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February 22, 2017

MECCA MAXIMA LOWERS SHRINKAGE BY 50% WITH CHECKPOINT EAS

At the most recent Retail Risk Conference in Melbourne, Mecca Maxima shared their loss prevention success story that resulted in a 50% reduction in shrinkage.


January 15, 2017

CHECKPOINT’S WIND RFID LABEL DEBUTS FOR RETAIL COSMETIC, OTHER MERCHANDISE VISIBILITY APPLICATIONS

Featured In: The BarCode News
Description: Checkpoint Systems, Inc., a leading global supplier of Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) and RFID solutions for the retail industry, today announced here at NRF's Annual Convention & EXPO its Wind RFID label for cosmetics categories and many other merchandise visibility applications.


January 14, 2017

RFID TRENDS: WHAT’S AHEAD IN 2017, PART 2

Featured in: IOT Journal

Description: Leading solution providers speak out on the business and technology issues that will impact adoption in the near future.


January 8, 2017

RFID TRENDS: WHAT’S AHEAD IN 2017, PART 1

Featured in: RFID Journal

Description: Leading solution providers speak out on the business and technology issues that will impact adoption in the near future.


November 30, 2016

RFID 24-7: RETAIL HOLIDAY GLOBAL FORECAST: RFID ADDRESSES PROFITABILITY STRAINS

Featured in: RFID 24-7
Description: The recently published 2016 Retail Holiday Season Global Forecast, underwritten by an independent grant from Checkpoint Systems, provides an analytical view of business risks that major retailers face during this holiday season in 13 global markets.


November 8, 2016

‘TIS THE SEASON TO BE SHOPLIFTING

Featured in: Finder.com

Description: The silly season is almost upon us and while most Australians are planning to spend big on gifts this year, a new study reveals a proportion of shoppers and staff intend to give themselves a five-finger discount, with retailers anticipating significant losses in the lead up to Christmas.


August 17, 2016

RFID 24-7: RFID ON THE FRONT LINES: 5 WAYS TO EMPOWER RETAIL ASSOCIATES

Featured In: RFID 24-7
Description: Empowering retail employees with RFID can make a measurable difference in retail operations and in-store experience. Getting store associates excited about new RFID systems is the first step. In this article Checkpoint program manager Sonya Weed discusses five proven ways to engage front line employees across the retail chain, across 100s or 1000s of stores.


February 22, 2016

JAPANESE RETAILER AEON TRIES OUT CHECKPOINT’S RFID-ENABLED ROBOT

Featured In: RFID Journal
Description: Japanese general-merchandise chain Aeon Retail is piloting an RFID-enabled robot to track inventory at its flagship store in Chiba, as well as rolling out an RFID-based electronic article surveillance (EAS) system, using technology provided by Checkpoint Systems.


December 8, 2015

DECATHLON SEES SALES RISE AND SHRINKAGE DROP, AIDED BY RFID

Featured In: RFID Journal
Description: The French sporting goods retailer is using RFID technology at over 900 stores and warehouses worldwide, including Checkpoint RFID-EAS tags and pedestals.


December 2, 2015

CLOTHING RETAILER JBC DEPLOYS RFID ACROSS ALL 144 STORES

Featured In: RFID 24-7
Description: Belgium’s largest clothing retailer is now able to track items from the moment of production at its 100 suppliers around the world, up to the time they are sold. The RFID solution from Checkpoint Systems also allows all 144 stores to function as distribution centers to process online purchases.


May 13, 2015

CHECKPOINT OFFERS RTLS SOLUTION FOR HIGH-VALUE RETAIL GOODS

Featured In: RFID Journal
Description: Checkpoint extends real-time visibility solutions to RTLS tracking for luxury goods to reduce shrinkage and enhance the shopping experience.


May 1, 2015

CHECKPOINT STAYS NIMBLE IN CHANGING RETAIL MARKET

Featured In: SCAN - The Data Capture Report
Description: New "Slim" and "Whisper" tags target health, beauty, and cosmetics applications. Article on pages 4-6.


October 13, 2014

4 Trends For A&D Value Chains: New Opportunities, New Challenges

Featured In: Manufacturing Business Technology Magazine
Description: Within the aerospace and defense segment, four trends are driving the adoption of RFID to achieve improved process automation, efficiency and traceability.


October 7, 2014

Expert Column: Addressing Grocers’ Supply Chain Challenges with RFID Tech

Featured In: Progressive Grocer
Description: As food retailers expand merchandise categories to increase customer shopping frequency and market share, they face challenges in applying the right technology mix to meet the needs of merchandise expansion.


September 29, 2014

Alpha Spins a Continuous Web of Innovation

Featured In: LP Magazine
Description: Loss prevention managers and retailers have one goal in mind when it comes to shrink management—develop more sophisticated ways to prevent or detect theft, while creating an “open merchandising” environment that encourages shoppers to buy more. To meet that goal, Alpha leads the industry when it comes to designing and engineering many of the most innovative and utilized high-theft solutions.


September 24, 2014

Why EAS Helps Food Retailers Deliver a Superior Customer Experience

Featured In: LP Magazine
Description: EAS programs help support open merchandising enabling grocery shoppers to handle and conveniently purchase items without the assistance of store personnel, creating a superior experience for the customer.


