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  • 2018 RFID Brand Report
    Published August 2018
    RFID Journal presents a report on the RFID providers most known to technology buyers and influencers—and why this matters. (13 pages)
  • The EPC Mandate ROI Guide
    Published August 2018
    CYBRA has published this e-book, written by Sheldon R. Reich, to help retail manufacturers and distributors understand the intricacies of RFID implementation and EPC mandates, as well as how to benefit from such mandates. Aspects highlighted include how RFID can benefit retail brand owners, how to move an RFID pilot to production and the five-step plan for RFID deployment success. (10 pages)
  • How to Succeed in Retail in the 21st Century: A Guide to Digital Transformation for Brick-and-Mortar Retailers
    Published August 2018
    During the first quarter of 2018, e-commerce accounted for $123 billion of the $1.3 trillion in total retail sales, or 9.5 percent. RetailX and RFID Journal provide a step-by-step guide for brick-and-mortar retailers looking to transform digitally and compete effectively in the 21st century. (39 pages)
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  • Six Attributes of High-Performing RFID Tags for Retail Apparel Market
    Published March 2017
    SML Group's Yichang Liu and Dean Frew examine six important requirements of high-performing RFID tags for the retail apparel market. The authors discuss why these attributes are of vital importance in a tag and outline the effectiveness of SML's GB3 tag. (3 pages)
  • Smarter Fashion
    Published November 2016
    Uwe Hennig, Detego's CEO, charts the rise of smart devices and the Internet of Things in fashion, looking at new and better ways to meet the needs of today’s connected shopper. (5 pages)
  • End-to-End, Always-On RFID Inventory Management for Retail: Analyzing the ROI
    Published March 2016
    Inventory management using fixed RFID readers provides accurate real-time inventory data, benefiting retailers in terms of revenue and gross profit uplift, omnichannel execution, shrinkage and more. Mojix explains how RFID can help retailers sell to the last item, moving from a push-inventory model to a high-visibility model, and reducing inventory while improving availability and customer service. (6 pages)
  • Traceability in Retail: Reducing RFID Media Costs for Best Value
    Published March 2016
    Traditional RFID label media are printed on inlays spaced at regular intervals defined years ago to help ensure accurate data encoding. On-pitch printing and encoding technology is now available that supports very close inlay spacing, which can reduce the cost of media by as much as 10 percent. This white paper, from Zebra Technologies, outlines the benefits that item-level tagging brings to the retail industry, and reveals how on-pitch printing and encoding solutions can boost the value of RFID beyond the supply chain. (7 pages)
  • Cracking the Code: Deciphering Retail Location-Based Services Technology
    Published February 2016
    Within the last few years, a plethora of new location-based services (LBS) have been created for retail applications. The primary location-based technologies used, whether separately or combined together to create a synergized solution, include RFID, Near Field Communication (NFC), Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS. In this white paper, Boston Retail Partners discusses the potential opportunities available through the installation of LBS in retail. (10 pages)
  • What RAIN RFID Brings to the Internet of Things
    Published December 2015
    Growth of the Internet of Things is forecast to exceed that of other connected devices. Estimates predict the resulting economic value-add that businesses will derive may be as high as $1.9 trillion, with adoption being led by retail, manufacturing and health care. The RAIN RFID Alliance explains how RAIN RFID, as an essential building block of the IoT, can enable many new applications and business models, as well as make them affordable and practical. (7 pages)
  • RFID: Tracking a Tangible Approach to Gain Efficiencies in Food Retail
    Published September 2015
    The retail food industry provides a valuable service to consumers worldwide, but as a commodity market, it succeeds on razor-thin margins. Given the resource-intensive nature of grocery stores, responding to volatile market conditions while remaining competitive is extremely difficult. Avery Dennison explains how radio frequency identification could hold the answer for the retail food industry, serving as a key enabler in allowing stores to streamline resources, maximize profits and keep customers happy. (7 pages)
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