- Metro Group, DHL to Roll Out RFID in France
The rollout—which the companies claim is the largest French retail deployment—will provide Metro with a better understanding of shipment flow, while also helping reduce delays.
- Product and Shopper Movement Tracked by ShoppingTrip360
A new wireless sensor-based application provides retail and CPG companies with data regarding shelf inventory, and indicates how well products are received based on the movements of shopping carts in stores.
- SkyeTek Offers Web-based RFID Software Platform
The company's MetaFi suite of hosted applications allows manufacturers to track high-value products in retail establishments and perform business analytics from remote locations.
- Swiss Post Delivers RFID to Its Parcel Centers, Transportation Hubs
The company is adding EPC Gen 2 tags to containers that shuttle mail and packages in and around nearly 50 facilities in Switzerland.
- Precast Concrete Manufacturers Use RFID
Companies like Phoenix Precast and E.F. Shea Concrete are using passive UHF tags to create an electronic quality-control trail and better manage their inventory.
- 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.