Neville Payne joins Checkpoint Systems to bolster its merchandise availability team


Checkpoint Systems, a global provider of merchandise availability and loss prevention solutions for the retail industry, has announced the appointment of Neville Payne in the position of vice president of merchandise availability solutions UK.

Already a leading supplier of RF-based loss prevention solutions, Payne will be responsible for driving sales of Checkpoint Systems’ merchandise availability solutions in the UK retail industry, in-line with its global merchandise availability strategy.

Having started his career as an electronics engineer, Payne brings a unique understanding of how Checkpoint solutions can benefit retailers and positively impact the bottom line. During a career that has spanned 25-years, Neville has also held senior positions at a number of other leading retail security businesses. Using his extensive technical knowledge, he is able to advise retailers on how to optimise their operations by implementing merchandise availability solutions into their processes in the most time and cost effective way.

Mariano Tudela, VP sales merchandise availability solutions Europe at Checkpoint Systems, said: “We believe merchandise availability solutions will play a pivotal role in the future of retail, especially with the growing importance of online sales. We are delighted that someone with Neville’s wealth of experience is joining us. His experience in rolling out a number of highly successful projects will undoubtedly strengthen our business and provide even more value to our existing customer base in the UK.”

Payne said: “Retailers are trying to get the edge in omni-channel retail and the key to this is technology that improves merchandise availability. It’s an exciting time to be joining Checkpoint. The company has ambitious plans to improve the adoption of merchandise availability solutions in the UK and I’m delighted to be joining them on their journey.

“I am a true believer in the technology and the benefits it can bring to the supply chain and in store operations. Checkpoint already works with a number of the UK’s leading stores, I look forward to building and developing new partnerships, raising awareness of Checkpoint’s merchandise availability solutions and growing our business in the UK.”