Checkpoint Systems, a supplier of Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) and RFID solutions for the retail industry, has deployed its EAS pedestals and deactivation systems at approximately 2,800 Dollar General stores in North America.
Checkpoint inventory control solutions vice president Carl Rysdon said: “The Dollar General implementation represents the fastest deployment of EAS that I have ever witnessed.
“It is rewarding to collaborate with Dollar General on this project and to help the company achieve improvements in sales and shrink by using our best-in-class systems to provide maximum protection on high-risk items.
“We are thrilled to partner with Dollar General, which is one of the fastest-growing and most successful retailers in North America.”
Prior to the deployment, Dollar General tested Checkpoint EAS pedestals and deactivation systems in a limited number of stores to determine the benefits of further deterring shoplifting and protecting high-theft inventory with visible EAS tagging.
Following positive results, the retail chain opted for a wider rollout.
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Dollar General senior director of store operations Ken Peschier said: “We selected Checkpoint because it offered an exceptional solution, service and support.
"It was important to deploy Checkpoint’s EAS solutions in these additional 2,800 stores quickly in order to capture the opportunity to increase sales and reduce losses caused by shoplifting that we experienced in our test stores.”
Dollar General sells food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, clothing for the family, housewares and seasonal items.
It operated 13,320 stores in 43 US states as of 3 February 2017.