For shoplifters and their instore associates who missed last week's conference on shrinkage management in Cambridge, a few tips from criminologist Adrian Beck.
His tips to staff accomplices include attaching the barcode for a tin of beans to the wrist, so the checkout makes the right noises when their mate "buys" a bottle of whisky. Or what about sending themselves smaller items in the outgoing post?
And customers, how about picking up a TV in store and taking it straight over to the refund desk?