Sports Unlimited Retail to roll out RFID to 100 multi-brand stores

JD Sports Plc. subsidiary will be able to ship-from-store source tagged items from a.o. Nike and Asics second half of 2020

The Netherlands, Groenlo | February 17 2020

Nedap today announced that the Dutch multi-brand athletic footwear and apparel retailer Sports Unlimited Retail (SUR) has selected Nedap’s !D Cloud software for the RFID roll-out to their 100 stores in the Benelux. The roll-out starts second half 2020.

!D Cloud is a Software-as-a-Service solution specifically developed for retail RFID applications, giving retailers the quickest route to implement RFID and improve their in-store stock accuracy to over 98%. The roll-out decision at SUR was preceded by a proof-of-concept in selected stores to confirm the effectiveness, user-friendliness and scalability of the !D Cloud solution. For the roll-out, all stores will be equipped with the Nedap !D Cloud software and Zebra RFID readers.

Source tagging in a multi-brand retail environment
The RFID deployment at SUR will start with equipping all own merchandise with Avery Dennison RFID labels during the production phase, so called source tagging. In addition, source tagged merchandise from brands such as Asics and Nike are added to SUR’s RFID project. SUR’s ambition is to add all leading brands to the project, in order to have full inventory visibility, regardless of brand or point in the supply chain.

Optimized sales based on inventory data
Wouter Grob, Buying & Merchandise Director at Sports Unlimited Retail (SUR) explains: “Our foremost goals are to raise our in-store inventory accuracy and improve the on-shelf product availability, which will lead to improved sales both in store and buy-online and ship-from-store orders. In Nedap, we have found the perfect partner with a lot of experience and expertise in all relevant areas – from tagging to implementation. When we are ready, we are able to use Display Compliance. This !D Cloud feature allows us to always display the ‘best’ shoes based on sales and inventory data.”

Bruno Bakker, Business Developer RFID at Nedap Retail Benelux adds: “Sports Unlimited Retail is the one of the first Dutch multi-brand retailers, who rolls out RFID and we are extremely proud that SUR has selected us as their partner. It is really exciting to see how much impact RFID can have on the retailer’s bottom line by giving real-time insights into inventory levels, the location of products and providing actionable data which items need to be refilled or replaced.”

 

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Álvaro Moreno unlocks omnichannel services with Nedap

The Netherlands, Groenlo, November 25th 2019

RFID technology from source to store as main pillar for digitalization strategy

Fast-growing Spanish menswear brand Álvaro Moreno has selected !D Cloud, Nedap’s leading RFID-based inventory visibility platform. The deployment of the RFID solution at source of production, in the distribution center and throughout the 50 stores across Spain started in June 2019 and was completed in September 2019.

Álvaro Moreno leverages RFID for complete traceability within the supply chain. “We believe RFID is a main pillar in our digitalization strategy as this allows us to close the gap between online and brick-and-mortar store experience”, says Álvaro Moreno, CEO of the menswear brand.

“Ultimate customer satisfaction is very important for our current and future success. That is why we recently implemented omnichannel services such as BOPIS (Buy Online, Pick up in Store) and BORIS (Buy Online, Return in Store). In order to do this successfully, inventory accuracy as provided by RFID is key. For the future, we are considering to offer services like ship-from-store, mobile payment and self-checkout as well”, he continues.

Rapid implementation

Álvaro Moreno wanted to roll-out nationwide at a fast pace and was looking for a reliable partner. “We selected Nedap because of their extensive experience within RFID projects. This enabled us to quickly deploy this technology throughout our 50 stores in just three months.”

Software-as-a-service

Nedap’s !D Cloud software suite is a Software-as-a-Service solution specifically developed for retail RFID applications. It offers retailers the quickest route to implement RFID and improve their in-store inventory accuracy to over 98%. Álvaro Moreno integrates !D Cloud with the Comerzzia POS-system. This enables seamless data transfer and provides the most accurate real-time business information.

