Thieves target food supply chain


Important Takeaways:

  • Food supply chain thefts rise in 2023, as price increases and inflation continue to have significant effect
  • Food continues to be the commodity most at risk of theft in the global supply chain and now accounts for a third of all hijacking incidents – up 29% on 2022. Amidst the ongoing impact of inflation globally, these data suggest thieves are increasingly targeting basic goods that have experienced significant price increases.
  • Theft of agricultural food products has also risen to 10% and now accounts for one in ten hijacking incidents.
  • Notable incidents from 2023 include one involving the theft of more than 52 tons of olive oil in Greece.

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