8 Feb 2024

New World and PAK'nSAVE to trial facial recognition software to help battle crime

From Morning Report, 7:25 am on 8 February 2024

Starting Thursday, up to 25 New World and PAK'nSAVE supermarkets across the North Island will be testing facial recognition software.

Foodstuffs says their North Island stores had more than 4700 incidents of retail crime between October and December, up 34 percent from the previous quarter.

Foodstuffs North Island's general counsel Julian Benefield spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.