By Peyton Bigora
Source: Grocery Dive

Grocers’ war against shrink wages on with new moves by Kroger, Giant Food and Safeway.

Kroger confirmed in an email Tuesday that six of its Columbus, Ohio-area stores recently added safety measures, including receipt checks, in response to increased incidents of theft. Though in the early stages of implementation, Kroger has “received positive feedback from associates and customers,” Mark Bruce, a Kroger spokesperson, said in a statement.

Local news reports noted that shoppers are also no longer allowed to bring in suitcases, duffle bags or roller bags at those select stores and that the grocer has the right to search bags, Spectrum News 1 reported. Kroger did not respond to questions about this policy.

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