You won’t believe what this retailer has done to stop theft caused by Democrats like Joe Biden.
In an attempt to stop theft in their stores caused by poor Democrat policies, retail giant Walgreens has decided to lock up nearly every single item in their store and it’s insane.
According to Fox, a Walgreens location in Chicago has undergone a redesign that restricts customer access to two aisles of products, once they have passed through anti-theft detectors.
Block Club Chicago reports that significant changes have been implemented at the Walgreens store located at 2 E. Roosevelt Road in the South Loop area. The majority of the merchandise has been relocated to aisles situated behind staffed counters. Customers now have the option to digitally browse and shop for these items through kiosks.
In a statement provided to Fox Business, a spokesperson from Walgreens stated that they are currently conducting a test at this particular store, incorporating new concepts, technologies, and practices to improve the overall experiences of both customers and team members. While the store continues to provide retail products and pharmacy services, it now offers a revamped look and feel, emphasizing the convenience of digital shopping.
“Inside the store, customers will find an area where they can pick-up orders, digital kiosks for placing an order, as well as an area to shop for essential items,” the spokesperson explained.
According to Block Club Chicago, a sign at the Walgreens store instructs shoppers to “place your order and relax,” as the store’s staff members retrieve the requested items from shelves that are not accessible to the public.
“Let us do the shopping,” the sign says.
During an earnings call, Chief Financial Officer James Kehoe remarked, “Maybe we cried too much last year,” noting that shrinkage accounted for 3.5% of sales in the previous year but has since declined to the mid-two percent range.
Shrinkage is a term used to describe the loss of inventory, which can occur due to various factors such as theft. It represents the discrepancy between the actual inventory and the recorded inventory stated on a business’ balance sheet.
It’s sad to see crime run so rampant in Democrat controlled cities that retailers like Walgreens has to literally lock up almost every single item in order to stay in business. President Biden and other Democrat leaders should visit these stores in person to see the damage they have done.