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January 18, 2018

Checkpoint Systems: ‘It’s Time for an EAS Revolution’

Featured In: Printed Electronics Now

January 18, 2018

Checkpoint Systems Announces Its First In-Store Underfloor RFID Solution

Featured In: Printed Electronics Now

December 15, 2017

Inventory Inaccuracy: That Three Percent Really Counts

Featured in: DC Velocity

November 14, 2017

Dick’s Sporting Goods Case Study Published in Stores Magazine

Featured In: Stores Magazine

September 25, 2017

How RFID Can Help You Get Omnichannel Ready

Featured In: Multichannel Merchant

September 22, 2017

Checkpoint Systems Launches EVOLVE-Store Update

Featured In: Printed Electronics

September 18, 2017

Top Considerations for RFID Tag Selection in Your Retail Project

Featured In: Retail Info Systems

August 9, 2017

Checkpoint Systems Debuts MicroFlex RF Label

Featured In: Retail Touch Points

June 14, 2017

Using RFID for Omnichannel Fulfillment Success

Featured in: Multi Channel Merchant

June 13, 2017

Key Factors That Will Make Or Break RFID Retail Deployments

Featured in: Retail Touch Points

April 6, 2017

Checkpoint Systems’ Versatile RFID Tags Are Helping Retailers Increase Revenue Through Inventory Visibility and Loss Prevention

Featured In: Deal Crunch

Description: The Crunch: Identifying and correcting inefficiencies, especially when it comes to inventory management, can do wonders to boost bottom lines. Inventory accuracy is integral to a merchant’s success. Through its innovative RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification) technologies, Checkpoint Systems is helping brands create perfect inventory visibility.

April 5, 2017

Checkpoint, RFID End-to-End, From Source to Store

Featured In: Chain Link Research

Description: Checkpoint is perhaps best known as a long-time leader in EAS (Electronic Article Surveillance). However, they have a considerably broader portfolio of products and services, including RFID and labeling hardware and software that extends from the retailers’ stores all the way back to the source manufacturer.

April 5, 2017

The RFID Market is On the Rise

Featured In: Printed Electronics

Description: The radio frequency identification (RFID) market has long been seen as a huge business. In the early 2000s, Walmart said that it expected to mandate RFID on all of its deliveries. However, the technology wasn’t quite ready yet.

April 5, 2017

Experts Expect the RFID Market To Grow

Featured In: Beauty Packaging

Description: RFID has become a force in the retail space and is about to pick up speed in all markets if experts' predictions are on the mark.

April 5, 2017

RFID can address shrinking inventories

Featured In: Security Today

Description: A number of recommendations to address retail shrink came out of the 2016 Retail Holiday Season Global Forecast, including the following:

February 22, 2017

Features Connecting to the Internet of Things

Featured in: Printed Electronics Now

Description: Carl Rysdon, VP of inventory control solutions for Checkpoint Systems, reported that RFID adoption is gaining significant momentum, particularly in retail and apparel.

February 22, 2017

Tagging Retail Items at the Source

Featured in: RFID Journal

Description: Retailers and suppliers are working together to achieve supply chain and internal benefits.

January 15, 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 23, 2016

Security InfoWatch: Report paints grim outlook for retail shrink during the holidays

Featured in: Security InfoWatch
Description: With annual Black Friday sales events set to take place across the country this week, the holiday shopping season is already in full swing for retailers. Many stores are heavily reliant on their fourth quarter sales, which have historically helped them to make up for revenue shortfalls that are commonly seen throughout the rest of the year. However, a recently published report reveals that the downsides of the holiday shopping period, which includes increased shrink, will have a significant impact on retailers’ ability to see a healthy profit margin during the final quarter.

November 23, 2016

MarketWatch: The nasty rise of ‘flash mob robbers’

Featured in: MarketWatch
Description: The rise of flash-mob robbers over the past seven years is one of the most “significant, emerging trends in retail,” says Ernie Deyle, a retail industry consultant and co-author of the Checkpoint Systems’ Retail Holiday Season Global Forecast. “These events have become more in vogue and popular via ‘viral-spread,’” he says, referring to how quickly surveillance videos of the heists are shared across social media.

November 8, 2016

Retail TouchPoints: You’d Better Watch Out: How To Avoid Holiday Retail Risks

Featured in: Retail TouchPoints
Description: The holidays are prime time for such losses. The retail cost loss burden for 2016 is expected to be $132 per person, but more than one third, approximately $50, is incurred during the final quarter of the year, according to the 2016 Retail Holiday Season Global Forecast.

