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  • Why shoplifting is soaring across the US — and will only get worse

    01/22/2022 4:41:26 PM PST · by ProfessorGoldiloxx · 51 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 22, 2022 | Steven Malanga
    "Retail crime has been rising throughout the US for the past five years, with organized criminal rings targeting stores everywhere from Woonsocket (Rhode Island) to Greensboro (North Carolina) to Grafton (Wisconsin). The National Retail Federation reported that store losses mounted from $453,940 per $1 billion in sales in 2015 to $719,458 in 2020. The biggest increase over that period happened not during the pandemic but in 2019, when total losses from shoplifting surged to $61 billion, up from $50 billion the previous year. The COVID-19 lockdowns in 2020 and early 2021 moderated losses, largely because stores were closed or had...
  • Empty Shelves, Hungry Kids and a Bright Red Tattoo

    01/14/2022 8:36:52 AM PST · by Starman417 · 5 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-13-22 | Larry Brandes
    Joe Biden is the gift that keeps on giving. First he promised to make Americans poorer which he quickly accomplished through high energy costs, paying people not to work and inept leadership. Now Joe is unwrapping a brand new plan. Apparently, our el presidente not only wants Americans to be poorer but he also wants us to forget about COVID. It's called misdirection. Don't worry about being sick peasants because very soon you will be starving and quarantined. Clever. Biden recently pivoted from solving the COVID crisis and turned his focus on solving the supply line crisis. Joe thinks that...
  • Vaccine Passports, Food Insecurity and the Law of Unintended Consequences

    01/14/2022 9:31:39 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 13 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 13 Jan, 2022 | Sundance
    The axiom of “the law of unintended consequences” has never been more appropriate than right now. In the background, as you are reading, there is a looming storm that is going to soon surface in the food supply chain, and the regional vaccine passports are going to make things worse. To understand what is happening, it becomes necessary to give a more specific background on how the things work inside the supply chain that has been disrupted by government intervention. This is complex, but I hope to make it understandable for the average person. How do we avoid supply chain...
  • They Know What’s Coming, White House Prepares for Terrible December Inflation Data with Prepared Script

    01/11/2022 3:25:18 PM PST · by george76 · 73 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | January 11, 2022 | sundance
    The snowball effect of cumulative inflation is going to be on display tomorrow when the BLS inflation data from December is released. We have previously discussed the unavoidable price increases as noted within the November data Here, and within the producer price data Here. While the data being released tomorrow is backward looking, we are in the eye of the inflation storm right now. The consumer prices at end of January and through February are all reflecting new purchase order prices and contract prices to wholesalers, buyers and retailers. As a result, the December reports will be the precursor to...
  • Why are Caucasians Vanisihing in TV Commercials?

    01/08/2022 3:00:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 364 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | January 8, 2022 | Jacob Fraden
    Commercials take up 27% of commercial television screen time and are the main source of income for TV and radio stations. In most cases, advertisements on all channels appear simultaneously, so don't try to change the channel, there will be commercials elsewhere, too. Nowadays they have also taken over the Internet. For a financial support, websites have to run ads on their pages, the largest share supplied and controlled by Google. Ads pry into your eyes, unceremoniously interfere with text, and on YouTube, in the most inappropriate places they cut into the action of films, lectures and concerts, tearing apart...
  • Supermarket Chain To Use Armed Security Teams

    12/31/2021 5:47:47 AM PST · by blam · 70 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 12-31-2021 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    The Midwest grocery chain Hy-Vee is planning to place armed security guards in its stores across eight states in response to the climb of retail thefts during the COVID-19 pandemic. The company, based in Iowa, released its plans earlier this week, and while it hasn't said there was any specific incident that led to the decision, a company official said in an interview that a growing number of retail thefts across the country led Hy-Vee to bring in armed security, reports the New York Post. "I think across the country, we’re seeing an increase in thefts and different crimes in...
  • Despite Soaring Inflation, US Consumer Are Googling “Cheap” At The Lowest Rate In 2 Years

    12/30/2021 8:38:34 AM PST · by blam · 6 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 12-30-3021 | Nicholas Colas of DataTrek
    An update on what we’ve been calling the strangest Google search volume charts out there: US consumer searches for the words “cheap”, “coupon” and “discount”. They are strange because, despite fast-rising inflation, search volumes for each are declining. Here is the Google Trends chart showing search volumes for the words “cheap” (blue line) and “coupon” (red line) from January 2020 to now. ◾As noted in the chart, searches for “cheap” hit their peak at the start of the pandemic (March 2020) and saw similar levels in March 2021 as inflation started to become evident. Since then, however, search volumes for...
  • Is Amazon Really Killing Brick-and-Mortar Retail?

