Retail’s priorities on Capitol Hill include organized retail crime and swipe fees. The 118th Congress is in full swing as lawmakers work toward achieving priority policy goals despite a narrowly divided legislature. Congress’s recent attention has been on raising the debt limit and dealing with the southern border.
Organized retail crime (ORC) is the large-scale theft of retail merchandise with the intent to resell the items for financial gain. ORC typically involves a criminal enterprise employing a group of individuals who steal large quantities of merchandise from a number of stores and a fencing operation that converts the stolen goods into cash. Learn more about how ORC differs from shoplifting, the impact it’s having on retailers across the nation and how NRF is working with lawmakers to combat the issue.
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