November 7, 2016

Fortune: 10 Things Shoplifters Love to Steal During the Holidays

Featured in: Fortune
Description: According to a recent forecast by Checkpoint Systems, shoplifting as a percentage of sales spikes during the holiday season as thieves (including many retail employees) gravitate to pricier items as more shoppers come into stores.

November 5, 2016

WSJ MarketWatch: 10 bizarre things Americans steal during the holidays

Featured in: WSJ MarketWatch
Description: Shoplifting is a major problem for retailers around the holidays, says Ernie Deyle, the co-author of the Checkpoint Systems’ Retail Holiday Season Global Forecast released in October, and an industry consultant. Indeed, 37% of a store’s annual shrink loss — shrink is the revenue companies should receive minus what they do receive, due in large part to a combination of losses from shoplifting, employee theft and fraud — happens during the holiday season.

November 2, 2016

Fox News: Holiday shoplifters top stores’ naughty lists

Featured in: Fox News
Description: Checkpoint Systems' Retail Holiday Season Global Forecast finds shoplifting is responsible for 37 percent of store's annual shrink loss

October 31, 2016

Bloomberg: Land of the Free Is Also Home of the Five-Finger Discount

Featured In: Bloomberg
Description: As retailers gear up for the holiday shopping season, concerns about “loss prevention” -- more commonly known as theft -- are never far from their minds. U.S. stores suffer the highest rate of theft as a percentage of total sales among the world’s biggest retail markets, while British and French retailers are the least susceptible. {graphic}

October 26, 2016

Innovative Retail Technologies: Report Projects Apparel, Toys And Electronics Will Be Most Stolen Items This Holiday Season

Featured in: Innovative Retail Technologies
Description: As we enter the 2016 holiday shopping season, retailers are gearing up their fulfillment and stocking strategies to make the most of consumer dollars. They should also be addressing retail shrink and loss prevention, however, as apparel, children’s toys, electronics and electronic accessories are expected to be the most stolen items this holiday season in the U.S., according to the 2016 Retail Holiday Season Global Forecast.

The study, underwritten by an independent grant from Checkpoint Systems, Inc., and executed by retail loss prevention analyst Ernie Deyle examined the typical business risks faced by major this holiday season. The 13 markets covered in the report span North America, Europe and Asia, and include the U.S., Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, UK, Australia, China, Hong Kong and Japan.

October 19, 2016

RFID 24-7: Brands Could See Sales Gains of $10M or More from Source Tagging

Featured in: RFID 24-7
Description: While the increasing use of RFID by brands is a welcome trend, it does present some complexities because of the high number of suppliers, retailers and end customers in the mix. So how can brands get the most ROI with RFID implementations? Here are five recommendations, courtesy of Checkpoint Solutions.

October 18, 2016

Chain Store Age: Report: Retailers will lose $50 per person in shrink this holiday season

Featured in: Chain Store Age
Description: The retail loss burden overall is expected to be $132 per person this year.

October 17, 2016

Apparel Magazine: Right sizing Inventory to Improve Omni-channel with RFID (Infogram)

Featured In: Apparel Magazine
Description: RFID offers retailers and brand owners improved inventory visibility and accuracy, driving increased POS transactions, decreased out-of-stocks and improved omni-channel fulfillment.

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.

August 8, 2016

Apparel Magazine: Right-Sizing Inventory to Improve Omni-channel with RFID

Featured In: Apparel Magazine
Description: RFID offers retailers and brand owners improved inventory visibility and accuracy, driving increased POS transactions, decreased out-of-stocks and improved omni-channel fulfillment.

July 7, 2016

RFID 24-7: RFID in the Supply Chain: It All Adds Up for Retailers and Vendors

Featured In: RFID 24-7
Description: Many suppliers are discovering powerful benefits from RFID, shattering the common perception that RFID is only gaining traction with suppliers because of compliance requirements from retailers.

June 25, 2016

Apparel Magazine: What’s Next for RFID in Retail?

Featured In: Apparel Magazine
Description: Melanie Nuce Vice President of Apparel and General Merchandise at GS1 US discusses why now is the time to take advantage of RFID’s versatile capabilities in the omnichannel world. Checkpoint’s Anurag Nagpal outlines significant areas where RFID technology is evolving for apparel firms.

