By Brett T.
Retailers are bugging out of big blue cities. San Francisco’s flagship Whole Foods store lasted a whole year before closing down. So many supermarkets in Chicago have closed that the mayor has floated the idea of a city-owned grocery store. Employees are being told not to interfere if they see someone shoplifting and some have been disciplined for stepping in. Why not take some of the CEO’s money and hire more security guards said one wit, not understanding that the security guards also couldn’t do anything to stop a shoplifter. They don’t want to get sued.
We’ve seen laundry detergent chained together on the shelf. All of the CVS stores in D.C. are starting to look like this:
Due to the out of control crime, CVS in DC now doesn’t even keep merchandise on the shelves. Instead they just put photos of the items they have in stock. Dystopian pic.twitter.com/ppdanxhbr1
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) November 12, 2023
Nathaniel Meyersohn, consumer reporter for CNN Business, teased us with an explanation of what America’s “shoplifting panic” reveals…