San Francisco officials question Walgreens store closures, say crime might not be only factor

San Francisco Mayor London Breed still acknowledged the city’s issue with retail theft

Public officials in San Fransisco took issue with Walgreen’s claims that organized retail theft is the reason behind some recent store closures in the city.

The pharmacy chain will shutter five locations, with a company spokesperson saying that “retail theft across our San Francisco stores has continued to increase in the past few months to five times our chain average” despite large increases in security.

San Francisco Mayor London Breed – who previously acknowledged the city’s issue with retail theft and announced plans to combat it – instead argued that the company has been having a hard time generating revenue in the city, likely prompting its decision to close certain stores.

“They are saying (shoplifting is) the primary reason, but I also think when a place is not generating revenue, and when they’re saturated — S.F. has a lot of Walgreens locations all over the city — so I do think that there are other factors that come into play,” Breed told reporters last week, according to The San Francisco Chronicle.

DAWG SAYS: MAYOR BREED IS NOT WELL KNOWN FOR ACCEPTING RESPONSIBILITY. HOW CAN ANY BUSINESS STAY IN THAT CITY UNDER THOSE CIRCUMSTANCES?


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