    12/17/2021 4:58:18 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 57 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | December 17, AD 2021 | John F Di Leo
    "Amazon is killing brick-and-mortar retail." "Well, no, but... Amazon, Wish, and all those other online-only businesses are killing brick-and-mortar retail." "Well, no, but... Amazon, Wish, all those other online-only businesses, plus a lot of brick-and-mortar businesses themselves, like the online stores run by Best Buy, Walmart, JC Penney, etc. etc., all put together, are killing brick-and-mortar retail." For years, we have been told the above.… To explain why shopping malls and other brick and mortar retail is suffering so much today. It’s all a lie. What’s killing brick and mortar retail is crime. JUST ANOTHER TYPE OF COMPETITION Throughout the...
  • Bidenflation Stole Christmas: Retail Sales Much Lower Than Expected in November

    12/15/2021 7:52:07 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/15/2021 | John Carney
    Americans slowed their spending by more than expected in November, suggesting that the fastest inflation in decades and shortages have become a drag on the economy and that many Americans got their holiday shopping early this year. Retail sales rose by a seasonally adjusted 0.3 percent in November from October, a significant slowdown from the 1.8 percent jump in the prior month, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. Economists had expected sales to grow by 0.8 percent.
  • Top Retail CEOs Call on Congress to Curb Online Sale of Stolen Goods amid National Looting Sprees

    12/10/2021 2:50:09 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/10/2021 | NICK GILBERTSON
    Twenty chief executive officers (CEOs) of leading retailers are calling on Congress to pass legislation to curb the sale of stolen goods online in the wake of “organized retail crime” across the United States. The Retail Industry Leaders Association sent a letter to Congressional leadership on Thursday, which was signed by CEOs of Home Depot, Target, Best Buy, Nordstrom, and executives of many more retail titans.
  • AOC Claims Those Organized Smash and Grabs on Stores You're Seeing Aren't Real

    12/05/2021 5:25:30 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 36 replies
    Red State.com ^ | 12/5/2021 | Nick Arama
    AOC told the Washington Times that “a lot of these allegations of organized retail theft are not actually panning out.” “I believe it’s a Walgreens in California cited it, but the data didn’t back it up,” she said. Now, she says this in the face of numerous videos and reports of smash and grabs in Democratic cities across the country, in particular a spurt of such criminal actions in California. So, it’s fantasy to deny them. Republican lawmakers and retailers blasted AOC for denying the obvious.
  • Let's Go Brandon store opens in North Attleborough

    12/05/2021 12:54:44 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 41 replies
    NBC 10 News - WJAR ^ | December 4, 2021
    A Let's Go Brandon store has opened in North Attleborough. The North Washington Street store sells "Let's Go Brandon" merchandise like hats, shirts, and signs. The phrase "Let's go Brandon" started at an Oct. 2 NASCAR race at the Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama, according to the Associated Press.
  • Profit Motive Too Irresistible: US Companies Are 'Hostages' to China. Heads of U.S. corporations don’t dare to criticize the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) even in private settings

    12/04/2021 8:04:45 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 12/04/2021 | Emel Akan
    Foreign firms doing business in China should be aware of the costs of transacting with a totalitarian regime that controls everything in society and can easily bend any company to its will.Heads of U.S. corporations don’t dare to criticize the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) even in private settings. They know Big Brother is always watching them.JPMorgan boss Jamie Dimon’s quick apology over a joke he made recently about the country’s communist regime provides a good example of how business leaders fear retribution from Beijing.Clyde Prestowitz, author and strategist on Asia and globalization, explains the true cost of doing business in...
  • U.S. Ship Logjam Worsens As Biden’s Attempt To Save Christmas Fails

