Stealing Food
August 20, 2013 | 04:09 PM

Publix is a privately held company that is partially owned by the employees. If they let her off the hook then who pays for the loss? All of the shareholders, or just 'some' of the shareholders? Average profit at a grocery store is between 1 and 5%, very low. In other words it would take Publix selling another $500 to $2000 worth of food to just get back to even for her theft. If she gets away with it, then what about the next person who steals? At what point does it not pay to keep the Publix open anymore because they have too many "freeloaders" also known as thieves? Sounds like the riots in Compton. No thanks.