Is a rise in store theft at Home Depot really linked to the opioid crisis?

Andy Uhler Dec 13, 2019
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Is a rise in store theft at Home Depot really linked to the opioid crisis?

Andy Uhler Dec 13, 2019
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In its quarterly earnings call this week, Home Depot executives said the company has a hypothesis that the nation’s opioid crisis might be contributing to a surge in thefts from its stores. But some observers are skeptical that a rise in Home Depot’s “shrink,” a retailer term for thefts, can be tied to opioids.

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