Uk Supermarkets Introduce Counterfeit Coffee To Fight Shoplifting

In a supermarket in London, the capital of England, fake coffee jars were placed against theft in the wake of rising coffee prices. "Please ask the attendant for help" was written on them.

A Co-op store in Walthamstow used ‘counterfeit’ products in jars of instant coffee, which have risen in price due to inflation.

A paper was seen on one of the jars with the words “This product is a model, not for sale, please ask a member of staff for assistance”.

The manager of the supermarket, which operates a franchise model, said that his priority was to protect staff safety, as theft could occur.

According to the National Statistics Office, the price of instant coffee has increased by 13 percent in the last year.

Last year, amid Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine, food prices skyrocketed.

Food inflation fell to 15.4 percent in the year to May, according to a survey by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and Nielsen.

However, the overall inflation rate in grocery stores reached a new high of 9 percent for coffee, chocolate and non-food items.

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