June 14, 2016

Manufacturing Business Technology Magazine: Moving Beyond RFID Asset Tracking to Asset Management

Featured In: Manufacturing Business Technology
Description: Real-time RFID data is informing more manufacturing processes, and manufacturing executives are increasingly using sensor technology to improve asset management and working capital efficiency.

June 8, 2016

RFID 24-7: Process Automation: A Key Ingredient of RFID Retail Deployments

Featured In: RFID 24-7
Description: Many retailers are implementing RFID to enable real-time inventory reports and dashboards – but RFID and sensor technology reap far greater awards when coupled with process automation.

May 25, 2016

Poised to Succeed

Featured In: Grocery Headquarters 2016 Sourcebook
Description: Retailers utilizing tools such as Cloud, EDI, RFID, forklift software and reusable packaging stand to see the highest efficiencies and ROI across the supply chain. Checkpoint’s Su Doyle is quoted.

May 19, 2016

RFID Journal LIVE! 2016 Delivers Diversity of Applications

Featured In: ChainLink Research
Description: Checkpoint’s RFID Tunnels, EVO RFID Label Printing Solution and RFID SaaS Solutions are featured as Redefining High Speed, High Volume Operations for RFID Deployments

May 17, 2016

RFID in Retail

Featured In: Loss Prevention Media
Description: Retail use of RFID has evolved, from case and pallet tracking, to a foundational technology for on-shelf availability, omni-channel retail and loss prevention.

May 6, 2016

Extracting Value from Fashion RFID

Featured In: Apparel Magazine
Description: RFID can help apparel retailers with many of today’s greatest business priorities. The return on investment can be traced to greater inventor accuracy, faster fulfillment and better insight into consumer shopping behavior.

March 31, 2016

Sensors Keep Shoppers Happy During the Retail Journey

Featured In: RFID 24-7
Description: Sensor-enabled smartphones, kiosks, shelves and interactive fitting rooms are proliferating and becoming a normal part of the retail shopping experience. The next logical step for retailers is to leverage sensor data to understand touch points across the shopping journey, from browsing to consideration to purchase. Then retailers can use collected data to improve shopper experience, customer loyalty and omni-channel logistics.

March 18, 2016

Omnichannel Networks Demand Flexibility

Featured In: Transport Topics
Description: Retailers are identifying technologies that will help them build better omni-channel networks, with everything from warehouse distribution systems to mobile devices for in-store staff included in the mix. Auburn University’s Dr. Brian Gibson, RILA’s Jess Dankert and Checkpoint’s Su Doyle provide insights based on the Annual Retail Supply Chain Study and recent RFID retail deployments.

March 4, 2016

How Automated Distribution Centers Can Benefit from RFID

Featured In: RFID 24-7
Description: Despite the advances made in distribution center operations over the years, many of today’s automated DCs are not fully automated. This is true even though the role of the DC has evolved to meet the faster pace of retail and to adapt to more flexible fulfillment options.

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.

February 16, 2016

RFID and IoT at NRF 2016

Featured In: Publication: ChainLink Research Brief
Description: RFID and Supply Chain Analyst Firm ChainLink Research shows how far RFID solutions have progressed over the past year to include more merchandise categories, including grocery and health & beauty, and new automated applications for omni-channel fulfillment in store.

February 4, 2016

NRF Big Show 2016: Tastes, Trends, Touch Points – Understanding Shoppers Through Machine Learning

Featured In: Microsoft Blogs
Description: Microsoft’s Shish Shridhar provides details of his NRF 2016 speaking session with Checkpoint’s Su Doyle and discusses the importance of using sensor data for mapping touch points across the shopper journey.

February 4, 2016

The tiny chip that could power big changes in how you shop

Featured In: Washington Post
Description: Beyond technology or retail publications, the Washington Post has noticed that RFID retail adoption is gaining momentum. Deployments at Kohl’s and Target are mentioned and Checkpoint’s Anurag Nagpal is quoted.

February 4, 2016

RFID Roundup – Checkpoint Intros Micro RFID Label for Health, Beauty Retail; Pilots Meat-Tracking Solution

Featured In: RFID Journal
Description: RFID Journal details innovations from the NRF Big Show, including Checkpoint’s Health & Beauty labels and Meat Tracking Solution.

