- Tyco Wins Chain-wide Contract From Inditex
By the end of 2016, Tyco's EAS-RFID hard tags and RFID tag detachers will be deployed at all of the retailer's approximately 2,000 Zara stores.
- Aki Choklat Brings Authentication and Personalization to Luxury Bags
The shoes and accessories designer is selling handbags with a built-in NFC RFID tag that enables users not only to authenticate their bags, but also to create a travel diary—and track down a bag if it is ever stolen.
- Inditex CEO Announces RFID Expansion Plans
Already using RFID at 700 of its Zara stores, the company expects to have the technology installed at all of its nearly 2,000 Zara locations worldwide by 2016.
- ISA Boutique Tracks Inventory, Shopper Behavior Via RFID
The Hong Kong retailer is installing CSL readers and antennas in its display cabinets and on its sales counters, so that it can track when jewelry is removed, returned and purchased.
- NFC Promotion Boosts Pepsi's Midwest Sales
Rehrig Pacific intends to launch a second promotion, following an initial pilot program that enabled shoppers with NFC phones to tap a tag on the plastic trays on which soda bottles are displayed to access a hockey-game discount and Pepsi promotional info.
- DecaWave Intros Ultra-wideband Active RFID Module
The company says its DWM1000 module can be used to make low-cost tags, supporting real-time location systems that can pinpoint a tag's location within 10 centimeters at a distance of 100 meters or more.
- Small Stores in Norway See Payback From RFID
The retailers are using a low-cost solution from Front Systems, consisting of passive UHF RFID labels, as well inventory-management software, readers and printer-encoders.
- Aston Martin to Present Keynote Session at RFID Journal LIVE! Europe 2014
The event, to be held on Oct. 23, in London, England, will highlight leading companies' radio frequency identification deployments in the region, and demonstrate the latest technology solutions.
- Swedish Men's Shirts Provide Off-the-Cuff Info
Four Levent has begun manufacturing and marketing men's dress shirts with sewn-in NFC RFID tags, enabling users to write data such as business card information that others can retrieve via a smartphone.
- Ritani Creates RFID Solution to Engage Shoppers, Increase Sales
The jewelry company is preparing pilots of a system that automatically displays information about items removed from a showcase, and enables consumers to share that data with others via the Internet.
- Santa Rosa Ski and Sports Uses Bluetooth, Wi-Fi Tags to Track Customer Traffic
The company is one of thousands of small to midsize specialty retailers employing the Swarm Portal solution to measure the quantity of customer visits, and pair that information with sales data to analyze shopper behavior.
- Taiwanese Liquor Manufacturer Deploys Dual-Frequency Authentication Solution
The company is using Alien fixed readers at its factory, warehouse and DC, and is providing stores selling its high-value wines and liquors with low-cost, short-range readers that transmit a 433 MHz signal to read 902 to 928 MHz EPC Gen 2 tags.
- SML Opens U.S. RFID Technology & Innovation Center
The facility features a simulated factory, warehouse and store where end users can view how RFID technology is used, as well as a laboratory for testing and innovating, and a production facility for new inlays.
- Registration Now Open for RFID Journal's 10th Annual European Event
RFID Journal LIVE! Europe will be held on Oct. 23 in London, and will focus on the benefits of employing RFID to improve business operations across Europe.
- RFID News Roundup
U Grok It raises $600,000 in angel funding, begins manufacturing UHF smartphone readers; Xerafy, RFID Global Solution, Alien Technology partner on RFID kit for hospitals; Holland RFID, Xerafy announce oil-and-gas partnership; Walgreens' Duane Reade drugstores deploy Bluetooth beacons; Nivea embeds StickNFind beacons in magazine ads; CSL creates dual-mode access cards in partnership with HID, announces new temperature tag; Qualcomm establishes subsidiary as standalone Bluetooth beacon company.