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Family Dollar embarks on store-wide EAS roll out

By Retail Technology | Thursday April 10 2014

US discount retail chain implements product security tagging technology and systems on an aggressive timeline to improve store profitability

Family Dollar recently said it was implementing electronic article surveillance (EAS) loss prevention technology from Checkpoint Systems in each of its 8,000 stores across the US. 

The roll out is reportedly one of the fastest in the industry, with 3,500 installations already completed and 120 more taking place each week. The companies have also begun the planning process to implement source tagging as well as a hard tag, @source programme. 

By working with Family Dollar’s consumer packaged goods and apparel suppliers, the new @source programme will ensure merchandise arrives at Family Dollar stores EAS tagged and shelf-ready. 

Boosting profit and enhancing service

With both tagging programs, Family Dollar aims to further reduce shrink and increase team members’ productivity by enabling them to focus more of their time on customer-facing activities. 
 
After extensive field-testing, Family Dollar chose Checkpoint’s EVOLVE P10 ECO EAS system because it positively impacted their store profitability by reducing shrink, lowering energy costs and had a significant increase on merchandise availability of key, fast-selling items.
 
Julie Giblin, vice president of loss prevention at Family Dollar, stated: “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."

The roll out updates the retailer's original agreement to implement EAS systems in October 2013.

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