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Checkpoint Systems Introduces EP CLEAR Tamper Tag That Offers Unmatched Flexibility, Performance and Protection

August 30, 2011

Enhanced Performance CLEAR Tamper Tags Protect Small Cosmetics, Other High-Value RetaiI Items From Theft Without Covering Packaging

PHILADELPHIA—August 30, 2011 — Checkpoint Systems, Inc . (NYSE:CKP), a leading global supplier of shrink management, merchandise visibility and apparel labeling solutions for the retail industry and its supply chain, today announced its newest RF label series in its Enhanced Performance (EP) Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) labels range: a first-of-its-kind EP CLEAR Tamper Tag for placement “on” or “inside” small high-risk items, with a variety of new options on how to design the tag for optimal alignment with the retailer’s loss prevention strategy.

Checkpoint is the first company to offer this flexibility and at the same time achieve the technological breakthrough of manufacturing a label that will not degrade branding or interfere with packaging design. The tamper tag, which has a printing and adhesive that makes it tamper resistant, also allows for CLEAR protection against theft of a product package without jeopardizing the brand image. It also packs big performance for a small-size EAS label; and with its new packaging grade adhesive it is the optimum EAS label protection available for protecting small items and high-value merchandise.

Reduces Shrink up to 50+%
EP CLEAR Tamper labels are a visual deterrent to theft or can be a covert application when used with source tagging programs, i.e., the application of a security device at the point of manufacture. The new tag has been tested at two large retailers and has proven to reduce shrink by over 50 percent. Health & beauty products can benefit from these new RF label circuits, as the labels are small in size and can protect items such as cosmetics or perfumes, often targeted by thieves and organized crime teams. Checkpoint also offers retailers the option of customizing the tamper tag to meet their needs, including a basic “CLEAR circuit appearance,” a store brand or even a store-specific ID that carries the store number and/or address.
The EP CLEAR Tamper label provides exceptional EAS detection in a small sized label, especially when used with the company’s EVOLVE EAS System. EP CLEAR label and EVOLVE antennas have shown a combined 95 percent or higher performance rating in retailer pilots. The labels may be applied to products in stores by employees, or can easily be integrated into high-speed source tagging processes by product manufacturers, so that merchandise arrives in stores shelf ready.

“The EP CLEAR Tamper Tag continues our commitment to provide retailers with alternatives that drive lower shrink and higher on-shelf availability,” noted Farrokh Abadi, Checkpoint Systems’ worldwide president, Shrink Management Systems. “Next to the long list of benefits that the EP CLEAR range of tags offers today, the introduction of the EP CLEAR Tamper Tag also creates a new level of collaboration between CPG’s, retailers and Checkpoint to address the issue of merchandise sales availability. We believe EP CLEAR Tamper Tag meets an unmet requirement and will make a difference to the bottom line of our customers while improving shoppers’ experiences.”

EP CLEAR Tamper Tags are available immediately.

About Checkpoint Systems, Inc.
Checkpoint Systems is a global leader in shrink management, merchandise visibility and apparel labeling solutions. Checkpoint enables retailers and their suppliers to reduce shrink, improve shelf availability and leverage real-time data to achieve operational excellence. Checkpoint solutions are built upon 40 years of RF technology expertise, diverse shrink management offerings, a broad portfolio of apparel labeling solutions, market-leading RFID applications, innovative high-theft solutions and its Web-based Check-Net data management platform. As a result, Checkpoint customers enjoy increased sales and profits by improving supply-chain efficiencies, by facilitating on-demand label printing and by providing a secure open-merchandising environment enhancing the consumer’s shopping experience. Listed on the NYSE (NYSE: CKP), Checkpoint operates in every major geographic market and employs 5,600 people worldwide. For more information, visit www.checkpointsystems.com.