Store-theft "who done it"
- Retail theft ("shrinkage") is on the rise, says the latest world-wide survey. It has reached 1.46 percent of the value of retail sales in Slovakia, 1.59 percent in the U.S.
Europe and North America differ in "who done it" -- close to half of it is stolen by shoplifters in Europe, almost the same percentage by store employees in the U.S. The second largest groups are reversed with about a third of the shrinkage blamed on them on each of the continents. This is Central Europe:
1.04 Switzerland and Austria
1.53 Czech R.
India and Russia are the worst of the surveyed countries, Taiwan is the most honest.
Europe and North America also differ in what gets stolen the most. It's fresh meat, candy, and... infant formula in North America. The Europeans like the most to help themselves for free to... cheese, cooked meat, and seafood.
- For those of you living in (or visiting) the Chicago area:
< http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/food/stew/chi-chimney-cake-island-brings-hungarys-oldest-pastry-to-chicago-20111102,0,6118624.story >.
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