THOROFARE, N.J. - Jan. 5, 2016 -
Checkpoint Systems, Inc. (NYSE:CKP), a leading global supplier of
merchandise availability solutions for the retail industry, today announced that
RETAIL, a major Japanese retailer, is switching out existing acousto-magnetic
(AM) electronic article surveillance (EAS) systems for Checkpoint's radio
frequency identification (RFID)-upgradeable RF EAS systems to improve inventory
management and the shopping experience.
AEON RETAIL will also pioneer Checkpoint's RFID robot prototype (Video)
to automate the in-store inventory cycle-counting process so it can improve
inventory visibility and enhance the shopper experience.
AEON RETAIL and Checkpoint have begun to implement source-tagging for apparel
and consumer packaged goods merchandise. The source-tagging program will ensure
merchandise arrives at stores already tagged and shelf-ready. With these
solutions in place, AEON RETAIL aims to improve operational efficiencies with
accurate inventory visibility, automating tasks that allow staff to focus their
time on customer-facing activities, thus improving the overall shopper
AEON RETAIL has been piloting Checkpoint's RFID solution and will now expand it
to its latest flagship store. It will utilize Checkpoint's
Enterprise software fully integrated into its point-of-sale and point of
exit systems and Checkpoint's new
UNO RF/RFID label. This technology will enable AEON RETAIL to automatically
match its inventory with merchandise sales and identify to the unit any items
that left the store. The accuracy of the information will help reduce excess
inventory, reduce out-of-stocks and improve operational efficiencies.
The flagship store will also feature a first of its kind, Checkpoint's prototype
robot-enabled inventory counting solution. The robot will automate the inventory
cycle counting process to eliminate human-error, reduce operational costs and
shift what used to be an employee task to value-added activities where they can
better serve the shopper.
AEON RETAIL ensures that the investment in EAS (EVOLVE
iRange P10) can be upgraded to RFID and the labels can be utilized in
conventional EAS or in an RFID-enabled store for both loss prevention and
"We are excited to work with AEON RETAIL on this RFID pilot, and we are
committed to a successful and evolving inventory availability program for the
company," said Per Levin, President, Merchandise Availability Solutions,
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