‘Everyone should sign the petition calling on government to fight retail crime’

Helen Dickinson

As violence and abuse of retail staff becomes a pandemic, BRC chief executive Helen Dickinson urges the industry to pressure politicians to take decisive action

My inbox sometimes feels like a measure of what’s on the minds of retailers. Lots of incoming messages on a particular issue remind me of Covid times. But the mass of emails I am currently receiving describe a different sort of epidemic to the one in 2020 – the rocketing crime levels bearing down on retail.

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