Thursday, March 03, 2005

Via Turun Sanomat comes this interesting reference: according to the British Centre for Retail Research, Finland has Europe's second highest rate of "shrinkage" (stock loss from crime or wastage) in its retailing sector.

Hmm. It's even higher than France's, Germany's, Sweden's, and Estonia's (but not higher than Britain's, which takes the top "prize")

What could be the reason? Turun Sanomat points out that according to the study half of the figure can be ascribed to wastage, but the other half goes to theft, of which a full third can be ascribed to retail businesses' own staff.

Is something rotten in the state of Finland?


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