It’s About More Than Carts

My name is Rick Whidden, and for 16 years I’ve have lived loss prevention and anti-theft strategies at the nation’s…

“D&D Live in DC: Innovations in Pushout Theft Prevention” an interview with Gus Downing

Pushout theft is a phrase used to describe a method of shoplifting in which unpaid merchandise is loaded into shopping carts and simply pushed out of retail stores. It has been considered an epidemic that has been plaguing retailers for years. According to, pushout thefts cause an average loss of $562 per incident. With those types of losses, it’s no wonder why the 2017 National Retail Security Survey indicates losses attributed to shoplifting are estimated to be roughly $18 billion annually.