Thorofare, N.J. -- Family Dollar is rolling out electronic article surveillance (EAS) loss prevention technology from Checkpoint Systems across the retailer's more than 8,000 stores nationwide. It is one of the fastest roll-outs in the industry, with 3,500 installations already completed and deployments in 120 more stores each week, according to Checkpoint.
“This rollout has already positively impacted our profitability." said Julie Giblin, Family Dollar’s VP of loss prevention. "We could not be more pleased with the results and the partnership with Checkpoint, especially with the implementation speed."
Both companies have also begun the planning process to implement source tagging and a hard tag source program. By working with Family Dollar’s consumer packaged goods and apparel suppliers, this new program will ensure merchandise arrives at Family Dollar stores EAS tagged and shelf-ready, enhancing its customer's shopping experience. With both tagging programs, Family Dollar aims to further reduce shrink and increase team members’ productivity by focusing their time on customer-facing activities.
Per Levin, president and chief sales officer merchandise availability solutions, Checkpoint Systems, said: “Teams on both sides are enthusiastically executing one of the most ambitious EAS roll-outs in the world, and are now engaging the vendor community in source tagging to deliver even greater financial benefits to the program.”