Tesco makes change to chocolate aisle and shoppers say 'it's crazy'

Tesco shoppers have spotted chocolate bars in security boxes as a store clamps down on shoplifting. Tesco, which is the UK's biggest grocer, was seen to have popped Cadbury products and chocolate items in security boxes in a store in London.

"Chocolate bars locked in security boxes in Tesco superstore in London," wrote London and UK Street News on Twitter, now X, alongside an accompanying snap. A viewer replied: "As a Londoner since birth, I can confirm that this place is going to the dumps."

The picture was reportedly taken in Newham. Another said: "Saw a junkie couple kicking off at staff in the coop today. Staff member mentioned that the woman had been caught stealing over 100 times, had a court case recently and was just let off with a slap on the wrist.

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"We’ll just end up with whole shelves locked up at this rate." A third joked: "£2 for a dairy milk? No wonder people are stealing them… you’re trying to rob the customers… it’s an eye for an eye at this point." And another said: "If you don’t prosecute shoplifters this is what happens.

"Complete breakdown of law and order." Another said: "If it's to deter shop lifters, then it okay. I once learnt that often shoplifted low priced commodities have the ability to bring a store down." Another said: "It’s crazy how only a few years ago we started pushing the self checkouts which would of cut staffing down, soon they are going to need double the original staff amount just to open peoples shopping at the checkout."

"Saw someone buying six bottles of martini in tescos recently. With the time it took staff to remove all the security stuff, the cost of the security stuff etc, you gotta wonder if it's actually costing, or saving them money," another wrote back in reply.