Checkpoint Systems recently announced its partnership in implementing EAS pedestals and deactivation systems at approximately 2,800 Dollar General retail locations.
According to Carl Rysdon, vice president of inventory control solutions for Checkpoint, “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.”
Before the rollout, 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. With positive results, the rollout proceeded with Checkpoint’s on-time delivery of the project.
“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,” said Ken Peschier, senior director of store operations at Dollar General.
Repeated industry studies demonstrate the benefits of source tagging. In addition, during past National Source Tagging Symposiums sponsored by Checkpoint, attendees have reported impressive results. According to one VP of loss prevention at a major North American drugstore chain, “Source tagging alone reduced theft of high-risk items by 44 percent in our stores.” Another noted that “visible EAS labels are a great theft deterrent and source tagging protects the look and feel of premium packaging better than in-store tagging.”