Twitter user Shawn Lim, shared on his Twitter page about how FairPrice has started locking up baby milk powder because of thefts.
Lim tweeted: “FairPrice has started locking up baby milk powder because apparently they are being stolen. Breaks my heart that there people out there struggling to feed their babies”
He accompanied his tweet with a photo of the rows of baby milk powders being locked behind a transparent glass.
A spokesperson for FairPrice said that this is part of a new initiative at their Bukit Batok MRT outlet, in a bid to prevent shoplifting.
The spokesperson added that the baby milk powders and other similar products are among the items that are typically shoplifted.
They added that they began the trial of the new initiative about 2 weeks ago, and that they will continue to assess the feasibility of continuing or extending this initiative.