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

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 […]

Nedap Awards Under Armour 5 LPF Scholarships

Pictured: Mike Kujawa (Senior Regional Manager- Asset Protection at Under Armour) and Wouter Ubbels (Director of Sales at Nedap)

Nedap partners with the LPF to support growth and professional development in the Loss Prevention industry

Wakefield, Massachusetts, June 11 2019

Nedap, the global leader in RFID-based retail solutions, awards Under Armour, Inc., the lead inventor, marketer and distributor of branded performance athletic apparel, footwear and accessories, with five Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) scholarships.

Nedap selected Under Armour due to its continuous partnership with Nedap and its innovative loss prevention approach. These scholarships will help support Under Armour’s loss prevention team by enabling them to achieve their LPCertified designation (LPC), which is rapidly becoming the standard in loss prevention and asset protection professional development.

“We’re very proud to partner with the LPF and support the loss prevention industry’s professional development,” said Wouter Ubbels, Director of Business Development for Nedap Americas. “We’re presenting these scholarships to Under Armour as a way to give back to them for their continue partnership and trust in the Nedap team, as well as showcasing their innovative approach to protecting the assets of their stores.”

Meet Nedap at NRF PROTECT, booth #830. More information: https://www.nedap-retail.com/resources/events/nrfprotect2019/

 

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About Nedap Retail
Nedap is the Global Leader in RFID-based Retail solutions. Nedap helps retailers permanently prevent losses, optimize stock levels and simplify the multi-store retail management using RFID. Nedap’s RFID software platform gives retailers real-time item-level insights into their stock levels and the exact location of each item. Using these real-time insights, retailers are able act much more agile, offer customers a better shopping experience and uplift sales.

Media contact:
Robin van Stenis
Director Global Marketing
Robin.vanstenis@nedap.com
844 US NEDAP
www.nedap-retail.com

Nedap’s Orange Wavers: Meet Corey Daff

At Nedap, we are proud of the team that serves our customers. Each team member is a product-knowledge expert and enjoys every customer interaction. At Nedap, we are committed to being transparent in our approach to building relationships.

With this in mind, we’d like to introduce you to Corey Daff, Account Executive for Nedap:

How long have you’ve been with Nedap?
Although I’m fairly new with Nedap, I brought with me many years of experience in the technical space, as well as love for exceptional customer service. That’s why Nedap is a great fit for me.

What are your career highlights?
I was an IT Headhunter for 4 years post-college.

I also spent a couple years selling Oracle ERP/SCM/HCM/ back office software prior to moving into the Cyber Security software world.

What makes you successful?
I come from a very blue-collar family in Massachusetts and I feel that my work ethic and attitude towards hard work is what has made me successful.

Describe your passion for customer service.
Customer service most directly shows in my constant desire to be the best I can be. I always enjoy looking for and thinking about ways that things can be improved, especially when it comes to those who are close to me and I think this echoes in my relationships with my customers.

What do you think is the coolest feature of Nedap’s product suite?
Our dynamic beam steering ability is up there, as it allows our RFID-ready retailers to address loss prevention by leveraging the same RFID technology that drastically improves their stock/inventory management.

What’s the biggest challenge facing retail in your opinion?
With the current generation of buyers in the marketplace today, I think the customer experience that brands provide is of critical importance. I think the biggest challenge they are faced with is how to create an experience that allows their customers to seamlessly interact with the brand, whether at a retail store or via devices. The patience of the current generation of consumers (which I certainly fall into myself!) is exceptionally low, and the cost of brand loyalty is increasing, so retailers are going to need to find a way to grant more, for less.

What would your best friend say is your best quality?
To be honest, I guess I should ask them! I would have to guess that they would say either my enthusiasm or my loyalty as a friend.

What’s the last book you’ve read?
The Salt Fix, which is a super-interesting read for a health/fitness nerd like me. Specifically, it speaks to the impact of sodium on health and performance.

