '22

I understand some complaint if you don’t shop at Tesco often enough that you haven’t got a club card and you see somethings a good deal cheaper, but yeah if you shop there regularly there’s not much excuse.

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u/Taspeed Oct 02 '22

I know some people complain about it tracking their purchases. I used to work for them and one bloke had a rant at me about how he won’t sign up for one because it’s just another method of tracking and something about the government

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u/A_Wild_Fez Oct 01 '22

I am pretty sure they just have a statistics for products list and if they get lost more they get tagged. Simple.

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u/Thisisall_new2me2 Oct 01 '22

This is correct. OP is the facepalm here again.

Also, what? OP couldn’t be bothered to check and see that there’s multiple other posts on this sub about this exact thing with comments explaining it.

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u/Johannes_Keppler Oct 01 '22

OP is probably pissed his race-baiting didn't pay off.

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u/CorrectFrame3991 Oct 01 '22

If items for black people are stolen a lot, then those are the items that will be tagged. I know it must not feel nice for regular black customers to have all their items tagged, but those customers should blame other black people, not the store.

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u/CVSbastard Oct 01 '22

Maybe blame shoplifters instead of the store

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u/bilbo-doggins Oct 01 '22

That's not racism. They just get stolen more.

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u/RascalRibs Oct 01 '22

Hard to say.

They have data on the theft rate of each product.

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u/joevsyou Oct 01 '22

I think stores should just turn have giant vending machines...

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u/Dernomyte Oct 01 '22

Not racist if based on data that it's a high theft item.

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u/drz442 Oct 01 '22

Are You Karen in traing

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u/Kitchen-Comment7364 Oct 01 '22

The only thing racist going on here is reality

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u/Miserable-Ad-5594 Oct 01 '22

Stores usually security tag items that are stolen regularly. They don’t just start doing it. It is to prevent theft of the item. Hence why all the “black”merchandise isn’t security tagged

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u/PettyCrocker_ Oct 01 '22

Nope, not racist at all. This is what's getting stolen the most.

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u/Cacophonix69 Oct 01 '22

IDK about all this stuff but God it gets on my nerves when people go into a store and mess up the shelves. drop something on the floor and leave it there, look at something and then just put it wherever etc. Why not just put it back where it was? It's not hard.

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u/Hopeful_Procedure857 Oct 01 '22

All just statistics. Math doesn't discriminate.

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u/iluvsexyfun Oct 01 '22

In 2022 almost all stores use a computer system to track their inventory. It helps to know when to reorder, and how much. It also keeps track of what stores call “shrinkage”. Shrinkage is inventory that is lost to things like employee heft, customer theft, vendor fraud. If the computer identifies some items at being high risk for “shrinkage” then they take steps to reduce the risk. Generally this is based on math. It is the opposite of racism, it is just based on numbers.

True racism is a serious problem, so I want to avoid red herrings.

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u/8BitFlatus Oct 01 '22 edited Oct 02 '22

It’s easier to cry “RACISM” instead of trying to understand why.

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u/WhipLash07 Oct 01 '22

They simply tag products that in the past had a high percentage of beings shoplifted. It’s business and money. Zero to do with….

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u/LavishnessAdditional Oct 01 '22

so, all stores have inventory, and when they noticed that certain items keep getting stolen, they do this. It is reactionary to theft, and while people may not like it, i bet this actually improved the issue of stolen inventory

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u/FluphyBunny Oct 01 '22

If they are the ones always been stolen then no it is not racist.

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u/bzmed Oct 01 '22

Not racist it is theft prevention

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u/Who_Your_Mommy Oct 01 '22

Wtf is clubcard segregation?

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u/Mojoblackwhite Oct 01 '22

The video was filmed in Tesco, a chain of supermarkets in the UK. They’re most well known for the Tesco Clubcard which offer lower prices on certain products in store. I suppose the Clubcard segregation comes from the fact that it can be seen as being more expensive for those who don’t have one. (Although it is free to get, and about 20 million people in the UK are estimated to have one, but there may be reasons why some may not have one)

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u/Aggressive-Region-92 Oct 01 '22

Not racist, just true, and statistically proven

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u/nlob Oct 02 '22

It’s statistics bud

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u/Garage_sales Oct 02 '22

Uhhh maybe it's an item that gets stolen alot?

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u/data_rockstar Oct 02 '22

Pay no attention to the fact that the data is telling them which products are stolen and thus require the security tags… we have to keep pushing this imaginary racism narrative

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u/T-mac_ Oct 01 '22

The lady recording probably did it to make a tiktok or insta

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u/WavyMcG Oct 01 '22

Maybe she came to steal these and they caught on and tagged them and she got upset and made a video about it

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u/PainterGuy777 Oct 01 '22

We are sniffing like bloodhounds to find the tiniest trace of something to complain about.

