US Shrink UpBy: John Honovich, Published on Jun 05, 2009
Acoording to the NRF, shrink is up significantly between 2007 and 2008 (rising from $34.8 M USD to $36.5 M USD). The report also has a breakdown of loss by category. It's also reasonable to assume that shrink continues to rise in 2009. This is a driver for the security systems industry.
On the other hand, NRF-LP attendees in Los Angeles this week, all reported that the show floor was generally slow and quite bad on the second day.