TRA Plastic Container Theft Task Force Shuts Down Another Illegal Grinder

In October, our Plastic Crate Task Force Investigator got a┬átip from one of the member company employees that they saw a pick up loaded with plastic containers being delivered to what looked like a recycling location. Our Investigator placed the location under surveillance and over the next month or so collected pictures and video of […]


Stop Theft of Plastic Products Initiative (S.T.O.P.P.)

In 2013, a small group of Texas Retailers Association members came together with a common problem: Their businesses were targets of a widespread crime spree (theft of plastic containers/pallets) that spanned the entire city of Houston, Texas. The increasing frequency and the amount of containers/pallets of these crimes was a cause for alarm. However, it […]


ORC | Loss Prevention

Organized Retail Crime (ORC) refers to professional shoplifting, cargo theft, retail crime rings and other organized crime occurring in retail environments. ORC crimes cost retailers close to $37 billion a year. Shoplifting In 2015, shoplifting accounted for 38% of retail inventory loss, according to a joint survey by the National Retail Federation and the University […]