January 6, 2016

Mastering Fulfillment from the Store with Inventory Visibility

Featured In: Apparel Magazine
Description: Inventory visibility plays a major role in a store’s fulfillment capabilities. In a recent Forrester Study, 52 percent of retailers cited inventory accuracy issues as a major
barrier to rolling out Omni-Channel fulfillment. Checkpoint’s Sarath Chandershaker discusses how retailers can boost order fulfillment speed and accuracy by coupling RFID inventory visibility with locationing and task management.

December 10, 2015

Why RFID Makes a Great Holiday Gift for Store Operations

Featured In: RFID 24-7
Description: RFID is especially helpful during the peak holiday season for onboarding new store associates and fulfilling omni-channel orders. Checkpoint’s Sonya Weed walks through the details of applying RFID technology to store operations processes, from receiving shipments to order fulfillment, cycle counting and replenishment.

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.

November 25, 2015

Moods of Norway Opts for Checkpoint RFID Labels, Tests Fixed Readers

Featured In: RFID Journal
Description: The Scandinavian clothing company has seen a 20 percent boost in online sales from using handheld readers to take in-store inventory, and plans to pilot the adoption of fixed readers at its DC and stores.

November 18, 2015

Moods of Norway Adopts Source Tagging for all Inventory

Featured In: RFID 24-7
Description: RFID Source Tagging will allow fashion retailer Moods of Norway to track apparel from source to store, ensuring merchandise availability and efficient omni-channel operations. More than 90 percent of its spring/summer collection for 2015 was tagged with RFID, and about 20 percent of online orders are fulfilled from stores.

November 11, 2015

5 Critical Areas for IT When Deploying Retail RFID

Featured In: RFID 24-7
Description: IT leaders are increasingly involved in RFID deployments, to ensure that systems of record and key processes are informed by sensor data. Checkpoint’s Luke Walsh outlines five critical areas where IT expertise is required to ensure a successful RFID deployment, based on his experience with over 100 implementations.

November 11, 2015

RFID Can Do More Than Track Assets

Featured In: Manufacturing Business Technology
Description: Capital Assets are an investment, which if not fully utilized, can burden an organization’s balance sheet. Checkpoint’s Chris Forgione discusses how forward-thinking manufacturing and research facilities have begun using RFID not just to track these assets, but to comprehensively manage their use, maintenance, ownership and utilization.

October 27, 2015

The Four E’s Of Making RFID Work (Consistently) For Retailers

Featured In: Retail Touch Points
Description: RFID adoption is reaching a tipping point in Retail. Checkpoint's Su Doyle discusses what retailers need to consider to realize the full potential of sense and respond technology: making it work Everyday, (for) Everyone, Everywhere and (with) Everything.

October 20, 2015

The Marriage Of LP And Inventory Visibility

Featured In: RFID Solutions Online
Description: Dual EAS/RFID technology adoption is on the rise, helping retailers protect and maintain their inventory.

October 19, 2015

Checkpoint Debuts New Dual Mode Antenna for Loss Prevention

Featured In: Apparel Magazine
Description: Checkpoint Systems launches the new EVOLVE RF/RFID E10 2.0.

October 10, 2015

RFID in Warehousing Event Recording

Checkpoint-OAT presentation outlines how supply chains are evolving to customer-centric supply networks and the importance of RFID in today's DC.

October 7, 2015

Back to the Future: RFID and the Internet of Things

Featured In: Apparel Magazine
Description: Apparel Magazine's 9th Annual RFID Report reveals increasing momentum in RFID adoption and discusses new technology options for inventory management.

October 6, 2015

Important Considerations for RFID Source Tagging

Featured In: RFID 24-7
Description: Applying RFID tags at source manufacturing enables supply chain visibility while freeing retailers from tagging in-store. Checkpoint's Umesh Cooduvalli provides an update on evolving source tagging options for apparel, hard goods and grocery.

September 16, 2015

Four Ingredients to Make IoT Work for Manufacturers

Featured In: Manufacturing Business Technology
Description: Checkpoint’s Chris Forgione discusses the importance of data quality, enterprise sensor management, compliance and actionable information for leveraging sensors (including RFID, Wi-Fi, Beacons, RTLS) in any manufacturing or operations environment.

September 9, 2015

5 Factors for Successful Enterprise RFID Retail Rollouts

Featured In: RFID 24-7
Description: Moving from RFID proof of concept to large-scale rollout takes careful planning. Checkpoint's Sarabjeet Chhatwal outlines important considerations for retailers implementing enterprise RFID across multiple store locations, different store formats and geographic regions.

