Tide detergent is being targeted nationally by thieves who covet its brand recognition, as illustrated in this infographic. "There's no serial numbers and it's impossible to track," said Detective Larry Patterson of Somerset, Ky. In response, CVS has begun locking up Tide and other detergents. "It's also a concern if retailers try to restrict or make it difficult to buy these products," said Brian Sansoni of the American Cleaning Institute. "We understand that retailers need to take measures to minimize retail theft," but it's also important to allow ease of access for shoppers.
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