The First WorldWide Shrinkage Survey has revealed that the most shoplifted food item on Earth is cheese, followed by fresh meat and candy.
So why cheese? According to Dr. Joshua Bamfield, director of the Centre for Retail Research:
“It’s not just grannies saying, ‘I need some cheese I’ll just go and steal it. A lot of the theft is for resale and a lot of this cheese will be resold into other markets or to restaurants.”
Haha…black market cheese.
It doesn’t help that cheese is apparently remarkably easy to steal since it’s small and easy to conceal. So, next time you pick up some singles for a sandwich, you may find them under bright lights and surrounded by security cameras.
(via Huffington Post)