Which retail goods are most alluring to professional shoplifters? The list may surprise you. According to a report by the National Retail Federation:
  • Meat
  • "Hipster" Books
  • Drugstore Pills
  • Alcohol
  • Baby Formula
  • Razors for Men
  • Brighton Jewelry
  • Cosmetics
  • Gadgets, Games, and Smartphones
The National Retail Federation report also shows that store theft is now on the decline, if only slightly -- retail theft decreased to 1.44 percent of sales in 2009, down from 1.51 percent in 2008.