    12/04/2021 3:15:10 PM PST · by blam · 90 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 12-4-2021
    President Biden told Americans that the supply chain is in “very strong shape” ahead of Christmas. Speaking from the White House Wednesday, Biden said his administration has partnered with the private sector to “ensure the store shelves are stocked.” But new shipping data shows snarled supply chains are worsening, and it could take months to untangle them. New shipping data from the busiest U.S. port complex, Los Angeles and Long Beach, California, shows 96 container ships idled offshore, waiting to unload cargo. FreightWaves’ Greg Miller described a new queuing system for vessels as pure optics, which reduces the number of...
  • ‘Un-Safeway’: The complicated saga of the Market Street grocery store

    12/01/2021 12:49:13 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    SF Gate ^ | December 1, 2021 | by Michelle Robertson
    The Safeway grocery store at 2020 Market Street is a case study, not just for the recent concerns regarding retail theft in San Francisco, but issues around food accessibility, policing and poverty. The longstanding store in the Castro neighborhood was one of the few major grocery stores that stayed open 24 hours, providing a place for people who work the night shift to do their shopping and parents to make middle-of-the-night runs for children's medicine. But Safeway announced in late October it was cutting its hours to close at 9 p.m. because of an alleged “increasing amount of theft” at...
  • FTC orders Walmart, Amazon, Kroger and more to turn over information on empty shelves, high prices

    11/30/2021 11:12:54 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 123 replies
    Yahoo ^ | ovember 30, 2021 | Kelly Tyko
    The Federal Trade Commission said Monday that it is investigating the causes behind ongoing supply chain disruptions and how they are "causing serious and ongoing hardships for consumers and harming competition in the U.S. economy." The FTC said it is ordering Walmart, Amazon, Kroger, other large wholesalers and suppliers including Procter & Gamble Co., Tyson Foods and Kraft Heinz Co. “to turn over information to help study causes of empty shelves and sky-high prices.”
  • Black Friday crowds return, but discounts are not what they used to be

    11/27/2021 11:40:27 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    Nypost ^ | 11/27/2021 | Eillen AJ Connolly
    Despite fewer juicy deals, Black Friday shoppers dutifully opened their wallets, and for the first time ever, online sales fell as crowds returned to stores. Holiday-hungry consumers spent $8.9 billion online Friday, according to Adobe Analytics. That was a slight drop from $9 billion last year.
  • Amid Shortages and Delays, Industries Question Old Inventory Strategies

    10/31/2021 9:36:46 PM PDT · by lightman · 49 replies
    epoch times ^ | 31 October A.D. 2021 | Rachel Hartman
    Ongoing disruptions in America’s supply chains have prompted manufacturers to review and modify their inventory management systems. Just-in-time (JIT) inventory management, which calls for the right amount of inventory at the right time, has long been the standard. However, just-in-case (JIC), a system which focuses on keeping extra inventory on hand, has recently gained attention. “The question of JIT versus JIC is a question leadership teams the world over are facing,” Billie ‘Akau’ola, a director at Riveron, a national business advisory firm, told The Epoch Times. JIT, which was developed by Japanese firms around the 1970s, has always focused on...
  • The wheels are coming off the Biden economy

    10/29/2021 5:49:54 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 45 replies
    The Washington Examiner Op Ed ^ | OCtober 28, 2021 | Stephen Moore
    A good friend who owns a major auto dealership in the Dallas area recently told me he typically has about 500 to 1,000 cars and trucks on his lot. Now, he has 15. That’s how severe the supply chain problem has become. He said people are buying cars over the sticker price. You usually haggle down the price for a new car. Now, you haggle up the price! Welcome to Bidenflation. But now, the Commerce Department has reported that the high-flying U.S. economy with a 6.5% growth rate for the first half of this year has crash-landed in the third...
  • Businesses Beg Biden To Delay Vaccine Mandate Until 2022 Over Possible ‘Mass Exodus’ During Holidays

    10/26/2021 4:21:38 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 52 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | Oct 25, 2021 | Emily Zanotti
    Businesses are “pleading” with the Biden administration to delay a plan to mandate businesses with 100 or more employees require vaccines or weekly testing over concerns that, if the rule goes into force before the holiday season, businesses could see a “mass exodus” of workers when many need them most, per CNBC. Labor unions are already voicing concerns about the COVID-19 vaccine mandate, which was announced in September. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which is in charge of drafting and distributing the mandate under the guise of “emergency powers” awarded to the agency at the height of the COVID-19...