Retail sector bucks trend by showing fall in cost of crime

first_imgRetail sector bucks trend by showing fall in cost of crimeOn 24 Mar 2004 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Thecost of crimes against retail businesses dropped by 45 per cent in the lastquarter of 2003, to just over £10m.Thereduction came despite a slight rise in the number of insurance claims relatingto crime in the sector, which affected 32 per cent of companies over the sameperiod – well above the national average of 17 per cent.However,according to the Business Crime Index from insurance firm AXA, retail is doingbetter than other sectors as the overall cost of crime has risen by 70 per centsince 2002, and by 7 per cent in the past three months. Onaverage businesses affected by crime end up worse off by more than £3,500 –without taking into account business disruption and the effect on reputationand staff morale. DavidFrost, director general of the British Chambers of Commerce, said: “Theindex shows that the cost of crime against business continues to pose a realthreat to many firms.”Crimeagainst business not only imposes a direct cost in terms of the theft of stockor equipment or the damage that it does to property; it also impacts negativelyon business performance by causing disruption to trading and hamperinginvestment.”By Mike Berry Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Lamps in light blue ‘weird’: Cahill

first_img The Blues were well on the way to winning the heavyweight clash against title rivals City, with substitute Schurrle putting them 1-0 in front shortly after Pablo Zabaleta’s sending off handed them the initiative. But it was the familiar figure of Chelsea’s record goalscorer Lampard – in the unfamiliar light blue of City – who ensured the spoils were shared with a trademark run into the box and a calm volleyed finish. Chelsea pair Andre Schurrle and Gary Cahill admit it was a strange experience to be on the receiving end of a Frank Lampard special on Sunday. The former England midfielder, on a short-term loan from his new employers New York City following 13 years at Stamford Bridge, had mixed emotions about his first strike for the club and he was not the only one to feel unusual about his decisive cameo. Centre-back Cahill told Chelseafc.com: ‘It was weird of course because you think of Frank in a Chelsea shirt. ‘It’s been that way for many, many years. We’ve seen him score that kind of goal so many times over the years.” Schurrle added: ” It’s strange to see him in another shirt. “We wanted to win this match but he scored for Man City. O f course it’s nice for him to get his first goal but we wanted the win and we were very close to that.” The German forward, who tapped in for his second goal of the season, conceded Chelsea were well-placed to take maximum points from the game. ‘It was important not to lose here, that’s what our goal was,” he said. “But when you’re so close to winning and you’re a man in front obviously it’s disappointing not to win, but we have to keep going now and win the next match.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Garry Monk rues Swansea’s ‘sluggish’ display in Watford defeat

first_imgSwansea manager Garry Monk rued his side’s “sluggish” display after they suffered their first defeat of the season at Watford on Saturday. For Watford, their first strike since the opening day of the season and first victory will come as a much-needed boost in their bid for Premier League survival. The home supporters celebrated wildly at the final whistle as their side survived seven minutes of injury time. “I am too old for this kind of extra-time – it was really long – but the experience of our players did really well in the situation,” said manager Quique Sanchez Flores afterwards. “We are really happy with the first win because we are wishing to score. When you create attempts but you don’t score, sometimes the players forget they are working well. “We told the players, ‘don’t worry, it is not a problem it is football’, but it is better if we score and the players can be happy.” Flores’ first Premier League win was all the more sweeter with his 12-year-old twins in attendance at a sun-drenched Vicarage Road. “It was really emotional for me as it is the first time that they came here to the stadium because they were in Spain before,” Flores added. “I like my kids here supporting me and they know today what I feel inside.” But the hosts, who had to see out most of the second half with only 10 men after Valon Behrami was dismissed for an apparent stamp on Andre Ayew, were good value for their victory. Swansea, 2-1 victors against Manchester United in their final match before the international break, were off the pace and Monk lamented his team’s performance. “It was a poor afternoon for us, and nowhere near the levels we require to do well in this league,” he said. “There was a lack of focus on the good things that we do – what we are capable of – and we went away from that today. “We were doing things that we do not normally do. We were sluggish with the ball and did not use the ball in the right areas and that is the reason we lost the game. “I am disappointed with a loss and I am not going to come in happy if I have just lost a game, but the manner in which we lost is the most disappointing bit.” Watford had not scored since the opening day of the Premier League season, but a long punt up field from goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes was headed down by Troy Deeney before Ighalo, who signed a new five-year deal on Friday, calmly converted from six yards. “It summed our day up – poor,” a visibly frustrated Monk said of Watford’s goal. “We had enough men there to deal with it and we didn’t. It was an extremely poor goal and I am disappointed with that.” Press Association Odion Ighalo scored the only goal of the game shortly before the hour mark to secure Watford’s first victory of their Premier League campaign. Heading into Saturday’s encounter, the Hornets had failed to score in their previous four outings, and were without a single shot on target in their last two. last_img read more

Football News Cristiano Ronaldo absence gives Kean chance to shine at Juventus

first_imgHe became the youngest Italian to score in over 60 years in their 2-0 Euro 2020 qualifying win over Finland last Saturday. He scored again in a 6-0 rout of Liechtenstein on Tuesday. Being in a star-studded squad alongside five-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo means that Kean’s opportunities of regular action have been limited. But ahead of Juventus’ return leg against Atletico, Allegri handed Kean his first Serie A start of the season against Udinese and the forward seized his rare opportunity with a brace.”I always try to be ready and train regularly so that I’m prepared when the time comes,” Kean said.”I learn from Cristiano Ronaldo, in training, I steal his secrets. I can only learn from him. It happens every day.” Juventus captain Giorgio Chiellini warned that his side has settled after the Champions League excitement.”A couple of weeks have passed and I think we’ve fully realised what happened, so are now even more fired up for these final two months of the season,” said the Italian defender, who has played over 500 games for Juventus.”We have a good advantage at the top of the table, but want to get the Scudetto sorted as soon as possible.”  Cristiano Ronaldo isn’t in the scheme of things because of injury. Moise Kean the chance to shine with Juventus after the teenager’s stunning breakthrough with Italy.Ronaldo looks set to miss the champions next three Serie A games. highlights Milan: Cristiano Ronaldo’s absence through injury could give Moise Kean the chance to shine with Juventus after the teenager’s stunning breakthrough with Italy during the international break. Ronaldo looks set to miss the champions next three Serie A games, against Empoli on Saturday, Cagliari on April 2, and AC Milan four days later after picking up a right thigh injury playing for Portugal.The 34-year-old was rested by Juventus in their last Serie A game after his hat-trick against Atletico Madrid sealed a place in the Champions League quarter-finals against Ajax. And without the Portuguese star, Massimiliano Allegri’s side suffered their first league defeat this season 2-0 against Genoa. Juventus are still closing in on an eighth consecutive Scudetto with a 15-point gap on second-placed Napoli. And Kean will be hoping to get a chance to showcase his talents for their first game at home against Empoli since their dramatic victory over Atletico in the Allianz Stadium. The 19-year-old won his first cap for Italy in a friendly last November, but it was his second appearance for the former world champions that has brought him into the spotlight. For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more