Tesco is implementing a global EAS (Electronic Article Surveillance) programme to improve on-shelf availability of products, open merchandising and the consumer shopping experience in tandem with Checkpoint Systems.
The move follows the installation of EVOLVE ECO RF-EAS systems in 1,250 Tesco Express Stores last year. Now Checkpoint has been asked to fast track the roll-out its advanced RF solutions in over 900 of the retailer’s Extra, Superstore and Metro stores over the next few months, replacing the existing acoustic-magnetic technology.
EVOLVE ECO antennas are said to provide energy savings of up to 75% over existing competitive solutions, helping Tesco reduce its operational costs and carbon footprint, said Checkpoint The UK installation will be completed ahead of Christmas.
George Babich, interim chief executive officer and president Checkpoint Systems, said: “We are excited to be partnering with one of the world’s leading retailers and support its continuous quest to improve on shelf availability and enhance shoppers’ experience. With this roll-out, Tesco now has Checkpoint solutions installed throughout the whole of the UK as well as North America and Asia.”