“Adweek” magazine surveyed store security pros from around the country and asked them what items are shoplifted the most from their stores. I was shocked at what the number one stolen item was! I’ve never in my life thought about stealing anything like this.
#1.) Filet mignon!!! Yes, “luxury meat” thefts are up 21% since 2009 and are the most commonly stolen items from grocery stores.
#2.) Expensive liquors. Stolen more by alcoholics than underage kids.
#3.) Small electric tools. This covers everything from power drills to electric toothbrushes.
#4.) iPhones. iPhones, plus other small electronics, get stolen all the time. Approximately 100,000 laptops are stolen from stores every year.
#5.) Gillette Mach 4 razor blades. Razor blade thefts account for 2.7% of all store losses.
#6.) AXE body spray. AXE is the most stolen brand of deodorant, body wash, and body spray.
#7.) Polo. Polo is the most stolen designer brand, and Tommy Hilfiger is second. Clothing theft is up 31% since 2009.
#8.) Let’s Rock Elmo. This Elmo toy, along with all the other hot toys for this Christmas season, are major targets.
#9.) Chanel No. 5. Designer fragrances account for 4% of losses in stores where they’re sold.