Candle theft prevention device launched

Jarloc, a new solution to prevent candle theft will be widely available to all retailers from this September and is "set to make candle theft a thing of the past".

Candle theft
Candle theft
Theft of glass jar candles is reported by many retailers as a particular problem and losses can be as high as 30 per cent of turnover. Thieves target brands sold in garden centres such as Village & Yankee Candles, among others, often stealing in bulk.
Until now, retailers have used various methods to deter theft, including removing the lid of the jar, reducing stock holdings and applying security tags.
Jarloc is the idea of Jeremy Davies, managing director of GCS (GB) Limited, provider of the HTA security advice line and retail security specialist. It is a standalone, reusable security device specifically designed to protect glass jar candles from theft. Jarloc fits inside the top of the jar, locks into place, preventing access to the wick. The lid fits on top and the candle can be displayed as normal.
Davies said: "The problem of protecting glass jar candles from theft has been very difficult to solve. The shape of the jar does not lend itself to the existing range of security tags available in the market. Significant investment in product development and a new approach to an old problem was needed, ensuring effective protection for all retailers, not just those equipped with security tagging systems. Jarloc provides retailers the confidence to improve product availability to the consumer through increased shelf stock holding, leading to increased sales, while managing stock loss effectively."

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