// Tesco make a security change to alcohol aisles ahead of Christmas
// The move comes after the retailer announced it will be checking customer receipts in some branches as they leave
Tesco is trialling a new change to alcohol aisles in store to tackle an increased in thefts.
The supermarket giant is trialling security barriers on aisles that serve alcohol following an increase in shoplifters due to the low levels of staff at the store during the night.
A store in Birmingham is predicted to be the first in the country to try out the security barrier which could be rolled out across the country if successful.
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It comes after Tesco announced it will be checking customer receipts in some branches as they leave.
The security barriers mean that all shoppers will be supervised by a member of staff when attempting to buy goods.
The barriers can be left locked when it is quiet or when there are fewer staff to supervise the aisle.
A supermarket source told The Sun that while its quite an extreme method to cut down on theft, its effective.
“They are a bleak sign of the times but will save Tesco a fortune.”