Kohl’s Department Stores Deploys Checkpoint Systems’ RFID Solutions in Select Departments
NEW YORK – Jan 14, 2014 – Checkpoint Systems, Inc., (NYSE:CKP), a leading global supplier of merchandise availability solutions for the retail industry, today announced here at the NRF 103rd Annual Convention & Expo that Kohl’s Department Stores has deployed Checkpoint’s RFID solutions across select departments in its stores.
“We are excited to be Kohl’s technology solution and services provider, and we are committed to a successful and evolving RFID program for the company,” commented Per Levin, President and Chief Sales Officer, Merchandise Availability Solutions, Checkpoint Systems.
“RFID will further enhance our customers’ shopping experience by providing improved operational visibility, enabling us to more efficiently identify items which need to be replenished on the sales floor,” said Ken Bonning, Senior Executive Vice President, Kohl’s Department Stores.
Kohl’s began piloting RFID in spring 2013 across 25 stores. The company’s RFID deployment is focused on a large number of strategic apparel departments including footwear, denim and men’s basics.
Kohl’s deployed Checkpoint’s Merchandise Visibility enterprise software centrally in Kohl’s data center, handheld RFID readers to perform regular in-store inventory counts, RFID printers and handheld readers for tagging at distribution centers and Checkpoint’s RFID tags and labels for initial store tagging, tagging at distribution centers and source tagging.
Checkpoint is at the NRF Big Show this week demonstrating its latest loss prevention and merchandise availability solutions at Booth #2244.
About Kohl’s Department Stores
Based in Menomonee Falls, Wis., Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) is a family-focused, value-oriented specialty department store offering moderately priced, exclusive and national brand apparel, shoes, accessories, beauty and home products in an exciting shopping environment. With a commitment to environmental leadership, Kohl’s operates 1,158 stores in 49 states. In support of the communities it serves, Kohl’s has raised more than $231 million for children’s initiatives nationwide through its Kohl’s Cares® cause merchandise program, which operates under Kohl’s Cares, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kohl’s Department Stores, Inc. For a list of store locations and information, or for the added convenience of shopping online, visit www.Kohls.com, join the discussion on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/Kohls) or Twitter (http://twitter.com/Kohls) or get inspired on Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/Kohls) and Instagram (http://instagram.com/Kohls).
About Checkpoint Systems, Inc. (www.checkpointsystems.com)
Checkpoint Systems is a global leader in merchandise availability solutions for the retail industry, encompassing loss prevention and merchandise visibility. Checkpoint provides end-to-end solutions enabling retailers to achieve accurate real-time inventory, accelerate the replenishment cycle, prevent out-of-stocks and reduce theft, thus improving merchandise availability and the shopper’s experience. Checkpoint’s solutions are built upon 45 years of radio frequency technology expertise, innovative high-theft and loss-prevention solutions, market-leading RFID hardware, software, and comprehensive labeling capabilities to brand, secure and track merchandise from source to shelf. Checkpoint’s customers benefit from increased sales and profits by implementing merchandise availability solutions to ensure the right merchandise is available at the right place and time when consumers are ready to buy. Listed on the NYSE (NYSE: CKP), Checkpoint operates in every major geographic market and employs 4,700 people worldwide.