Organized retail crime is a rising problem for retailers that harms consumers, retail workers and the communities across the country.
This week, the Wegmans asset protection team invited a Bucks County District Attorney’s Office leadership team to do a walkthrough of their Warrington Township store as part of National Store Walk Month, which promotes collaboration between asset protection professionals and law enforcement in the fight against organized retail crime and habitual theft.
The day began with District Attorney Matt Weintraub, First Assistant District Attorney Jen Schorn, Chief Detective Martin McDonough, and Deputy Chief Jack Slattery meeting with Wegmans Asset Protection Manager Wade A. Hess and Asset Protection Associate Danielle Terinoni.
Hess and Terinoni explained some of the trends they’ve witnessed at their stores, which is seeing an uptick in organized retail crimes just like much of the country. They also explained the strategies they apply and the technology they use to combat retail theft at the supermarket chain.