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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 8, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta ShopUfing can be reduced Business Talk JIM MAYBIE eSStiniiiiiilllllllillitBilf CHRISTMAS, that magical season in the retail busi- ness world means more trips to the bank than usual, plus more headaches than usual. displays should not be stacked high on :ountaT or in the aisles blocking the view of salespeo- ple. Merchandise should be ar- It is also the season of in-1 ranged so customers will need creased shoplifting. Authorities estimate that a quarter of a merchant's annual shoplifting losses will occur during the Christmas season. Shoplifting is increasing at an alarming rate. The Uniform Crime Reports show shoplifting increased 174 per cent between 3960 and 1969, probably a very conservative figure. No store, large or small, entirely immune to the effects of shoplifting. Modern merchandising tech- the growing num- ber of self service stores and fewer employees, have made shoplifting easier for those so motivated and, indeed, has con- tributed considerably to the in- crease in shoplifting. The rising cost oi living; un- employment; crowded stores, especially (luring weekends, late night shopping and at Christmas; inexperienced, un- trained sales personnel with large areas of merchandise to control, all add to the utter con- fusion of shopping and encour- age shoplifting. An attitude prevails that shoplifting is something every- one does or has done. This is often expressed by shoplifters who are caught. Many remedies There are many remedies and preventive steps which can be taken to curb shoplifting. The one mentioned most by local businessmen ent publications is electronics. and differ- the use of With one system, an alarm is sounded if a person takes merchandise out of the store without removing a special pin or label. Problems have oc- curred when a sales clerk for- got to remove the ticket or pin from a purchased item. to pick it up, thus eliminating opportunities to push items into umbrellas, shopping bags, purses and the like. Whenever possible, merchan- dise should be contained in a way to make its removal diffi- cult. Expensive pilferage-prone items should be easily observ- able by sales personnel at all j times. The store should have good lighting and no dark areas. Sales personnel can deter shoplifting through fast and ef- ficient service, creating the impression that any suspicious action will be noted and acted upon. A notice of the store's inten- tion to prosecute shoplifters, in order to reduce prices to con- sumers, and a listing of the maximum penalty shoplifter could face (two years in jail for theft less than and up to 10 years for theft over could act as a deterrent. Mouthing a policy is not enough. Following it through, enforcing it, is required. A city supermarket was pla- gued by shoplifters and losses were high. A three month con- certed effort nabbed 180 shop- cent of the value of the mer- chandise shoplifted. In summary, precautions should be taken to make mer- chandise harder to take and conceal. Maximum use should be made of some shoplifters' fear of being caught. Merchants Con. iim. niwy. Solurday, October 9, 1971 THE LETHBRIDGE HERAIB 21 Bond prices Supplied by Dohcrty (loadhouse and McCualg Bros. GOVERNMENT OF CANADA BONDS GOVERNMENT OF CANADA GUARANTEED BONDS 9-Sir. where you place those Christmas decorations this year. Clues The International Association of Chiefs of Police gives mer- chants these clues as indica- tions of possible shoplifters: Persons frequently entering washrooms. They could be concealing merchandise under their street clothes. Persons carrying loosely wrapped parcels, shopping bags newspapers, magazines, over- sized handbags, topcoats over their arms, briefcases, umbrel- las or those with an arm in a sling. They could be concealing merchandise. Those wearing out of-sea- son outer garments, such as a topcoat on warm days, or carrying an umbrella on sunny days etc. Those who wear unusually full or baggy clothes such as coveralls or bib overalls. Quick movements, unusual walks, tugging at a sleeve, ad- Bld Atkid !e Apr. 1, '71 Matured Sept. 1, '72 99.75 99.9: SVz'i Oct. 1, '75 100.00 101.00 8 Jul. 1, '78 108.75 109.75 Sept. 1, 'KS 84.00 Perp. 3 '.o Sep. 15 39.00 G'i'.'