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Media contact:
Ilse Protsman
Marketing Communications Manager
+31 6 55 41 51 67
ilse.protsman@nedap.com
www.nedap-retail.com 

Superdry signs up for global RFID roll-out with Nedap

The Netherlands, Groenlo, 1 May 2019  Nedap’s leading RFID software platform enables Superdry to unlock omnichannel potential  Nedap today announces that Superdry has signed up for !D Cloud, Nedap’s leading RFID software platform. This is an important step in the retailer’s omnichannel strategy, with the objective to increase inventory accuracy and align online and physical store […]

Nedap and MishiPay join forces to accelerate market adoption of secure mobile self-checkout

MishiPay mobile self-checkout integration with !D Cloud, Nedap’s cloud-based RFID platform, presented at RetailEXPO Groenlo, The Netherlands, 18 Apr 2019 Nedap, the global leader in RFID-based retail solutions, teams up with MishiPay to present its mobile self-checkout integration solution at RetailEXPO, May 1-2 in London. The deep integration with !D Cloud, Nedap’s cloud-based RFID platform, […]

America Today selects Nedap’s RFID solution

First RFID rollout on the Dutch retail market

Groenlo, The Netherlands, 19 January 2019

Fashion retailer America Today, part of Coolinvestments, has decided to implement Nedap’s !D Cloud RFID software at its 69 stores in the Benelux countries to structurally raise stock accuracy and, as a result, guarantee product availability. The rollout is planned for the second half of 2019.

Looking for the business case
In the autumn of 2018, America Today started a pilot together with Nedap in 3 stores, to investigate whether there was actually sufficient basis for a business case. During the course of the pilot, a weekly stock count was performed using the !D Cloud software and a RFID handheld reader, which resulted in an improvement in stock accuracy from 75% on average to 98%.

Jonathan Kahn, CFO of America Today, explains: “We realised that our stock accuracy was going to be a huge bottleneck for our omnichannel ambitions. That is why we started investigating, together with Nedap, whether we had a business case, and it turned out that we actually had one. We opted to follow the GS1 standards, so as to offer the cooperation with all our Supply Chain partners more opportunities in the future. We are fully convinced that RFID will be a great help to us in gaining more insight into and control of our stock.”

Arjan Pruiksma, Business Developer at Nedap Retail, adds: “We are very pleased that America Today has become the first clothing retailer in the Netherlands to implement RFID with Nedap. Similarly to other retailers, America Today does not have reliable stock data, which prevents it from truly integrating its stores and online channels. We are really looking forward to starting this RFID journey together.”

Stock accuracy with RFID
Nedap’s !D Cloud software suite is a SaaS (Software as a Service) solution which was especially developed for the retail sector. The software provides insight into stock levels and the exact location of each item. This also provides the basis for omnichannel concepts such as Click & Collect and Ship-from-Store. Kahn: “Our biggest driver is omnichannel, but a technology like RFID really tempts you to do everything at once. We opted to place our initial focus on maximising results with the lowest possible level of complexity. The first results are very promising, and the stores are enthusiastic as well. We cannot wait to get started.”

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Nedap’s !D Cloud software selected for largest RFID deployment in Nordic retail market

Groenlo, The Netherlands, 18 October 2018 Voice Norge AS selected !D Cloud, Nedap’s leading RFID software platform, for the RFID roll-out to their 200 stores in Norway. The roll-out, which was completed within 6 months, is the largest RFID deployment in the Nordic retail market to date. Johnny Ottesen, CEO at Voice, comments: “We realized […]

Celio selects Nedap’s !D Cloud software for large-scale RFID roll-out

Groenlo, The Netherlands, 12 September 2018

Nedap today announced that the French menswear retailer Celio has selected Nedap’s !D Cloud software for the RFID roll-out to their 750 stores across Europe. The full roll-out takes place over a period of less than 10 months and will be completed in November 2018.

Nedap’s !D Cloud software suite is a Software-as-a-Service solution specifically developed for retail RFID applications, giving retailers the quickest route to implement RFID and improve their in-store stock accuracy to over 98%. The real-time item-level insights into the stock levels and the exact location of each item is also the solid foundation to successfully introduce Omni channel concepts like Click & Collect.

David Teboul, Senior Vice President Global Retail at Celio explains: “We are a multinational, multi-sourcing, multi-channel retail company, which means that every change in the market place is multiplied. The evolution towards true Omni channel retailing is really exciting, but it also means that we needed to make a ‘quantum leap’ in stock accuracy to bring visibility to the sales environment. Using !D Cloud, we can offer a better shopping experience, because by the end of 2018, our customers can decide when, where and how they want to shop our brand and get the product delivered with the same quality experience.”

