"Pushing Out Profits: LP's Missed Opportunity"
Uncovers the True Cost of Renegade Shopping Carts
RALEIGH, September 15, 2016 - Ever wonder how much a lost shopping cart truly
costs? Wonder no more with the Calibration Group's whitepaper, "Pushing Out
Profits: Loss Prevention's Missed Opportunity" sponsored by Rocateq USA.
"Unfortunately, Loss Prevention teams get trapped into only looking at certain
sources of loss," said Tim Bartkowiak, LPC, Vice President of Sales and
Marketing. "We want to remind retailers thousands of dollars can be saved with
cart containment programs. Rocateq is pleased to sponsor this whitepaper to
equip Loss Prevention teams with insight to a problem they might not otherwise
"Calibration's whitepaper also raising significant statistics about the true
cost of losing just one shopping cart," continued Bartkowiak. "Consider this: If
one 250-store chain lost one shopping cart per store to theft per year, then at
a replacement cost of $125 per shopping cart, the total cost of replacing 250
carts would be $31,250! These are staggering stats that truly make a huge impact
on a retailer's bottom line."
Shoplifters use shopping carts to steal large quantities of merchandise in one
trip by filling a shopping cart with large quantities of high-dollar
merchandise. Calibration Group's whitepaper revealed the average loss incurred
by a single push-out is estimated at $429. Not only are push-outs and stolen
shopping carts common sources of direct financial loss, they are also sources of
Rocateq is a leading international cart containment, and business intelligence
solution provider. Rocateq is committed to providing retailer's quality,
valuable and actionable technology, and software that contributes to smarter
shrink control solutions and profit enhancement. As any retailer knows, smarter
shrink control equals profit growth.
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