- 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.
- Leading Retailers to Share RFID Case Studies at RFID Journal LIVE! Europe 2016
The one-day event, being held in London on Nov. 10, will include a conference track focused on the retail and apparel sectors.
- Macy's to RFID-Tag 100 Percent of Items
Speaking at last week's RFID in Retail and Apparel conference, Bill Connell, the company's SVP of logistics and operations, said Macy's aim is to have all items RFID-tagged at the source by the end of 2017.
- Mist's Virtual Bluetooth Beacons Get a Try-out
The company says one of its devices can create unlimited virtual Bluetooth Low Energy (vBLE) beacons within a 2,500-square-foot area, sparing a store the expense of installing and maintaining battery-powered beacons, and enabling it to change those beacons' locations merely by updating the software settings.
- RFID Spices Up Sales for Maille Mustard
At the company's boutique in London, a system involving RFID-tagged spoons has increased customer engagement and raised the rate of sales.
- RFID News Roundup
Balluff and InformaTrac to provide complete RFID solution ••• IntelliTrack partners with Bluetooth beacon provider Visybl to offer RTLS ••• Ecom unveils CamScan to capture and encode RFID data ••• Leantegra announces new version of Bluetooth beacon platform ••• NXP adds new security features to SmartMX2 P60 Step-Up! ••• Shoppers Drug Mart adopts RFID-enabled audio prescription labels for sight-impaired.
- Smart Ice Cube Orders Drinks When Glasses Are Empty
Martini's Smart Cube technology consists of a plastic ice cube containing a Bluetooth beacon and a sensor that determines when a drink is finished and transmits that information to bartenders.
- Malibu Rum Serves Up NFC-Connected Bottles
The maker of the coconut-flavored liquor is carrying out a three-month pilot involving Tesco shoppers, to learn how RFID can be used to engage consumers and understand their behavior.
- Impinj Releases xSpan Reader for Tracking Flow of Items, People
The latest in the company's family of gateway readers with built-in steerable-beam antennas, the xSpan has two-directional tracking capacity, and is smaller and less expensive than Impinj's xArray.
- SML to Host RFID Pop-Up Retail Store in Conjunction With RFID Journal's RFID in Retail and Apparel Event
The one-day conference will be held in New York City on Oct. 6, and attendees will be able to visit the store on Oct. 5-6.
- NFC RFID Activates Israeli Digital-Entertainment Complex
At Mogo Park, children use Tadbik's NFC wristbands to launch electronic games, as well as collect scores, photos and videos.
- Cardiff Blues Rugby Team Welcomes Beacon Technology
GCell solar-powered beacons greet users of the Cardiff Blues Match Day app, and may enable wayfinding, deliver store discounts and provide other location-based services in the future.
- Liverpool John Moores University Adopts Beacons to Provide Wayfinding, Discounts, Alerts
The school is deploying an app-based solution from Mando that delivers location-based content to students as they move around campus.
- RFID News Roundup
SML RFID Announces Seven New RFID Inlays for Retail Inventory ••• U Grok It, tagMonkey Offer Joint RFID Solution for Small, Midsize Companies ••• Trimble’s ThingMagic Sargas Low-Profile RFID Reader Now Shipping ••• Confidex Intros Bolt-On UHF RFID Tag With Impinj Chip ••• L'Oréal RFID-enabled UV Skin Sensor Now Available.