- IDTechEx: RFID Apparel Market to Grow 70% Annually
IDTechEx estimates that RFID spending on apparel will be $68 million this year, representing 38 percent of the total worldwide RFID spend for the retail sector. The research firm predicts that figure will rise to $988 million in 2013, an impressive 71 percent compound annual growth rate.
- Retailers See RFID's Potential to Fight Shrinkage
Store operators are beginning to explore new applications for radio frequency identification, including using it as a tool for preventing product theft—or for reducing its impact.
- Jones Apparel Group Plans RFID Pilot in Nine West Stores
At two sites in New York, the company plans to test the ability of item-tagging to help improve stock availability, productivity and customer service.
- Turkish Retailer Uses Hybrid EAS-RFID Tags to Stop Theft, Improve Inventory Management
LC Waikiki plans to roll out the system—which combines EPC Gen 2 RFID and acousto-magnetic electronic article surveillance technology—at 50 stores within the next six months.
- Italian RFID Lab Gets Fashion-Forward
The University of Parma facility is working with a number of clothing and accessory manufactures and retailers to stitch together the business benefits of RFID technology.
- Turkish Retailer Plans Big Item-Level RFID Expansion
LCWaikiki, one of Turkey's leading apparel retailer, has been using item-level RFID tracking in one of its stores for about three months and plans to install systems at 50 to 60 more locations within six months. The company credits the system for reducing inventory tracking time by 60 and 70 percent for certain processes.
- RFID Study Evaluates Item-Level Retail Performance
A test of RFID read rates for footwear and apparel items in simulated retail use-case environments found generally good performance but some large variations among tags and readers. Researchers at the RFID Research Center at the University of Arkansas concluded item-level tagging is feasible for the product category.
- RFID Helps ZF Speed Transmission Shipments
The German auto parts supplier is using passive UHF tags to improve inventory accuracy and just-in-time delivery, and is now considering expanding the system to achieve even greater visibility of parts containers.
- Device Maker Deploys Item-Level RFID Across Supply Chain
SonicWALL, a provider of network security devices, is using RFID to provide item-level visibility into its extended supply chain.
- RFID Tech Providers to Display Solutions for Retail, Apparel, Footwear and Accessories Companies
RFID in Fashion 2008, the third annual event produced by RFID Journal and the American Apparel & Footwear Association, will feature new products and services designed to help companies deploy RFID quickly and profitably.
- Norwegian Food Group Nortura to Track Meat
The company's IT subsidiary, Matiq, is teaming with IBM to deploy a system that uses RFID to track meat from the slaughterhouse to the store.
- SimplyRFID Upgrades Its Service By Upgrading Its Tag
The logistics and security services provider has switched to Avery Dennison AD-224 RFID inlays to increase read range, data storage and security.
- Banking Group to Set RFID Roadmap
Hoping to facilitate RFID adoption by its members, the Financial Services Technology Consortium is working toward instituting a standardized approach to using the technology.
- EV3 Uses RFID to Streamline Inventory
The medical device maker has realized important business benefits by employing RFID to track its stock of stents and other products used for treating vascular diseases.
- New System Puts RFID at Core of Paper Handling
A new RFID system designed for the paper industry uses combination 125 KHz/6.8 MHz tags to identify industrial-sized paper rolls in production and supply chain environments. The complete system from IPICO and Sonoco includes application software to support end-to-end product tracking.