Retail bosses call for better abuse protection for staff

Aldi customers outside store

Retail bosses are urging police forces across the UK to better protect staff from abuse as the rate of retail crime reaches new heights. 

Executives at Sainsbury’s, BootsM&S and Aldi are among the names signed on a letter calling for assaults on retail staff to be better recorded.

The news comes as research suggests that two in five retail workers are facing abuse from customers on a weekly basis.

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