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  • RFID Brings Omnichannel to the Physical Store

    Customers at Italy's Store of the Future can automatically view content about a pair of shoes and similar products as they try those shoes on, enabling them to select products not in the store and purchase them online.

  • Smart Jacket Accesses Gifts and Promos With NFC

    Rochambeau's Bright Bmbr jacket is the first product to use the Janela solution from Avery Dennison RBIS, powered by the EVRYTHNG Smart Products Platform, to bring intelligence to products via RFID, NFC or bar-code labels.

  • Arvind Uses RFID to Smarten Up Arrow Dress Shirt

    The textile company's garment has an NFC tag embedded in its left cuff, enabling a wearer to share his business card and social-media pages with others, as well as launch a music playlist.

  • Detego, IER Offer Joint RFID-enabled Solution for Fashion Industry

    The companies say the system can greatly improve efficiency and inventory visibility.

  • Thomas Pink Piloting IoT System With RFID and Cameras to Manage Inventory, Traffic

    The solution, from BT Global Services, enables the use of multiple technologies under the single Acuitas Digital Alliance store platform to manage the inventory of men's shirts, as well as the movement of customer and sales staff traffic around that merchandise.

  • Platt Retail Institute Finds RFID-Based Inventory Accuracy, Sales and Satisfaction Gains at Macy's

    The study, undertaken during the past 15 months, found that the retailer not only improved its on-shelf and display compliance, but made single-unit sales possible when a store's inventory may be down to its last unit for a particular SKU.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Fujitsu unveils new UHF RFID tag for fashion apparel, accessories ••• Transcends releases RIFIDI 3.6 for IoT; PMRS deploys RIFIDI Edge Server for tag detection ••• Tyco Retail Solutions adds Zebra Technologies products to its portfolio ••• Checkpoint Systems offers RFID label for merchandise visibility, including retail cosmetics ••• Nedap expands long-range ID portfolio, intros new heavy-duty UHF tag ••• Identec Ltd. adds mid-range reader to its Cyphertag product line.

  • Mojix's New Reader Antenna, App and Blockchain Aim for Real-Time Visibility

    Retailers and brands are piloting the TurboAntenna to capture the locations of tagged items in stores or stockrooms in real time, and the Retail Task Management App to enable store personnel to manage inventory and share tasks using their smartphone or tablet.

  • European Co-op Tries Out Various Options for Tagging Shoes

    ANWR Group is attaching an RFID tag to each shoe in every pair, as well as to the box in which footwear is sold, to learn how EPC UHF RFID tags can improve inventory tracking, theft reduction and sales transactions.

  • Rebecca Minkoff Brings Self-Service to Its SoHo Store With RFID

    The fashion retailer is using technology from QueueHop to allow shoppers to select and pay for an item, then unlock its security hard tag based on RFID reads of that tag.

  • NFC Tags Take to the Slopes on Ski Jackets

    Spyder is testing Near Field Communication technology in some of its U.S. Ski Team jackets to engage with consumers, by providing links to social media, as well as information about the jackets, the ski team and local skiing.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Kathrein RFID launches new long-range readers ••• HID Global offers visitor-management solution ••• Ubisense appoints TransTech Systems as AngleID distributor in North America ••• A.C.C. Systems intros multiple-protocol UHF desktop reader ••• Auburn University RFID Lab certifies Tageos products.

  • MetraLabs' TORY RFID Inventory Robot Celebrates First Jubilee

    One year ago, German retailer Adler started using the robot for automated inventory at one of its stores.

  • Clothing, Car-Cover Manufacturers Track Work-in-Progress via RFID

    The companies are using an NFC-based system from Shopfloor to view who completed which tasks, in order to identify assembly bottlenecks, facilitate quality control and monitor worker productivity.

  • Large Apparel Retailers, Wholesalers See Sharp Rise in RFID Adoption, ROI

    A Kurt Salmon survey of 60 European and U.S. companies found that the adoption rate shot up from 34 percent in 2014 to 73 percent in 2016, driven by omnichannel growth and a high return on investment for multiple use cases.

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