Japan’s AEON RETAIL to roll out Checkpoint’s RFID and Robots


Japanese retailer AEON RETAIL will leverage the capabilities of Checkpoint’s radio frequency identification (RFID)-upgradeable RF EAS systems to improve inventory management and the shopping experience.

In connection with that, AEON RETAIL and Checkpoint have begun to implement source-tagging for apparel and consumer packaged goods merchandise.

AEON RETAIL will also use Checkpoint’s RFID robot prototype. The robot will automate the inventory cycle counting process to eliminate human-error, reduce operational costs and shift what used to be an employee task to value-added activities where they can better serve the shopper.

With these solutions in place, AEON RETAIL aims to improve operational efficiencies with accurate inventory visibility, automating tasks that allow staff to focus their time on customer-facing activities, thus improving the overall shopper experience.

“We are excited to work with AEON RETAIL on this RFID pilot, and we are committed to a successful and evolving inventory availability program for the company,” said Per Levin, President, Merchandise Availability Solutions, Checkpoint Systems.

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