Kohl's Deploys Checkpoint Systems' RFID Solutions

The solution includes enterprise software, handheld RFID readers, RFID printers, and RFID tags and labels

New YorkJan. 15, 2014Checkpoint Systems, Inc., a global supplier of merchandise availability solutions for the retail industry, announced that Kohl’s Department Stores deployed Checkpoint’s radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions across select departments in its stores.

“RFID will further enhance our customers’ shopping experience by providing improved operational visibility, enabling us to more efficiently identify items that need to be replenished on the sales floor,” said Ken Bonning, senior executive vice president, Kohl’s Department Stores.

Kohl’s began piloting RFID in spring 2013 across 25 stores. The company’s RFID deployment is focused on a large number of strategic apparel departments, including footwear, denim and men’s basics.

Kohl’s deployed Checkpoint’s Merchandise Visibility enterprise software centrally in Kohl’s data center, handheld RFID readers to perform regular in-store inventory counts, RFID printers and handheld readers for tagging at distribution centers, and Checkpoint’s RFID tags and labels for initial store tagging, tagging at distribution centers and source tagging.

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