Guess what? America isn’t the only country where store employees get a kick out of secretly spying on customers. According to a new report out of Germany, managers of several supermarkets of the Aldi discount chain have been filming female shoppers as they bend over refrigerators, reach for stuff on shelves and walk around stores.
Spiegel says the footage taken by branch managers at various locations focused on female customers shopping in short skirts and low-cut tops. The videos were then burned onto CDs and handed out to other staff members, says the report.
Other cameras were installed in areas where staff don’t come into contact with any customers, and without signs posted to alert people to surveillance.
Aldi SÃ¼d manages the stores, and wouldn’t comment on the specific case, but did say that mobile cameras “are only used to protect our staff, customers and suppliers from dangerous situations and hold-ups, for preventive purposes and to protect property.”
Aldi also has stores in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia.