Retail Trade Groups, Law Enforcement Target Black Market

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USA-IT partners featured in Convenience Store News to discuss the coalition’s efforts:

“Pennsylvania’s food and beverage retail industry is no stranger to the challenges posed by criminals operating in the black market. Organized retail theft is a growing problem here in Pennsylvania and across the country,” said Alex Baloga, president and CEO of the Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association. “No company or organization can singlehandedly defeat this problem. Only through partnerships between the public and private sectors like USA-IT can we finally rein in the criminal networks harming our communities through illegal trade.”

The Florida Petroleum and Marketers Association stated, “We have a long history of working collaboratively with law enforcement agencies and other stakeholders to combat threats to hard-working business owners and this effort is a great example of that work,” the association said.

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