Checkpoint Systems and Halo Metrics Sign Master Distributor Agreement to Support Canadian Retailers

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THOROFARE, N.J. – Jan. 8, 2014Checkpoint Systems, Inc. (NYSE:CKP), a leading global supplier of merchandise availability solutions for the retail industry and its supply chain, today announced that Halo Metrics signed a Master Distributor agreement to support Canadian retailers.

Under the terms of the agreement, Halo Metrics will actively market, sell, install and service Checkpoint's electronic article surveillance (EAS) product portfolio for all retailers in the Canadian market that are not currently part of Checkpoint's national account program. Checkpoint will continue to directly support its Canadian national accounts on a direct basis through its sales and customer Merchandise Availability team offices in Markham and Winnipeg.

Halo Metrics began providing security solutions to Canadian retailers in August of 1988 from its British Columbia location. Over the last 25 years Halo has grown and been able to work with retailers across Canada with local representation in BC, Ontario and Quebec.

“Our focus is to balance the retailer’s loss prevention efforts with the honest shopper’s need for easy access to merchandise on display” said Cheryl Gillott, president of Halo Metrics. “The new agreement with Checkpoint enables Halo to offer our retail customers more of a complete security solution. We are very pleased to deepen our Checkpoint relationship with the signing of this Master Distribution Agreement.”

“Halo Metrics has been an outstanding partner with our Alpha division since 2001. They have earned the trust and respect of retail loss prevention professionals with their knowledge and commitment to customer service. We are excited to expand our relationship for the benefit of the Canadian retailers", said Dan Reynolds, vice president of sales for Checkpoint Systems.

The agreement is effective immediately.

About Halo Metrics Inc. (www.halometrics.com)
In business in Canada since 1988, Halo Metrics has grown to become a leading source for Canadian retailers seeking merchandising and loss prevention solutions. Our security solutions prevent theft while enhancing customer's shopping experience. Halo Metrics has offices in major centres across Canada with full bilingual English and French technical and sales support.
Twitter: @halometrics

About Checkpoint Systems, Inc. (www.checkpointsystems.com)
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 RFID hardware, 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. Listed on the NYSE (NYSE: CKP), Checkpoint operates in every major geographic market and employs over 4700 people worldwide.

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