September 1, 2015

Scaling Up: Success Factors for Chain-Wide RFID

Featured In: RFID Arena
Description: Cycle counting accuracy is often dependent on who's holding the RFID handheld. Checkpoint's Su Doyle discusses how to consistently scale up RFID inventory management deployments using process and data compliance, employee training and source tagging.

August 5, 2015

Six Myths (and Truths) About RFID in DCs

Featured In: RFID 24-7
Description: Most Distribution Centers are already optimized for efficient, high-volume operations -- how can RFID add value? Checkpoint's Phil Morrow outlines 6 common myths (and truths) about RFID in DCs and how sensor technology is crucial for today's customer-facing supply chain.

August 4, 2015

Six Myths (and Truths) About RFID in DCs

Most Distribution Centers are already optimized for efficient, high-volume operations -- how can RFID add value? Checkpoint's Phil Morrow outlines 6 common myths (and truths) about RFID in DCs and how sensor technology is crucial for today's customer-facing supply chain.

August 4, 2015

Upstream & Downstream Benefits of RFID

Featured In: Apparel Magazine
Description: RFID provides tangible benefits and results because of its ability to deliver inventory visibility — a key pillar of omnichannel retailing.

July 17, 2015

RFID in Manufacturing 2015

Featured In: RFID Journal
Description: Checkpoint - OAT - RFID Journal Guide details how manufacturers can build a sensor infrastructure, automate in-plant & supply chain processes and realize measurable ROI from RFID deployments.

June 30, 2015

Lessons From Enterprise RFID Deployments

Featured In: Total Retail
Description: Moving from an RFID pilot to a chain-wide deployment requires careful thought and planning. Understanding how RFID solutions and data will be used, managed, socialized and leveraged across the retail chain will help ensure a smooth enterprise implementation.

June 11, 2015

2015 National Source Tagging Symposium Retailers and CPGs Challenged to Move Forward

Over eighty representatives of both retailers and consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers spent the day discussing the momentum for source tagging and developing next steps to moving forward.

June 11, 2015

Handheld or Hands Free? RFID Considerations for Retail

Featured In: RFID 24-7
Description: RFID handheld readers are proliferating in retail stores. As the number of devices continues to grow, retailers are investigating fixed readers and zonal systems for hands-free inventory management. Checkpoint's Vikram Parvataneni provides counsel on when to consider each option, (or both) based on his role as solutions architect and program manager in over 50 supply chain, retail and manufacturing deployments.

June 9, 2015

Making Sense of Sensor Integration in Retail

Featured In: IoT Journal
Description: As RFID and IoT devices proliferate in stores, in the supply chain and in consumers' hands, retailers have a great opportunity to optimize and correlate data from multiple sensor types to better understand and respond to shoppers' changing needs. Checkpoint applications expert Anurag Nagpal shares best practices on integrating and leveraging data for competitive advantage.

June 2, 2015

DCs Are Best Line of Defense for Driving Omnichannel Profits, Satisfying Customers

Featured In: Supply Chain Brain
Description: Retailers that have invested in RFID process automation at the DC and are source-tagging merchandise are ahead of the omni-channel fulfillment game.

May 15, 2015

RFID Tag Selection: 5 Important Considerations

Featured In: RFID 24-7
Description: Checkpoint's Chris Forgione and Umesh Cooduvalli provide best practices for selecting RFID tags based on recent retail, supply chain and industrial deployments.

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.

April 30, 2015

Three Tipping Points for RFID in Fashion

Featured In: Just Style
Description: Omni-channel Fulfillment, Luxury Items and Market Expansion are fast becoming new drivers for RFID adoption in the Fashion industry. Checkpoint's Su Doyle discusses the business challenges and RFID remedy for each of these areas.

April 7, 2015

Three Tips for Deploying RFID Across Retail Chains

Featured In: RFID 24-7
Description: After implementing RFID solutions in the aerospace, industrial manufacturing, energy and healthcare sectors, it is apparent that the supply chains in each sector share many similarities despite their individual complexities.

