Checkpoint Systems, Inc. – A Division of CCL Industries Inc., a global leader in merchandise availability solutions for the retail industry – has appointed Mike French as its new Business Unit Director for the UK business.
Checkpoint focuses on helping retailers implement loss prevention strategies, increase merchandise availability and be the first choice for source to shopper solutions. Mike French’s appointment comes at a strategically important time for the company, as it rolls out a series of new product and software solution announcements.
An experienced sales and business development professional of 24 years, Mike French has worked in a variety of senior sales roles across the retail industry. He joined Checkpoint Systems in September 2017 as Sales Director before quickly being promoted to Business Unit Director where he heads up a team of 39. Prior to joining Checkpoint, Mike French spent more than 15 years working for Avery Dennison.
Described as ‘intelligent, strategic, creative and marketing savvy’, Mike French will be instrumental in driving business growth across the retail and FMCG sectors for Checkpoint’s broad product portfolio. A portfolio that includes EAS systems comprised of hardware, consumables and software, Alpha® high-theft security solutions and source to shopper RFID merchandise visibility solutions.
Mike French, UK Business Unit Director at Checkpoint Systems, commented:
“I’m delighted to be stepping into the role of UK Business Unit Director at Checkpoint Systems at this exciting time in the company’s development. Checkpoint works closely with retailers to enable them to sell more and lose less across their supply chain. Checkpoint’s solutions ensure merchandise is available and secured with a clear return on investment. I look forward to working with the wider Checkpoint team to unearth new opportunities and help retailers grow profitability.”
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.