The holiday shopping season is shaping up to be a great one for retailers. Mastercard says Black Friday sales were up 9 percent from last year and analysts are predicting a total holiday sales increase of 6 percent from 2017. But the news isn’t all good. While sales are up, so is retail theft. According to the National Retail Federation (NRF) retail theft is at an all-time high with a 7 percent increase from last year.