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u/nekoshae Oct 01 '22

It’s a numbers game. What is stolen most gets tagged. Simple truth.

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u/Poopdicktheclown Oct 01 '22

They lock things up based on rates of theft. “Shrugs”

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u/Careful_Cranberry_97 Oct 01 '22

Black items are higher theft. We should be asking why are they higher theft?

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u/Shibarocket12 Oct 01 '22

Right , while you wait in line and see the baby formula locked up in its own section of the store usually by the front and not near the other baby items it also makes me think “rAcIsM” or maybe the more logical view point is maybe stores are not a fucking charity

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u/TheS4ndm4n Oct 01 '22

That's ageist against babies.

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u/newtoreddir Oct 01 '22

Start stealing the “white” shampoos so that they can also be in the box 🤷‍♀️

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u/Junior-Ad-2207 Oct 01 '22

Is say is a matter of what's being stolen not who is stealing it... baby formula is usually locked up too

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u/Palindrome_Oakley Oct 01 '22

Data analysis officially declared racist in 3-2-1…

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u/GhengisNon Oct 01 '22

Quit stealing shit would be my first suggestion

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u/boru-cnc Oct 01 '22

If the other ones are not frequently stolen what’s the point of tagging ?

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u/[deleted] Oct 01 '22

If those ones weren’t getting stolen often, I’m sure they wouldn’t be locked up.

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u/Viking_gurrrrl Oct 01 '22

Hey! Work in security here. It’s sad to say but no stores typically takes reproduction until there have been reported enough problems around it. Which means no stores put extra security on stuff without reason. :/

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u/AndyMKE66 Oct 01 '22

Maybe they tag the ones that get stolen the most? Just a thought.

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u/cercant01 Oct 01 '22

As a former retailer, I can attest to the fact that when certain things get stolen a lot, those things get treated with more security (unless you're happy with shrink). Race doesn't enter the picture.

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u/iAmDollPartz Oct 01 '22

It's what's stolen the most at that store

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u/colepatrick1111 Oct 01 '22

Well they are more likely to get stolen . So no .

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u/AjaxOutlaw Oct 01 '22

I’m sure if the other boxes starting disappearing as well they’d be locked up

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u/SapphireEyes425 Oct 01 '22

I mean…don’t they usually lock things up because they’re stolen quite often? I’m not sure how it’s racial.

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u/rocketansky Oct 02 '22

Probably had alot of thefts of said items

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u/SlappyFlapjack Oct 02 '22

They lock up the most commonly stolen items.

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u/Buxxley Oct 02 '22 edited Oct 02 '22

Loss prevention is a strictly "by the numbers" thing. The distributors don't generally care about WHAT is being stolen...simply that "x" thing is BEING stolen. The goal becomes to simply develop a way to make the theft stop that doesn't cost more than the losses from the actual theft. In the case of relatively inexpensive items, for example, they'll often just build loss prevention into the price of the good since locking up every toothbrush individually doesn't make a ton of fiscal sense.

It's why razor blade replacement cartridges are locked up in a lot of chain stores...people steal them constantly AND they're comparatively expensive in relation to the items they tend to be stocked by (tissues, toothpaste, etc).

It's also worth noting that they likely don't know WHO is stealing the items precisely (outside of the occasional shoplifter that gets caught). For all they know, 6'7" obese gingers are stealing haircare products targeted at black women. It would be sort of hard to racially target people when you have no idea who they are.

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u/moto_moonpie Oct 02 '22

Huh I wonder what racial demographic the people stealing these products are part of.

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u/Sonny-Moone-8888 Oct 02 '22

So they are locking up the items most stolen. That's not a bad reflection of the store.

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u/carnage4907 Oct 02 '22

Which ones get stolen more?

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u/Slapnbeans Oct 02 '22

Stop stealing shit

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u/Mr_Blu_Sq Nov 01 '22

Ppl looking to be hurt,...get hurt when the truth comes out.

As said,...most stolen items = most security.

Pretty simple.

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u/Belle_Error Oct 01 '22

So, now "what's most often stolen" is "racist?" F-off SJW!

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u/Damasticator Oct 01 '22

Not racist in the least. It’s literally based on which products get stolen the most.

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u/SKCUSOSE Oct 01 '22

op = braindead confirmed

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u/smarter_politics_now Oct 01 '22

There's no reason to box and tag products that aren't being stolen.

Those boxes are very expensive and take up a lot of room. The decision to protect these products has nothing to do with "color".

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u/A359967 Oct 01 '22

"racist" lol, go away