Family Dollar is rolling out Checkpoint Systems’ EAS loss prevention technology across its 8,000 stores in the US. It is claimed to be is one of the fastest roll-outs in the industry, with 3,500 installations already completed and 120 more occurring each week.
Both companies have also begun the planning process to implement source tagging as well as 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 their 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.
After extensive field-testing, Family Dollar chose Checkpoint’s EVOLVE P10 ECO electronic article surveillance (EAS) solutions because it positively impacted their store profitability by reducing shrink, lowering energy costs and had a significant increase on merchandise availability of key high-velocity items.
Julie Giblin, Family Dollar’s VP of Loss Prevention, said: “This rollout has already positively impacted our profitability. We could not be more pleased with the results and the partnership with Checkpoint, especially with the implementation speed.”
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.”