Multinational Food Retailer DIA Adds Anti-Theft Technology

THOROFARE, N.J. – Feb. 25, 2016 – Checkpoint Systems, Inc. (NYSE:CKP), a leading global supplier of merchandise availability solutions for the retail industry, today announced that Distribuidora Internacional de Alimentación, S.A. (DIA), a multinational discount food retail chain with stores in Europe, Asia and South America, had selected its electronic article surveillance (EAS) solutions to improve merchandise availability at its 2,600 Spain-based stores.

The fast growing retailer will be replacing all acousto-magnetic (AM) EAS pedestals with Checkpoint’s radio frequency (RF) systems. In addition, its technology switch to RF has positioned it to easily adopt RFID in the future.

To protect its high-risk merchandise, DIA has also licensed Checkpoint’s Alpha High Theft Solutions Keepers.

According to Per Levin, President of Merchandise Availability Solutions, Checkpoint Systems, “We are incredibly excited that one of Europe’s leading and fastest growing food retailers is making the technology change and embracing Checkpoint Systems’ solutions to improve its merchandise availability. We look forward to working with DIA to help it reap the benefits of RFID in the future.”

About Checkpoint Systems, Inc. (

Checkpoint Systems is a global leader in merchandise availability solutions for the retail industry, encompassing loss prevention and merchandise visibility. Checkpoint provides end-to-end solutions enabling retailers to achieve accurate real-time inventory, accelerate the replenishment cycle, prevent out-of-stocks and reduce theft, thus improving merchandise availability and the shopper’s experience. Checkpoint’s solutions are built upon 45 years of radio frequency technology expertise, innovative high-theft and loss-prevention solutions, market-leading software, RFID hardware and comprehensive labeling capabilities to brand, secure and track merchandise from source to shelf. Checkpoint’s customers benefit from increased sales and profits by implementing merchandise availability solutions to ensure the right merchandise is available at the right place and time when consumers are ready to buy. Listed on the NYSE (NYSE: CKP), Checkpoint operates in every major geographic market and employs more than 4700 people worldwide.

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