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February 19, 2018updated 12 Apr 2021 2:24pm

Tyco Retail hits industry milestone with source tagging

Tyco Retail Solutions has set what it says is an industry milestone by source tagging over 63bn consumer products to date with its Sensormatic merchandise source tagging programme.

Tyco Retail Solutions has set what it says is an industry milestone by source tagging over 63bn consumer products to date with its Sensormatic merchandise source tagging programme.

The programme is the largest in the industry, helping global retailers secure and safeguard their consumer and apparel items through one-time use labels and hard tags. It has achieved seven years of consecutive growth since 2011, Tyco says.

Through the data-driven Sensormatic Source Tagging as a Service (STaaS) programme, retailers can improve cost-efficiency and merchandise protection. It also helps reduce shrink by standardising product-level protection, while safeguarding virtually every product category.

The company’s programme encompasses source application of Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) one-time use labels and reusable hard tags. Today, the majority of Sensormatic labels are applied by product manufacturers or packaging companies at the source instead of in stores. Sensormatic source tagging helps retailers drive sales as merchandise arrives “retail-ready” for immediate placement on the sales floor. The programme also enables sales assistants to focus on customers instead of the manual application of security tags in store.

Some record-setting Sensormatic source tagging milestones include:

  • Over 10bn visible hard tags source applied on high theft apparel items, saving retailers millions of hours in tagging merchandise.
  • 5bn Internet of Things (IoT) enabled smart hard tags recirculated, delivering secure item-level visibility for better inventory management.
  • Over 400m sewn-on labels applied annually, enabling more discrete tagging of luxury apparel and textile products.

“We are proud to partner with leading global retailers and manufacturers in mutually growing the Sensormatic source tagging programme,” said Tony D’Onofrio, chief customer officer, Tyco Retail Solutions. “Our recirculated RFID-enabled hard tags are gaining momentum with retailers as a cost-effective and eco-friendly approach for deploying full-scale apparel RFID programmes.”

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