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March 14, 2009

Supermarkets putting electronic security tags on lobster

Posted: 10:08 PM ET

TimesOnline.com

SHOPPERS are staying loyal to gourmet food during the recession – but many are walking out without paying. And now supermarkets are waging electronic warfare against a new wave of discerning shoplifters.

Sainsbury’s, Marks & Spencer and Tesco are putting electronic tags on lobster, parmesan cheese and prime cuts of steak to deter light-fingered foodies.

Historically, supermarkets have attached security tags to small, valuable items targeted by thieves, such as perfume, DVDs and razor blades – the most commonly stolen item. Now they are tagging joints of lamb, organic chickens and even pecorino cheese.

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kenny   March 14th, 2009 10:32 pm ET

oh my goodness, Whole Foods too ? will ck tomorrow.


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