At first, Celio focusses on raising the in-store stock accuracy by using RFID for goods receiving and weekly inventory counts in the stores. For this, Celio uses the !D Cloud software, in combination with Zebra mobile RFID readers, which feeds accurate stock data back in Celio’s ERP system from SAP. Additionally, the point-of-sale is integrated with !D Cloud to track sales and returns and use RFID for electronic article surveillance to prevent losses and enable full item-level visibility in the store.

Teboul adds: “Next to the right RFID features, we were also looking for a user-friendly solution and the feedback that we are getting from the stores is very positive. The acceptance and enthusiasm from our store teams is very high, because the solution helps them to provide better service.”

“We are very proud that Celio has selected us as their RFID partner to transform into a true Omni channel retailer. Our !D Cloud software platform is a hardware-agnostic EPCIS repository that gives retailers the much needed stock visibility, because every single event such as location changes, sales or returns is tracked on item-level. Once you really know what you have and where it is, you can act much more agile, offer customers a better shopping experience and uplift sales”, comments Rob Schuurman, Managing Director at Nedap Retail.

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Marketing & Communications Nedap Retail
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RBTE 2018: Nedap showcases RFID solutions

“EAS in the Cloud” & “RFID in the Cloud” for secured mobile payments & Omnichannel

Groenlo, The Netherlands, 30 April 2018

At the upcoming RBTE trade show in London, from 2-3 May 2018, Nedap (booth D105) presents its latest RFID solutions that boost the product availability in retail stores. The featured innovations for effective loss prevention and improved stock management lead to a perfect on-shelf product availability and enable true Omnichannel retailing.

Nedap & MishiPay showcase “EAS in the Cloud”
An increasing number of retailers is offering alternatives to the traditional point-of-sale by offering the possibility to their customers to do the payment on their own mobile device. These ‘seamless checkout experiences’ however conflict with traditional EAS solutions. At RBTE, Nedap and MishiPay showcase how mobile payments can be combined with RFID-based EAS systems to effectively prevent merchandise from being stolen.

Stock accuracy & Omnichannel with “RFID in the Cloud”
The !D Cloud software suite is a Software-as-a-Service solution specifically developed for retail applications, giving retailers the quickest route to implement RFID and improve their in-store stock accuracy to over 98%. The detailed insights into the stock accuracy and the exact location of each item is also the basis to successfully introduce Omnichannel concepts like “click & collect” or “buy online & return offline” without adding complexity or a separate supply chain.

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Learn more about what you can expect at RBTE 2018

Media contact:
Janna Dirks
Marketing & Communications Nedap Retail
T +31 (0)544 471 904
US 646 751 8820
janna.dirks@nedap.com

EuroCIS 2018: Nedap showcases product availability solutions

“EAS in the Cloud” & “RFID in the Cloud” for secured mobile payments & Omnichannel

Groenlo, The Netherlands, 22 February 2018

At the upcoming EuroCIS trade show in Düsseldorf, from 27 February – 1 March 2018, Nedap (booth 10A02) presents its latest innovations that boost the product availability in retail stores. The featured innovations for effective loss prevention and improved stock management lead to a perfect on-shelf product availability and enable true Omnichannel retailing.

Nedap & MishiPay showcase “EAS in the Cloud”
An increasing number of retailers is offering alternatives to the traditional point-of-sale by offering the possibility to their customers to do the payment on their own mobile device. These ‘seamless checkout experiences’ however conflict with traditional EAS solutions. At EuroCIS, Nedap and MishiPay showcase how mobile payments can be combined with RFID-based EAS systems to effectively prevent merchandise from being stolen.

Stock accuracy & Omnichannel with “RFID in the Cloud”
The !D Cloud software suite is a Software-as-a-Service solution specifically developed for retail applications, giving retailers the quickest route to implement RFID and improve their in-store stock accuracy to over 98%. The detailed insights into the stock accuracy and the exact location of each item is also the basis to successfully introduce Omnichannel concepts like “click & collect” or “buy online & return offline” without adding complexity or a separate supply chain.

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Learn more about what you can expect at EuroCIS 2018

Media contact:
Janna Dirks
Marketing & Communications Nedap Retail
T +31 (0)544 471 904
US 646 751 8820
janna.dirks@nedap.com

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