EAS RFID Featured Content

  1. The Roadmap To Source Tagging For Retailers

    One of the keys to retailer profitability is availability. Put simply, if a product is not on-shelf in store, then it is a lost sales opportunity. Failure to deliver is likely to result in consumers either taking their business to another retail outlet, or more likely, ordering from a rival digital channel.

  2. Retailers Take A New Approach To Addressing Out-of-Stocks - Part 3

    Innovative retailers are using RFID technology as a common fabric across many of its merchandise- centric applications to gain real-time insight into merchandise status and to take necessary steps to anticipate and reduce out-of-stocks. In this final series installment, we’ll take a look at how Checkpoint Systems has developed an innovative and efficient approach to this problem.

  3. Retailers Take a New Approach to Addressing Out-of-Stocks - Part 2

    In Part 1 of this discussion on how retailers can reduce out-of-stocks and improve merchandise availability, we discussed the new market realities facing retailers, including tighter margins, shifting shopper behavior and the need for hyper-accurate inventory availability status. In this installment, we cover how innovative retailers are taking an integrated, intelligent and insightful approach to addressing issues related to inventory management and shrink management in a cohesive manner, often using RFID technology to achieve their most important goals.

  4. Retailers Take A New Approach To Addressing Out-of-Stocks

    Retailing has always been a tough business, marked by demanding consumers, tight profit margins and intense competition. Retailers – even the most successful ones – also have had to confront and overcome various operational challenges such as managing inventories, controlling shrink, representing their brands in an innovative and attractive manner and maximizing every square foot of selling space, while improving shoppers’ experience.

  5. Attracting Shoppers, Not Thieves: Imaginarium Launches Retail Anti-Theft Program

    Imaginarium, a leading retailer of products and merchandise for early childhood education and children’s toys, likes to bill itself as having “the prettiest toy shops in the world.” But Imaginarium is savvy enough to recognize that aesthetically pleasing store environments do more than attract shoppers and their children: they also can attract potential thieves.

  6. Consum’s Facelift Includes Upgraded Loss-Prevention Techniques

    In this case study from Checkpoint Systems, a leading Spanish supermarket network adds antennas and high-theft solutions as part of its store refurbishment program.

  7. Prénatal Takes Aim At Shrink In Its Stores

    Prénatal, a leading international retailer of maternity, infant apparel and merchandise, has expanded its in-store shrink management capabilities by working with Checkpoint Systems for its stores in Italy and other European nations.

  8. Checkpoint Ensures Sainsbury’s Gok Wan Clothing Range Looks Good “Labeled”

    For major retailers partnering with the apparel industry’s top designers, no detail is too small. Every pattern, every stitch, every presentation of the designer’s brand image must be perfect.

  9. Leading French Retailer Expands RF Source Tagging For Its U Brand Textile Products

    Shrink is a significant problem in France, representing an annual loss of $6.6 billion (4.9billion Euros), or 1.4 percent of French retail sales, according to the 2011 Global Retail Theft Barometer. Système U has been a pioneer among French retailers in protecting wines and alcoholic spirits in their supermarket stores, using Radio Frequency-based EAS antennas and source tagging solutions.

  10. The Good, Bad, And Ugly Of The Retail Industry

    Have you heard of the management technique known as the sandwich principle?  It’s a simple communication method I learned from a mentor. In brief, if you have constructive feedback to convey to someone you’re managing, it’s always a good idea to start and end conversations on a positive note.

    By Ryan Bradshaw, Adjunct Faculty Member, Retail Management at American Public University

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