Calzedonia Group selects Nedap for global EAS roll-out

Stores to be equipped with Nedap’s RFID-ready loss prevention solution

Groenlo, the Netherlands — January 11, 2016

The Italian fashion retailer Calzedonia Group has selected Nedap as solution provider for security solutions such as electronic article surveillance (EAS) systems, video surveillance and intrusion detection systems. The multi-year contract encompasses the supply and installation of RF EAS hardware and consumables for loss prevention purposes. The first step entails the roll-out of EAS systems to about 50 Tezenis and Intimissimi stores. Worldwide, Calzedonia has around 4000 stores across 40 countries and the first installations were already completed in the last quarter of 2015.

Shrink reduction & future-readiness
After extensive field-testing of different EAS suppliers, Calzedonia selected Nedap’s EAS solution because of its reliable detection performance, easy connectivity and the future-proof RFID upgrade path, which makes it possible to upgrade to RFID technology in the future without the need for major additional hardware investments. All connected systems deliver real-time insights into the system and store performance for monitoring and benchmarking.

The responsible Global Risk, Security & Compliance Manager at Calzedonia stated: “As a fast growing company, we were looking for a global partner that is capable of offering the same high quality and service levels around the world. We were impressed by Nedap’s pro-active approach to lower the losses in our test stores and we are confident that the EAS roll-out to all our locations will deliver a significant impact on our profitability.”

Global partnership
While Calzedonia currently has stores all over Europe and several stores in Asia and South America, the retailer recently announced plans for expansion in the United States. According to Rob Schuurman, Managing Director at Nedap Retail: “We are proud to have been selected by Calzedonia and are looking forward to supporting the Calzedonia brands with their global expansion plans by giving the merchandise the most effective and customer-friendly protection. Our focus for 2016 is on efficient and speedy implementation through our global partner network.”

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Decathlon advances with global RFID implementation

Nedap’s hybrid RF/RFID solution selected for 15th country

Groenlo, the Netherlands, 11 June 2015

French sporting goods retailer Decathlon has selected Nedap for its RFID roll-out in Croatia. Worldwide, Croatia is the 15th country where Nedap’s RFID solution was chosen following twelve other European countries, Russia and China. Decathlon is the first retailer worldwide to use RFID instore in such a large geographical area. In 415 stores across the 15 countries, Nedap supplies hybrid RF/RFID electronic article surveillance (EAS) systems at the store exits for loss prevention purposes.

360° article surveillance
Decathlon’s main driver to implement RFID is to increase inventory accuracy and avoid out-of-stocks. To benefit fully from the RFID deployment, Decathlon uses the RFID tags on the merchandise for loss prevention purposes as well. This enables Decathlon to track the merchandise from end-to-end – from the arrival until the moment it leaves the store. In addition, Decathlon secures selected items with a high theft risk with an additional RF hard tag.

Loss prevention with hybrid RF/RFID technology
The solution Nedap provides consists of EAS systems with hybrid technology combining RF and RFID technology in one gate. Initially, all Nedap RF EAS gates that were installed prior to the RFID roll-out were upgraded to hybrid RF and RFID EAS systems. For this, a clip-in RFID reader was added to the already installed RF gates. All new stores are equipped with hybrid RF/RFID EAS gates right away.

About Decathlon
Decathlon is a retail chain and network of innovative brands providing enjoyment for all sports people. At Decathlon, 60,000 of us live our common Purpose on a daily basis: “to make the pleasure and benefits of sport accessible to all”. In every country where we are present, we share a strong and unique company culture, reinforced by our twovalues: Vitality and Responsibility. At Decathlon, we place innovation at the heart of our activities: from research to retail, including conception, design, production and logistics. Our twenty Passion Brand teams channel all their energy in to developing technical, good-looking and simple products, always at the lowest possible prices. These products are aimed at all sports enthusiasts, from beginners to experts, and are sold exclusively at Decathlon.

 

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Janna Dirks
Marketing & Communications Nedap Retail
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janna.dirks@nedap.com

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