The Concept Tag nominated for two Retail Fraud awards

The Concept Tag – the revolutionary loss prevention device developed by Agon Systems – has been nominated in two categories for the 2016 Retail Fraud Awards.

The Concept Tag has been included in the shortlist for the ‘Best Newcomer Award’ – that recognises the most exciting new product in the retail fraud arena – and the ‘Most Innovative In-Store Product’, for innovative approaches to an existing, tried and tested solution or a brand new approach to fraud and loss prevention.

The most exciting advance in EAS tagging for over 30 years, the Concept Tag hit the headlines last year when it was trialled in seven of JD Sport’s flagship stores across the UK and Europe. The first store that was counted – in Manchester’s Trafford Centre – saw a reduction in losses of 66 per cent.

Sean Welch, managing director of Agon Systems, said: “We are delighted that the Concept Tag is included in the shortlist for two Fraud Awards. We’ve been seeing some excellent results from several large national retailers and it’s great to see this recognised by these nominations. but then reductions in loss of 60% are hard to ignore!”

Over seven years of development went into the Concept Tag to ensure its effectiveness as a loss prevention device. It features a unique locking mechanism and a practically impenetrable anti-theft design, meaning it takes over 50kg of pressure to remove the tag from a garment.

The Retail Fraud Awards acknowledge the best companies, products, innovations and personalities in the retail risk and loss prevention.

Agon Systems will find out if their product is successful in their awards category at the Retail Fraud Awards ceremony on 6 October 2016. Taking place at the King Power Stadium, Leicester, the awards form part of the Leicester Retail Risk conference – one of a series of international events that are attended by a whole host of loss prevention and retail risk professionals.

To learn more about the Concept Tag and how it could help provide your retail business with a proven loss prevention solution, visit

To find out more about the Leicester Retail Risk conference, including a list of speakers, visit

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