Feb. 8, 2024, 6:05 p.m. | Bianca Gonzalez

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The New Zealand grocery cooperative Foodstuffs North Island announced it is implementing facial recognition in 25 of its New World and Pak'nSave stores for a 6 month trial. The company says the move is in response to a 34 percent increase in retail crime from October to December 2023 compared to the previous three months.

From October to December, Foodstuffs saw 4719 separate criminal offenses. “Shockingly, one of our security team was stabbed recently and our people are being punched, …

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