Sweet Thieves – Confectionery is the third most common item stolen
When the Association of Convenience Stores released its 2023 Crime Report, it seems that shop lifters have a pretty sweet tooth – with confectionery being the third most common item pilfered in-store.
The report highlighted that confectionery was the third most commonly stolen item – behind meat and alcohol – a possible indicator that confectionery is not the affordable treat it once was.
Sugar prices have rocketed – as sugar production is labour intensive. Despite challenging economic times, the sugar confectionery market has grown by almost 10% in the last year.
Organised shoplifting can account for up to 96% of items stolen. The most commonly targeted items in convenience stores are: