UK supermarket tracks £5 (€5.90) steaks via satellite to deter thieves
By Anna Ellis • July 11, 2022 • 3:21 PM
A UK supermarket is tracking £5 (€5.90) burgers via satellite to deter thieves. Image: Lightspring/Shutterstock.com
A co-operative in West Bridgford, Nottingham, England, has placed high-value meat products in GPS-tracked security cases and blocks of cheese have also been security-tagged according to the Mail on Monday July 11.
A Co-op spokesperson confirmed that: “Co-op has been involved in a small-scale trial of new packaging for higher value products such as meat for several years, with the added security providing an added deterrent. if a store is locally experiencing shoplifting issues.
More than a third of Britons are struggling financially amid the worst cost of living crisis since the 1970s, according to a new poll.
Inflation is expected to climb to 11% by October, putting even more pressure on the average household.
Insurance company LV= conducted a ‘wealth and well-being’ survey of 4,000 people and more than half of adults said their finances had deteriorated in the last quarter.
The Wealth and Wellbeing Survey showed the most negative results since June 2020, when its quarterly survey first began.
Many Britons predict things will get worse, with 43% expecting their finances to deteriorate over the next few months.
Food prices are rising at the fastest rate in 13 years.
The situation is believed to have arisen thanks to a perfect storm of rising post-pandemic demand and rising energy, fuel and transportation costs, compounded by the invasion of Ukraine and the resulting grain shortage. .
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