. Apr. 1, '75 102.50 103.50 Jul. 1, '75 104.50 105.50 Sept. 1, '92 85.00 87.00 Bell Tel CPU CP Sec Cdn Util CMHC Gulf Oil Inter P P Massoy Noranda Int Nickel N and C G SI of Cdn Tr Cdn P Tr Cdn P 10% 111.00 I 10fi.5fl I 105.50 PROVINCIAL lifters. Word got around and I justing socks, rubbing the back the losses dropped. Store's choice Some city stores have a hard- nosed policy of pressing char- ges against youth and adult shoplifters they catch, regard- less of the thief's social status, age, how good a customer the thief is, how much money the thief is carrying, or the value of the merchandise stolen. Others make exceptions. Some of the larger stores have fun time security staffs, some part time staffs and oth- ers have no security staff. All have their own methods of ob- of the neck, and shoulder jerks. All are motions which might indicate the act of concealing merchandise. Any customer reaching into or stepping behind display coun- ters should receive close scru- tiny. Those 9 Alberta Ontario Out Hyd New Br Nfld N. S. Quebec Alberta 8 Man Hyd f Sask 8; Nfld 8 ACT 8 Man Tel 8 Alta G TV 9Vi% Alcan B.C. For B.C. Tel Bell Tel 91s% '90 103.00 '83 93.00 '94 108.00 '90 107.50 '74 100.00 '92 88.00 '74 100.00 '90 105.00 '91 100.00 '90 106.00 '90 106.00 '74 102.50 '74 102.50 107.00 95.00 109.50 102.00 90.00 102.00 107.00 102.00 108.00 108.00 104.50 104.50 '93 108.00 '89 104.50 '90 103.50 '91 100.00 '90 106.00 '90 104.50 '90 106.00 '80 105.00 '90 105.00 '90 106.00 '91 106.00 108 00 i '90 106.00 I 108.00 I 106.50 I 108.00 I 107.00 Fifth week of losses '80 107.00 '90 109.00 109.00: 111.00 CONVERTIBLE A1U G Tr '90 123.00 IM.OO! Cons Gas 5Vi% '89 98.00 100.00 I 87.00 89.00 j Scur Rain Tr Cdn P 5 T. '89 92.00 WC Tr C 514r WC Tr 714% Dynasty 7 Acklands 7% 94.00 '88 89.00 91.00 '91 115.00 117.00 '82 70.00 75.00 '88 74.00 79.00 '90 105.00 '91 106.00 '92 105.00 107.00 '90 107.00 '79 105.00 107.00 0IMNIK Insetted by the Ointnik for Alderman Committee H. H. Smith Ltd. Customs Broker CALGARY J63-S050I 328-8141 COUTTS Phone 344-3821 By PETER LEICHNITZ Canadian Press Staff Writer The worst price-hammering decline of the year staggered Canadian slock markets this week and left them riddled with issues trading at lows for the year. A, n a 11 o n w i d e address by- President Nixon on the United States economy Thursday was the major factor in decline. The Toronto market's In- dustrial index, considered a prime indicator of market movement closed Friday at its lowest level since Nov. 25, 1970. The index dropped 4.89 points to Friday, the index recorded its drop of the year losing 3.33 points. At New York, the market re- mained generally unchanged hi j active trading. i On the Montreal and Cana-1 dian Exchanges, the composite index dropped 2.87 points to Combined volume on the two exchanges was 4.63 million shares. j The dominant factor clouding Canada's economic picture is the current U.S. 10-per-cent sur- charge on imports. President Nixon's address made no mention of when this duty would be removed. "Although no one was expect- ing Nixon to remove the duty, there was n certain amount of hope he would. His failure to do so was a disappointment and was reflected in the market's performance one ob- server said. The decline stretches Cana- dian markets' losing streak to j five consecutive weeks. At New York, the Dow Jones industrial average of 30 blue chip issues lost .07 points this week, closing at 893.81. SELLING FOLLOWS SPEECH market was being "weighed down by some profit-taking and selling" following Nixon's ad- dress. Volume on the New York market was million shares, up sharply from the 56.94 million traded last week. At Toronto, a total of 9.04 mil- lion shares traded hands, com- pared with 9.70 million last week. On (lie week, the Toronto western oil index was down 4.58 points to 228.31. -A NNOUMCEMENT THE ALBERTA GAS TRUNK LINE COMPANY LIMITED NOTICE TO RESIDENTS OF LETHBRIDGE and DISTRICT A representative of the Alberta Health Care Insurance Commission will be available between the hours of a.m. to p.m. at the Department of Social Development Office, Room B-02, lower floor, Houghton Building, 515 7th Street South, Lethbridge, during the week of October 12th to October 15th answer in- quiries regarding individual medicare, THE ALBERTA HEALTH CARE INSURANCE COMMISSION R. J. Abercrombie Mr. Robin J. Abercrombie tot been appointed a vice-president of The Alberta Gas Trunk Line Company Limited. Before joining Alberta Gas Trunk Line in 1970, Mr. Aber- crombie was for five years the manager of the Independent Petroleum Association of Can- ada. Earlier, he was general manager of the Canadian As- sociation of Oilwell Drilling Contractors and worked in marketing, transportation and supply with a major Canadian oil company. He is a graduate of the University of British Columbia. Alberta Gas Trunk Line oper- ates an extensive natural gas pipeline system in Alberta and was the original sponsor of the Gas Arctic Systems Study Group, which is exploring ways to transport gas from the Arctic to energy markets elsewhere in Canada end the United States. who are fussy and rnose wno are anu i _ __ don't seem to know what they CrOSSWOrtt By EfBMl Tl Another is through the use of serving and apprehending shop- television and movie cameras in certain areas of stores. these