The Kroger Co. is joining the Buy Safe America Coalition, a diverse group of retailers, consumer groups, manufacturers, and law enforcement who support efforts to combat organized retail crime and protect consumers and communities from the sale of counterfeit and stolen goods.
“As retailers nationwide continue to battle organized retail crime, Kroger looks forward to partnering with the Buy Safe America Coalition to put an end to this public safety risk,” said Mark Stinde, Kroger’s vice president of asset protection. “We are proud to support the coalition’s efforts to pass the INFORM Consumers Act, which will bring much needed accountability to online marketplaces filled with goods stolen from store shelves.”
Kroger has been at the forefront of efforts to stop organized retail crime, according to Buy Safe America. The grocery retailer has a designated crime unit dedicated to preventing crime, and has initiated more than 2,000 organized retail crime cases. In addition, Kroger trains thousands of its associates to better understand and recognize instances of organized retail crime.