June 25, 2014

EAS Myths & Realities

Featured In: Progressive Grocer
Description: EAS has been protecting stores against retail shrink for more than 40 years, and the technology has evolved along with grocery retailing. Changes in EAS technology over the past 10 years have significantly reduced its limitations and increased its benefits, so that some myths that were true several years ago now no longer represent reality.


June 1, 2014

Using What Works

Featured In: STORES Magazine
Description: Online tool allows retailers to evaluate and improve shrink management strategies.


May 30, 2014

Omni-channel in Action: Driving Visibility and Efficiency through Item Level RFID

Featured In: Apparel Magazine
Description: Merchandise Visibility General Manager Sarath Chandershaker outlines how RFID provides the real-time inventory infrastructure to deliver the promise of omni-channel retailing.


May 16, 2014

A New Source Tagging Roadmap

Featured In: LP Magazine
Description: Participants at the National Source Tagging symposium demonstrated how source tagging provides significant benefits for both manufacturers and retailers and outlined a roadmap for future collaboration.


April 16, 2014

Checkpoint Partners With Mojix to Offer Passive RTLS in Stores

Featured In: RFID Journal
Description: The system, using Checkpoint software and Mojix's OmniSense UHF reader and antenna array, is being tested by a high-value apparel retailer to make inventory tracking for replenishment and business analytics "hands-free."


February 19, 2014

Apparel Retailer Deploys RFID Across 18 Countries

Featured In: RFID 24-7
Description: An apparel and leisure retailer deploys Checkpoint Merchandise Visibility RFID software for inventory management and loss prevention.


January 14, 2014

Kohl’s Rolls Out RFID; More Deployments On Tap For This Week

Featured In: RFID 24-7
Description: The biggest news out of this week’s NRF Big Show in New York was Tuesday’s announcement by Checkpoint Solutions that Kohl’s Department Stores has rolled out RFID.


January 14, 2014

Kohl’s Rolls Out RFID for Select Product Categories at Its Stores

Featured In: RFID Journal
Description: The RFID solution, provided by Checkpoint, was taken live at the retailer's stores and distribution centers.


January 1, 2014

Small Tag, Big Results

Featured In: NRF News
Description: Family Dollar recently deployed electronic article surveillance tags in a 200-store test and saw such positive results that the retailer is rolling out the system to all of its nearly 8,000 stores.


December 2, 2013

Disappearing Shrink

Featured In: Chain Store Age
Description: Family Dollar cuts loss with chainwide rollout of RF-based EAS technology. Family Dollar has been using EAS technology to reduce shrink at select high-risk locations for 15 years. Three years ago, the retailer decided that using EAS at all of its 7,900 stores would help control shrink throughout the chain.


November 7, 2013

Major North American Retailer Adopts Checkpoint Systems’ RFID Solutions

Featured In: RFID Journal
Description: Checkpoint Systems has announced that a North American retail chain has finished deploying Checkpoint's RFID solutions in all of its more than 1,000 stores.


November 7, 2013

North American Retailer Deploys RFID at 1,000 Stores

Featured In: RFID 24-7
Description: RFID is becoming mainstream in the retail sector and incredibly simply to deploy. Checkpoint Systems announced yesterday that it has outfitted 1,000 stores for a major North American retailer with RFID technology. Checkpoint finished the project in 100 days, just in time for the busy holiday shopping season.


July 9, 2013

Accuracy In Action: Item-Level RFID Takes Off

Featured In: Apparel Magazine
Description: A variety of apparel brands and retailers are embracing item-level RFID and achieving benefits including inventory accuracy, increased sales and labor optimization.


June 30, 2013

Protecting the Good Stuff – Hendonism Wines Secures High-End Assortment

Featured In: STORES Magazine
Description: Much as its name suggests, Hedonism Wines is a place to find very fabulous, very expensive wines and spirits. A place to indulge, if you will. What sets the London retailer apart from other wine and spirit retailers, however, is the fact that those expensive bottles are displayed openly on shelves — not locked away in cases and cabinets.


March 29, 2013

C&A Expands RFID Usage to Track Inventory

Featured In: RFID Journal
Description: The clothing company plans to employ EPC tags and readers to manage shipments of high-demand items to a total of 25 stores, and to use the technology to monitor inventory at each location.


February 1, 2013

Shelf and Shrink Availability – Small Tag, Big Impact Sidebar

Featured In: STORES Magazine
Description: To gain a deeper understanding of how to further reduce losses in the retail community, Checkpoint Systems has partnered with ECR Europe and the University of Leicester for a four-year “Study on Shrink.”


February 1, 2013

Small Tag, Big Impact – Enhanced Performance Labels Reduce Shrink Rates

Featured In: STORES Magazine
Description: One of the starkest realities of retail theft is the number of missed sales that come about as the result of customers not being able to find the products they want on store shelves. But as anti-theft tagging technology has evolved, retailers have been able to reduce shrink rates by more than 20 percent — in some product categories, by as much as 50 percent — and that’s translated into increased sales.