have been suggested as good deterrents some company policies will not allow their use, say some local chain store man- agers. Other visual surveillance techniques include the use of one-way mirrors, convex mir- rors, binoculars, peep holes and guards all of which are used in Lethbridge. The aim of such measures is to expose would be shoplift- ers to store employees. Police advice The International Association of Chiefs of Police advises that lifters. In the majority of stores, IN EDMONTON Stay At the RIVIERA THE HOTEL WITH MORE TO OFFER AND WE NOW HAVE COLORED TV For Your Convenience In Making CALL AND ASK FOR LONG DISTANCE ZEnilh 0-7255 at no coit to you JVIERA MOTOR HOTEL 5359 Calgory Trail Edmonton, Alberta Phone: (403) 434-3431 Telex: 037-2510 clerks are the only security the store has. In a busy period, such as at Christmas, they are too busy to keep an eye on ev- eryone, and the job of the thief is made easier. Clerks, generally, are appre- hensive about approaching suspect. They usually pass their suspicions on to a depart- ment head or store manager for action or inaction. There is a constant fear by merchants that if they ap- proach a customer, and Uieir suspicions are unfounded, that the customer will sue or take his or her business elsewhere in the future. When approached, some shop- lifters immediately take an of- fensive tact, threatening all sorts of things, getting the store personnel so buffaloed, the thief is able to leave the premises with the stolen merchandise. Attitudes vary Attitudes of store managers and clerks in Lethbridge range from the extremes. Some feel the costs and prob- lems associated with apprehen- want, with frequent interchange of items and those who appear not to be interested in the ar- ticle they ask about. The person who keeps one hand in an outer coat pocket. Loitering customers who make no attempt to buy A person whose physical re- action to r o o m temperature is abnormal ie. nervous, flush- faced, dry-lipped, perspiring. City police chief James Car- penter says his department is willing to provide any city mer- chant with additional details on some of the tricks and gim- micks used by shoplifters or to offer other assistance to cut down this growing crime. New openings BETTY SHOP LTD. is sched- uled to open its second store in the city Thursday. It is to be located in the College Mall, ad- jacent to Don Wilson's Juniors Shop. FAIBFIELD APPLIANCE SERVICES LTD. is increasing the size of its business prem- ises from to square feet. The expanded premises NO HAIKU THIS ACROSS at 1242-1244 3rd Ave. will provide square feet of showroom, compared with square feet now, plus expanded office and repair space. The business, in the same lo- cation five years, handles Mo- torola, Inglis, Sanyo and Hoov- er appliances plus a complete line of appliance parts and ac- ding shoplifters are tod dear. cessories. Losses are calculated in pric- j There is 12.000 square feet of ing anyway. The modern mer- parking at the side and rear chandising technique of point-1 "ie store. of-sale advertising and display outweighs the losses. One city woman informed me this week she alerted a clerk Manager Jim Fairfield, in business in the city 27 years, I said that every month this j year business has been up 33 to 50 cent over the com- his pockets with mer- j parable month last year. "We just had to expand." Expanded premises are to be ready by Thursday. a customer who was about chandise. Tlie clerk informed her she couldn't do anythin about it. The fellow left the store with unpaid merchandise Other customers paid througl higher prices. It is up to the individual mer chant what IK wants to do about this rapidly increasing crime waye called shoplifting If a store could guarantee me the lowest prices hi town provided I could be searchec before leaving the store, would buy at that store. In an attempt to cut shop- lifting losses without increas- ing staff, one major European store is soliciting the help of customers. If a customer re- ports a shoplifter, the store will pay the customer 40 to 60 per 1 Rent 6 Moslem priests. 11 Tries out. 16 Engine part. 21 Thespian, Brazilian seaport, 23 Silas Marner author. 24 Scent. 25 With 46, 54, and 131 across, from bad to worse, and vica versa. 89 Strop. 30 Letters. 31 Beat Itl 32 Ringing. 83 Redcaps! abbr. 34 Scatten birds. 35 1 Thin strip of wood, Z Rever- berate, S Sun diskt 4 Tender. E Before. G Mental capacity 7 Staffs of authority. J Sweetsop, 9 Gullet, 10 Cuts deeply, 11 Yellowish- red color. 12 Greece. 13 Thailand, 14 Wool weight, 15 Salary. 16 Indian rulers. 17 Kind ot 11-A 36 Wastelands, 40 Refrigera- tors. 41 Stato founder. 42 Facility. 45 See 25-A. 50 A letter. B1 Midday. 62 Adherent: suff. Musketeer. 64 See 25-A, 61 Macaw. 63 Rugged crest. 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