The British Retail Consortium (BRC) is seeking responses from all retailers – including bakery retailers – to help gather data for its 13th annual Retail Crime Survey. The BRC hopes to gain a wider understanding on how crime affects the whole industry. The results will be published in October.

Kevin Hawkins, BRC director general, says: “Last year’s survey showed that crime and crime prevention cost the retail sector £2.13 billion – up 9% on the year before. This is clearly an issue that affects all retail businesses. Retailers can access the questionnaire on