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Crimes committed against the convenience sector have reached an all-time high, with incidents of shoplifting and abuse of staff increasing dramatically.

While legislation to better protect shop workers in the UK is in progress, there is still so much more that needs to be done to help those serving their local communities be safe while at work.

Convenience Store’s ‘Breaking the Back of Rising Retail Crime’ webinar, organised in conjunction with sister titles The Grocer and Forecourt Trader, brings together leading experts in a bid to highlight the impact of crime and how the issue could be better resolved, as well as offering additional guidance and insight for retailers struggling with crime at their stores.

Free to view at 11am on 22 May (and on demand thereafter), webinar speakers include National Police Chiefs’ Council national lead Amanda Blakeman, professor of criminology at City, University of London, Emmeline Taylor, Institute of Customer Service CEO Jo Causon, head of franchise for Welcome at Southern Co-op Mike Fitton, ACS communications director Chris Noice and director of Freshfields Market Benedict Selvaratnam.

Hosted by Convenience Store editor Aidan Fortune, the webinar will shine a light on the impact of retail crime before delving deeper into the finer points and uncovering potential resolutions.

Key topics covered will include the continued rise in retail crime; relationships between retailers and Police & Crime Commissioners; legislation to protect retail staff and what retailers can do to protect themselves and their teams.

Find out how crime is impacting the convenience sector and what needs to be done to tackle it by registering to watch Convenience Store’s FREE Breaking the Back of Retail Crime webinar.