Retail theft at Walmart may lead to raised prices and store closures, CEO says.
With retail thefts on the rise, Walmart's CEO says the company will have to start raising prices or even close stores.
In an interview Tuesday, CEO Doug McMillon indicated that would be the case if prosecutors continue to have a lax approach to shoplifting crimes, specifically organized retail theft.
Each store location has security measures in place, but the other part of the equation is partnering with local enforcement agencies to hopefully correct the issue over time, McMillon said.
A retail crime task force with the California Highway Patrol has increased their presence at shopping centers this holiday shopping season - to heighten visibility and make arrests.
Competitors like Target have also seen major increases in retail theft. »