Apex attends Scottish Grocers’ Crime Seminar


Apex was proud to attend the Scottish Grocers’ Federation Crime Seminar on Thursday 14th March.

Sadly, crime and antisocial behaviour have been an increasing issue for the retail sector, and our ShopWatch Development Manager and Senior Sales Executive were at Hampton Park this week at the Scottish Grocers Federation to discuss how our services can assist in combatting these issues.

During the seminar, we discussed the 2023/2024 SGF report, as it reveals the devastating impact of crime on the Scottish convenience sector. We learnt that:

– 100% of convenience retailers agree that shoplifting has increased in the past year, while 99.5% say that shoplifting is now a daily occurrence.

– More than nine out of every ten stores report that violence against staff occurs at least once a week and Hate Crime once a month (92.8% and 92.7% respectively)

– Over half (56.9%) of respondents also report experiencing daily incidents of abuse when refusing a sale or when asking for proof of age.

At Apex Radio Systems, we’re committed to assisting businesses in the retail and hospitality sector to join and develop ShopWatch and PubWatch Schemes.

During the seminar we showcase the latest product release, the VoCoVo Series 5 Pro.

Designed exclusively for retail, Series 5 Pro is the first team headset of its kind. It’s the only headset crafted in direct response to feedback from retailers, by the experts with over 20 years of experience supporting them. Every element has been tested to deliver the comfort, durability and performance that retail colleagues and leaders asked for.

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