Lidl GB To Introduce Body Cameras For All Store Staff Members

By: Trademagazin editor Date: 2023. 11. 14. 09:13

Lidl GB is introducing body-worn cameras for all store staff members across the UK, as part of its efforts to ensure the safety and security of both customers and colleagues.

Lidl GB has invested over £2 million (€2.3 million) in this initiative and will commence its roll-out at the end of November, with the aim of completing it by the spring of next year.

All Lidl, colleagues will receive training to ensure that the cameras are used safely and in a way that protects an individual’s privacy, the company noted.

Ryan McDonnell, chief executive officer of Lidl GB, said, “As a business with over 960 stores across the length and breadth of the country, safety and security has always been an absolute priority for us.

“While our stores are typically safe environments, retail crime is something that is impacting the whole industry. Our investment into ensuring all our stores have body-worn cameras is just one of the ways we’re taking action to protect and provide reassurance to our colleagues and customers.”

Retail Crime

Last month, Lidl became a founding member of Project Pegasus, a business and policing partnership that aims to combine law enforcement powers with industry knowledge to target serious and organised retail crime, committing £60,000 in funding over two years.

In October, 88 UK retail leaders, including the bosses of Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Marks & Spencer, signed a letter to Interior Minister Suella Braverman, demanding action over the rising rates of retail crime.


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