“The Dollar General implementation represents the fastest deployment of EAS that I have ever witnessed,” said Carl Rysdon, VP of inventory control solutions for Checkpoint. “It is rewarding to collaborate with Dollar General on this project and to help the company achieve improvements in sales and shrink by using our best-in-class systems to provide maximum protection on high-risk items.”
Before the rollout, Dollar General tested Checkpoint EAS pedestals and deactivation systems in a limited number of stores to determine the benefits of further deterring shoplifting and protecting high-theft inventory with visible EAS tagging. With positive results, the rollout proceeded with Checkpoint’s on-time delivery of the project.
During past National Source Tagging Symposiums sponsored by Checkpoint, attendees have reported impressive results. According to one VP of loss prevention at a major North American drugstore chain, “Source tagging alone reduced theft of high-risk items by 44% in our stores.”