This Week in Springfield – Issue 100-13

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We cannot diminish the seriousness of retail theft – it is a CRIME. Myth: Theft most often occurs out of need. Fact: 80% of shoplifters had the money on them to purchase the product they were stealing. According to the list of most commonly stolen items, the crime is not occurring out of need. This list includes items like cigarettes, energy drinks, teeth whitening stripes and GPS devices. Increasing the retail theft felony threshold is not a solution – it is detrimental to the retail industry. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you to all attendees, event sponsors, reception caterers, legislators and speakers for making Business Day 2017 such a success! It was powerful and exciting to see the retail community come together to make our voices heard. ... See MoreSee Less

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