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Checkpoint launches new Alpha solution that enables open merchandising

12th October 2018, Online sales may appear to be holding up the retail sector, but almost two-thirds (59%[1]) of shoppers still prefer to find products in person. Enabling stores to increase in-store merchandise interaction, while reducing theft, Checkpoint Systems has announced the launch of a new range of CableLok solutions – the Alpha Z-Line Mini CableLok.



Aesthetically pleasing security

Suitable for footwear, high-end fashion accessories and a diverse range of apparel, the new Z-Line Mini CableLok – developed by Checkpoint’s Alpha High Theft division – combines security and aesthetics to bring an economical solution to merchandise protection.


Reusable and completely portable, the solution allows customers to browse a store freely once a purchasing decision has been made. Importantly, it enables retailers to securely display merchandise openly, with store associates able to concentrate on selling to customers rather than searching for products in a store room or locked cabinet.


A versatile, easy to use solution

Available in both AM and RF technology, the solution will alarm if the lanyard is cut by a dishonest shopper, while the EAS antenna will alert store personnel if the CableLok is in the detection field.


The Z-Line Mini CableLok is attached by looping the lanyard around a non-removable part of the merchandise and clipping it into the ‘housing’. The solution is also easy to remove, speeding up the checkout process, and can be detached using a range of keys, including the S3 HandKey, Multi-Detatcher and Super XT Key.


Mike French, Business Unit Director at Checkpoint Systems UK, commented:

“Being able to display merchandise openly is of paramount importance in today’s retail industry. Shoppers want to interact with products and locking items away in cabinets or keeping one shoe in the store room is no longer a viable option. However, it’s equally important that open merchandising doesn’t lead to an increase in shrinkage.


“Our new Z-Line Mini CableLok is an innovative solution to both these problems that doesn’t detract or impact the visual appeal of a product. It’s another example of how our Alpha division is developing unique solutions that tackle specific retailer issues.”


The Z-Line Mini CableLok is available immediately.




About Checkpoint Systems, Inc. (


Checkpoint Systems is a global leader in merchandise availability solutions for the retail industry, encompassing loss prevention and merchandise visibility. A division of CCL Industries, 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 labelling capabilities to brand, secure and track merchandise from source to shelf.


About CCL Industries

CCL Industries Inc., a world leader in specialty label and packaging solutions for global corporations, small businesses and consumers, employs approximately 19,000 people and operates 150 facilities in 25 countries on six continents with corporate offices in Toronto, Canada, and Framingham, Massachusetts. For more information, visit

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[1] Vista Retail Support survey, 2017

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About Checkpoint Systems

Checkpoint Systems, a division of CCL Industries, addresses two critical issues for its customers: Improving Profitability and Improving Consumer experience. With consumer demands accelerating at an extraordinary rate driven by technology, Checkpoint recognizes the challenges faced by its customers in the rapidly evolving retail market. We deliver intelligent solutions – bringing clarity and efficiency into the retail environment anytime, anywhere. Through a unique offering of software, hardware, labels, tags and connected cloud based solutions, Checkpoint optimizes operational efficiencies through analysis of real time data captured throughout the Supply Chain and in store then translating this to clear concise actions and tasks.

We provide 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 48 years of radio frequency technology expertise, innovative high-theft and loss-prevention solutions, market-leading RFID hardware, RFID software, 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. Checkpoint operates in every major geographic market and employs 4,500 people worldwide.