Op-Ed | Center for the American Worker

Protect small businesses from crime if you want a thriving economy

This article originally appeared in Fox News on August 14, 2023

Surging retail theft is having disastrous effects on businesses both large and small across the country. A recent survey of retail and grocery workers found that half of them witnessed a theft or attempted theft between October 2022 and April 2023. 

Earlier this year, 20 different Dollar stores in the Detroit area were robbed within 22 days. To make matters worse, organized retail crime, in which groups of people work together to steal from retail businesses, is now presenting a growing threat. 

This type of retail theft increased by 26.5% in 2021, according to the National Retail Federation, and seems to show no signs of slowing down...

Read full op-ed in Fox News

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