We recently wrote about Walmart being the 19th-ranked store for customer satisfaction - and the 8th-ranked national grocery chain in the state of Washington. 

There are 64 Walmarts in the State of Washington. They are an important affordable option for low-income families trying to stretch their dollars monthly. 

Even though their prices of goods are arguably the most affordable option, they suffer from a fair amount of shoplifting. 

Shoplifting has hurt Walmart

Theft has been the major reason why 23 stores have shut down, including one Walmart location in Washington.  With increased self-checkout lines in all grocery stores, the chain has seen increased losses.

Walmart parking lot
Walmart parking lot (CREDIT: Newstalk KIT)

According to Aisle of Shame - Here are the 10 Most Stolen Items at Walmart


#10 - Home Essentials

Most targeted? laundry detergent, toilet paper, and baby wipes.


#9 - Office Supplies

Pens, pencils, sticky notes, and paper clips.


#8 - Jewelry

Earrings, necklaces, and bracelets.


#7 - Apparel and Accessories

People need clean underwear - this item, along with shoes, hats, handbags, and sunglasses are popular targets.


#6 - Intimate Items

Pregnancy tests, condoms, and adult toys seem to grow legs and walk out.


#5 - Food

Packaged meat is the most shoplifted item in America - true also at Walmart locations. Other popular stole items include baby food, deli food, alcohol, and noodle packets.


#4 - Over the Counter Medication

Top stolen items include Pain relievers, laxatives, and pet medication - in that order.


#3 - Toys

Most stolen toys at Walmart locations? Hot-wheels, Pokemon cards, Yu-Gi-Oh Cards, and Magic the Gathering cards.


#2 - Small Electronics

From Watches and chargers to smartphones and headphones.


#1 - Cosmetics

Walmart thieves swipe lipstick, lip gloss, mascara and eyeliner, compacts, and hair dye most often. It's no wonder that the makeup section in our local Walmart location has a dedicated camera surveillance system

INFO: Aisle of Shame

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