Perrigo Nutritionals and Tyco Integrated Security Introduce Anti-Theft Infant Formula Packaging for The Kroger Co.

  Perrigo Nutritionals and Tyco Integrated Security Introduce Anti-Theft
  Infant Formula Packaging for The Kroger Co.

  Perrigo’s SmarTub™ packaging design aims to improve ease-of-use and reduce
                           theft of infant formula

Business Wire

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- June 25, 2013

Tyco Integrated Security (TycoIS), a Tyco (TYC) company and the industry’s
leading security systems integrator, has teamed up with Perrigo Nutritionals
to develop a theft-resistant infant formula container. Perrigo Nutritionals is
the leading infant formula company that supplies mass retailers, grocers and
drugstores with their own Store Brand Infant Formulas. Baby formula frequently
tops the list as one of the most commonly stolen products, and according to
last year’s National Retail Security Survey results conducted by the
University of Florida, the supermarket and grocery industry had the highest
total shrinkage percentages of all retail segments.

In order to combat high theft numbers and prevent losses, Perrigo Nutritionals
invested significant resources in developing the SmarTub™ packaging to aid
retailers in reducing the costs of theft associated with infant formula. The
SmarTub includes a Sensormatic® Acousto-Magnetic Electronic Article
Surveillance (EAS) tag that resonates when placed in an electromagnetic field,
alerting the retail store’s staff of the theft.

"We worked with Tyco Integrated Security to update our packaging in order to
help our customers better prevent infant formula theft in their stores," said
Perrigo Nutritionals General Manager Scott Jamison. "Our team invested $29
million and three years of development work into this effort to better serve
our customers, and the result is an innovative, theft-resistant package on the
outside with the same trusted formula on the inside."

“This is the first infant formula package on the market that is compatible
with our EAS tag and designed to significantly reduce shrinkage for retailers
across the country that sell Perrigo baby formula,” said Mike Creedon, Vice
President of Retail Sales and Operations for Tyco Integrated Security. “By
tagging the product right at the point of manufacture, our customers can be
sure their product is protected from step one. We make it a top priority to
aid our partners and customers in reducing shrinkage to more effectively
increase profits, and our involvement in Perrigo’s development of the SmarTub™
has done just that.”

“We have been attempting to have infant formula source tagged for many years
and have finally demonstrated through the partnership we have with our private
label brand that it can be done,” said Karl Langhorst, Corporate Director of
Loss Prevention, The Kroger Co. “Our desire would be for the national brands
to follow suit. Tagging compliance and labor savings through Source Tagging is
critical to our program’s success, but more importantly, it helps us maintain
in stock availability, which improves the shopping experience for our

About Tyco

Tyco (NYSE: TYC) is the world’s largest pure-play fire protection and security
company. Tyco provides more than three million customers around the globe with
the latest fire protection and security products and services. A company with
$10+ billion in revenue, Tyco has more than 70,000 employees in more than
1,000 locations across 50 countries serving various end markets, including
commercial, institutional, governmental, retail, industrial, energy,
residential and small business. For more information, visit the new

About Tyco Integrated Security

A business unit of Tyco International Ltd., Tyco Integrated Security is North
America’s leading commercial security systems integrator, providing security
and business optimization services to more than 500,000 customers.
Headquartered in Boca Raton, Fla., Tyco Integrated Security has more than
10,000 employees throughout North America. For more information, visit

About Perrigo Nutritionals

From its beginnings as a packager of generic home remedies in 1887, Allegan,
Michigan-based Perrigo Company (NYSE: PRGO; TASE) has grown to become a
leading global provider of quality, affordable healthcare products. Perrigo
develops, manufactures and distributes over-the-counter (OTC) and generic
prescription (Rx) pharmaceuticals, infant formulas, nutritional products,
dietary supplements and active pharmaceutical ingredients (API). The Company
is the world's largest manufacturer of OTC pharmaceutical products for the
store brand market. The Company's primary markets and locations of logistics
operations have evolved over the years to include the United States, Israel,
Mexico, the United Kingdom, India, China and Australia. Visit Perrigo on the
Internet ( Visit and for more information on Perrigo infant

About The Kroger Company

Kroger, one of the world's largest retailers, employs 343,000 associates who
serve customers in 2,424 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 31 states
under two dozen local banner names including Kroger, City Market, Dillons, Jay
C, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry's, King Soopers, QFC, Ralphs and Smith's. The
company also operates 786 convenience stores, 328 fine jewelry stores, 1,169
supermarket fuel centers and 37 food processing plants in the U.S. Recognized
by Forbes as the most generous company in America, Kroger supports hunger
relief, breast cancer awareness, the military and their families, and more
than 30,000 schools and grassroots organizations. Kroger contributes food and
funds equal to 160 million meals a year through more than 80 Feeding America
food bank partners. A leader in supplier diversity, Kroger is a proud member
of the Billion Dollar Roundtable and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber's Million
Dollar Club. For more information, visit

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