A recent report by AdWeek places choice cuts of filet mignon and bottles of Jameson whiskey as two of the most stolen items during the busy holiday shopping season. The rest of the lest is populated by items like iPhones and Gillette Mach 4 shaving razors.
Along with the list of the most stolen items come some rather jaw dropping shoplifting statistics, such as “one in every 11 people who walk through the door are likely to walk out with at least one item he or she didn’t pay for.” Who knew so many of us were sticky fingers?!
Among the top items for theft, as mentioned before, were choice cuts of meat. The statistic seems to be backed by law enforcement and the U.S. Department of Justice, citing that the loss rate for “luxury meat” had risen 21 percent between 2009 and 2011.
Expensive alcohols were next on the list, either a target by people who are hard up for a drink but can’t/won’t drop the bucks to do so, or those who simply get a rush relieving their pre-ID days of running out of a supermarket with a cart full of unpaid liquor. Addiction can also play a role.
The rest of the list is pretty interesting, but none of it is edible (unless you enjoy chomping on AXE deoderants and sucking on the latest ELMO toy).