Talkin’ Turkey

The holidays are upon us which means fun, food, and shopping. A big item to buy at the supermarket is turkeys and a growing trend involves not buying them at all.

Sweethearting” is when a cashier sneaks a turkey through the checkout for a shopper without actually scanning the item.

StopLift is a company implementing new technology to stop this illegal activity.

Tara chatted with founder Malay Kundu about StopLift’s strategy to save the turkeys.

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Sweethearting Turkeys by KLAS News, Las Vegas (CBS affiliate)

Sweethearting / Scan-Avoidance takes many forms – Malicious Sweethearting, Operational Scan-Avoidance, Basket-Based Loss, Self-Checkout Theft, Refund Fraud, etc.

StopLift’s ScanItAll™ video analytics software uses your existing checkout cameras to visually determine what occurs during each and every POS transaction to identify loss at both manned and self-checkouts.

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NBC 10 News – Technology helps prevent grocery theft during holiday season

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Many people will be picking up their Thanksgiving turkeys this weekend, but not everyone will be paying for them.

Grocery stores are about to see a big spike in turkey thefts. Stolen birds put a huge dent in the stores’ bottom lines. Grocers need to sell 50 turkeys to offset the cost of one theft, which is why many grocers are now investing in a new, high tech set of eyes.

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