Aldi security tags its Dairy Milk bars in bid to stop thieves
Aldi security tags its Dairy Milk, Mars and Snickers bars in bid to stop thieves
- Aldi store in North Tyneside – saw various chocolate bars security tagged
- Packs of Cadbury Twirl which were selling for less than £1.50 were tagged
Aldi has security tagged its Dairy Milk, Mars and Snickers bars in a bid to stop shoplifters.
The images – which were taken at an Aldi store in Wallsend, North Tyneside – saw various chocolate bars with the yellow security tag sticker slapped across them.
Some of the sweet treats that had the sticker on it were selling for less than £2, such as the Cadbury Twirl which was priced at £1.15, whilst others, such as KitKat Chunky costed £1.50.
Snickers and Mars bars – which were selling for £.159 – also had the yellow sticker on the packaging.
An Aldi customer was quoted in The Sun as being ‘horrified’ to see the stickers on the confectionery products.
The classic Dairy Milk bar, which was selling for £1.17 at the store was tagged, along with a multi-pack of Double Deckers and Crunchies, amid the cost-of-living crisis
The images – which were taken at an Aldi store in Wallsend, North Tyneside – saw various chocolate bars which had the yellow security tag sticker slapped across them
Aldi has security tagged its Dairy Milk, Mars and Snickers bars in a bid to stop shoplifters
They also hit out at the budget store and said it was ‘ridiculous’ to put tags on items which cost ‘so little.’
They said: ‘It made me think twice about buying the confectionery.’
The classic Dairy Milk bar, which was selling for £1.17 at the store was tagged, along with a multi-pack of Double Deckers and Crunchies, amid the cost-of-living crisis.
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According to the Northern Echo, crime statistics from insurance company Money.co.uk listed Newcastle Upon Tyne as one of the authorities with the highest shoplifting crimes.
At the time of report, Newcastle had a population of 298,264 and 8.91 shoplifting crimes per 1,000 per annum.
In September, Co-op removed chocolates from their boxes and displayed empty packets in a bid to prevent shoplifting.
Dummy packets of Ferrero Rocher, empty jars of Nescafe, and multipacks of John West tuna caged in security cases have been snapped at one south London store.
The supermarket retailer put some of its selected lines under lock and key to stop organised gangs from swiping products from shelves amid a rise in shoplifting.
Other products in empty boxes include Lindt chocolates and Fairy liquid with a sign telling shops to ask a member of staff for the product.
Tags were also seen on toilet rolls in a Tesco Express store in Bromley and Beckenham, south London, where the shoplifting rate is one of the highest in the country.
The tags are placed on the plastic wrapping of Andrex rolls, which cost £3.75 for four.
A customer who bought the rolls said: ‘We only realised the tags were on there when we left the store and the alarms went off, which was quite embarrassing.
‘We had a look at what we’d bought in case we hadn’t paid for something or a tag had been left on, then we realised it had to be the loo rolls.
‘All we could think was if they’re putting tags on toilet roll, things must be bad.’
Revels, which were selling for £1.50 were tagged with a security sticker
Some of the sweet treats that had the sticker on it were selling for less than £2, such as the Cadbury Twirl, has been priced at £1.15, whilst others, such as KitKat Chunky cost £1.50
Cadbury Twirl was also another sweet treat that had been security tagged
Crunchie and Double Decker bars were tagged, despite them costing less than £1.50
Loo roll has proven to be hugely sought-after item in the past – during the pandemic, people stockpiled toilet roll, stripping supermarket shelves as people bulk-bought ridiculous amounts.
This comes as bosses at nearly 90 retailers including Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Boots have joined forces to call for a crackdown on brazen shoplifters bringing chaos to Britain’s streets.
The 88 companies, who also include WH Smith, Aldi, Primark and Superdrug, have written to the Government to demand action as Britain’s shoplifting epidemic spirals out of control.
The retail giants – who are usually bitter rivals – are urging the Government to make assaulting, threatening or abusing a retail worker a specific crime – something which exists in Scotland already.
MailOnline have contacted Aldi for comment.
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