Checkpoint Systems Announces
Worldwide Deployment of RFID-based EAS With Global Apparel Retailer
Products RFID Source Tagged to Improve Merchandise Availability
and Boost Loss Prevention Efforts
N.J. – Feb. 18, 2014 –
Checkpoint Systems, Inc., a leading global supplier of merchandise
availability solutions for the retail industry, today announced that it is
partnering with a major European apparel and leisure goods retailer to roll-out
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) solutions in hundreds of stores around the
The news closely follows Checkpoint’s announcement of
Kohl’s Department Stores’ RFID deployment.
EVOLVE Exclusive E10
The leading European global category leader is simultaneously rolling out
EVOLVE Exclusive E10 Radio Frequency (RF)- and RFID-based systems across 18
countries and carrying out an extensive RFID source-tagging program, as well as
Alpha high-theft solutions to protect high-risk merchandise.
The key challenge for the retailer was to improve its inventory visibility while
enhancing its loss prevention capabilities in store. The retailer tested
Checkpoint’s unique Wirama Radar technology and found that it delivered a
superior performance. By identifying the location and direction of movement of a
tagged item in-store, Wirama Radar can distinguish whether an item is simply
merchandised near the exit or potentially being stolen. As a result, the
retailer is able to increase its selling area by utilizing the valuable space
close to the store exit without causing false alarms that can affect the
consumer shopping experience.
Source Tagging and Check-Net
Building on its experience with RF EAS source tagging, the retailer has moved
one step forward by implementing an RFID
source tagging program to ensure items arrive in stores shelf-ready, freeing
employees from manually checking deliveries or applying labels to merchandise
before they reach the shop floor. RFID also means that the chain can maintain
perpetual inventory accuracy more efficiently than with manual inventory counts.
Source tagging, which involves EAS or RFID labels being applied to products
during the manufacturing process, is helping retailers boost profitability
through improved efficiency.
Check-Net, Checkpoint’s web-based platform, which is fully integrated within
the retailer’s IT system and the strategically located print shops, the
retailer’s vendors can easily order and receive fully integrated tickets at the
point of manufacturing. The service, which complies with the retailer’s request
for high-speed printing and high standards for corporate and environmental
social responsibility, ensures the consistency of the brand and the quality of
the labels delivered to the vendors.
Per Levin, president and chief sales officer for Merchandise Availability
Solutions for Checkpoint Systems, said, “This particular category leader needed
a company with a global footprint that could deliver within an ambitious
timeline in all its countries. We believe apparel retailers will increasingly
prefer to deal with one partner able to match their overall RFID software,
services, hardware and labels needs. As more and more retailers are moving
forward with RFID deployments to enhance their competitive edge, Checkpoint is
providing the deep expertise and robust solutions that come from a sole focus on
RFID for retail."