What is your favorite place in the world?
Growing up, my favorite place was the cabin my grandfather built in the woods of Maine. However, I would say these days I couldn’t deny that my favorite place to be is on the slopes!

What is your favorite movie?
I think my favorite that I’ve seen lately would be Ex Machina.

What is your favorite music?
Lately there has been a lot of The Black Keys in my life.

If you had a superpower, what would it be?
I’d love to be able to teleport to work, back home, to the fridge to get a snack – that would be ideal.

Come meet Cory and the other Orange Wavers at NRF PROTECT booth 830!

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 The Netherlands, Groenlo, April 18 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, […]

Nedap Retail Announces Partnership with Product Protection Solutions in the United States

Leading provider of retail security solutions will become Nedap’s newest partner throughout the United States.

Wakefield, Massachusetts, March 18 2019

Nedap, the global leader in RFID retail solutions for the retail sector and Product Protection Solutions (PPS) have announced a strategic partnership. Product Protection Solutions, a leading provider of retail security solutions will become Nedap’s newest partner throughout the United States.

“With the electronic article surveillance market climbing exponentially, this union marks the beginning of streamlined services, innovative solutions and unmatched customer satisfaction initiatives.” said Christopher Cox, CEO of Product Protection Solutions. “We look forward to our partnership with the global leader in RFID.”

Rob Schuurman, CEO at Nedap Retail, stated, “With extensive experience in the application of RF and RFID technologies throughout the loss prevention, electronic article surveillance, and supply chain arenas, the PPS team is a powerful ally to have.”

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About Product Protection Solutions
PPS was founded to bring urgency and innovation into retail security enabling industry professionals to focus on the ever-evolving retail landscape and individual enterprise priorities. Our mission is to fill the gaps created by traditional loss prevention solutions through the employment of superior product protection solutions. Innovation coupled with experienced and personalized consultation amplify our ability to save our customers money and secure their bottom line.
For more information, visit www.ProductProtectionSolutions.com or call 888-542-3065.

About Nedap Retail
Nedap is the Global Leader in RFID-based Retail solutions. Nedap helps retailers permanently prevent losses, optimize stock levels and simplify the multi-store retail management using RFID. Nedap’s RFID software platform gives retailers real-time item-level insights into their stock levels and the exact location of each item. Using these real-time insights, retailers are able act much more agile, offer customers a better shopping experience and uplift sales.

Media contact:
Robin van Stenis
Director Global Marketing
Robin.vanstenis@nedap.com
844 US NEDAP
www.nedap-retail.com

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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Media contact:
Robin van Stenis
Director Global Marketing
EU +31 6 25 24 95 24
US +1 (781) 557-8002
robin.vanstenis@nedap.com
www.nedap-retail.com

Nedap at NRF Retail’s Big Show: Fastest growing RFID platform now available in the US

January 10, 2019 – At the upcoming NRF retail’s Big Show in New York, from 13 to 15 January 2019, Nedap (booth #4547) officially launches the !D Cloud software platform in the US. !D Cloud enables retailers to boost the inventory visibility in retail organizations, leading to a perfect on-shelf product availability and enabling true Omnichannel retailing.

“!D Cloud is the fastest growing RFID platform in the market with major roll-outs in Europe and South Africa over the past years. We also already deployed several stores in the US for our global customers, but now the time is here that we are ready to deploy major projects in the US with a dedicated local team,” states Rob Schuurman, Managing Director at Nedap Retail.

Inventory visibility with RFID
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”, “ship-from-store” or “buy online & return offline” without adding complexity or a separate supply chain.

Schuurman comments: “We continuously strive to lower the barriers for RFID. The latest feature we have developed is ‘virtual shielding’, which provides reliable sub-location data and eliminates the need for ‘physical shielding’. In our view, this is another breakthrough to make it easier and more cost-effective for retailers to deploy RFID.”

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Nedap:
Robin van Stenis
Marketing Director Americas
Robin.vanstenis@nedap.com

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