April 7, 2015

It’s Time to Apply Supply Chain Disciplines for Omni-Channel Store Efficiencies

Featured In: Supply & Demand Chain Executive
Description: Traditionally, the retail supply chain function was responsible for getting product to stores, not the consumer. While supply chain delivery is evolving some—from a single centralized distribution center (DC) to mini-distribution hubs—the basic supply chain delivery-to-store premise persists.

April 7, 2015

Retail RFID Gets Real

Featured In: Vertical Systems Reseller
Description: RFID is making a big comeback after the Walmart mandate failed to trigger the expected explosion in retail supply chain adoption 10 years ago. RFID has moved through a long trough of disillusionment and is climbing up the slope of enlightenment. Inventory accuracy through item-level tagging is leading the way, but there are lots of other use cases in retail.

April 3, 2015

RFID Warehouse-Management Systems for Apparel Retailers

Featured In: RFID Journal
Description: According to RFID Journal, retailers have a great opportunity to get complete visibility into their supply chains by RFID-enabling warehouses and DCs. A variety of warehouse management solutions are discussed in this article, including hardware, software, systems integration and consulting services.

March 23, 2015

Supporting the Five Omnichannel R’s with RFID

Featured In: Retail Info Systems News
Description: The biggest advantage of omni-channel retailing is also its biggest challenge: While consumers can use all channels simultaneously, retailers need to be able to fulfill orders accurately and in a timely manner from every one of them.

March 17, 2015

Deploying RFID in the Evolving Retail Supply Chain

Featured In: RFID 24-7
Description: Checkpoint’s Anurag Nagpal shares observations from RILA Supply Chain 2015 on the evolving role of retail logistics in the face of service disruptions and customer expectations. Supply chains need more resilience than ever to weather constant storms of change. RFID is one of the key enabling technologies that supply chain professionals can use to mitigate risk and enable rewards.

March 2, 2015

Making RFID Easier for Retailers

Featured In: RFID Journal
Description: New developments in technology help retailers consistently deploy RFID across hundreds of stores. Includes a description of Checkpoint RFID solutions used for DC shipping and Omni-channel order fulfillment.

March 1, 2015

How Source to Store Efficiency with RFID Influences the Customer Experience

Featured In: Apparel Magazine
Description: Apparel Magazine study on how RFID supply chain operations ultimately impact the customer experience. Includes interviews with Dr. Bill Hardgrave of Auburn University, Leslie Hand of IDC Retail Insights, along with Tom Racette and Su Doyle of Checkpoint Systems.

February 4, 2015

Deploying RFID for Omni-Channel Readiness

Featured In: RFID 24-7
Description: Checkpoint’s Phil Morrow provides hands-on expertise for implementing RFID in Omnichannel Operations – including investigating the root cause, automating DC and in-store processes, and determining how to get started quickly with minimal disruption.

January 20, 2015

NRF Validates RFID’s Coming of Age

Featured In: ChainLink Research
Description: Retail and Supply Chain analyst firm ChainLink Research provides a comprehensive summary on new RFID technologies at NRF 2015. ChainLink's opinion is that the RFID market in Retail has finally come of age, and deployment options abound, including Checkpoint’s Supply Chain Automation and In-Store Inventory Management solutions.

January 7, 2015

5 Frequently Asked Questions About RFID

Featured in: Apparel Magazine
Description: Adoption of RFID in the apparel industry is on the upswing, but confusion about the technology remains. GS1 sets the record straight about RFID reliability, read rates, cost and more. Includes an interview with Sarath Chandershaker, Checkpoint’s Vice President and General Manager of Merchandise Visibility and RFID, on the growing importance of DC operations in Apparel deployments.

January 7, 2015

RFID Retail Deployments: 5 Resolutions for 2015

Featured In: RFID 24/7
Description: RFID adoption is accelerating in Retail for omni-channel fulfillment, shelf replenishment and asset protection. Successful RFID deployments in 2015 will require focus in the following areas: process improvement, education, supply chain management, business alignment and customer-facing operations.

December 8, 2014

Family Dollar Loss Prevention names Checkpoint Systems ‘Departmental Vendor of the Year’

"Checkpoint has been instrumental in assisting with shrink reduction, delivering upstream merchandise protection strategies & customer focus."

November 3, 2014

Beyond Replenishment: Three Tipping Points for RFID in Fashion

Featured In: Apparel Magazine
Description: Recent retail trends are creating three new tipping points for RFID in apparel and fashion: Omni-channel fulfillment, the addition of "up market" merchandise, and national and global retailstore expansions.

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.