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  • Concept Store Delivers Product Content via NFC, RFID

    McKinsey and Mall of America have teamed up to offer a store where shoppers can explore content about products using hot spots, touch screens and magic mirrors, along with UHF RFID-based inventory management.

  • RFID Tracks Scooter Helmets, Jackets for Ride Services

    Indonesia's Gojek is supplying RFID-enabled helmets and jackets to its millions of contractors, thereby better managing where the products are distributed so that they are available in the right sizes; in the future, it plans to track maintenance to keep them in good working order.

  • Retailers to Pilot RFID for Loss Prevention

    Sensormatic Solutions' TrueVUE system now includes shrink management as part of its software-as-a-service stack, enabling retailers to begin identifying items that are removed from a store, and thereby ensuring inventory can be replaced.

  • Baby Atacadão Boosts Sales via RFID

    The company has improved its goods-circulation processes thanks to the use of radio frequency identification technology, offering it greater agility.

  • Retailers Track Reusable Crates via the IoT

    Sensize offers a cellular-based asset-management system using Arm's connectivity and its own Internet of Things sensor and software to provide supermarkets with location data regarding crates used for home delivery in the United Kingdom, as well as companies moving goods in large plastic magnum boxes.

  • SML Opens U.K. RFID Ideation Space

    The company's new Corby center brings UHF RFID technology closer to the United Kingdom's retail market, which can use its simulated stores, warehouse and laboratory space for testing and designing RFID systems.

  • Japanese Hospitals, Stores Deploy RFID Smart Shelves

    Teijin's 2D communication sheets provide a real-time view into when products are stocked on shelves on which the sheets are mounted, and when they are removed.

  • Blockchain and RFID Could Address a $180 Billion Problem

    A new paper published by the Auburn University RFID Lab suggests the two technologies could help retailers, brand owners and logistics providers reduce counterfeiting, shrink and chargebacks.

  • IoT Tag Solution Tracks Conditions for Cold Chain

    FreshTrack, provided by CoreKinect and Kudelski Group, is being piloted by three retailer companies to track conditions around goods in the supply chain; sensor data is captured as goods are received, enabling store managers to view the conditions before they accept a shipment.

  • Avery Dennison to Buy Smartrac's Transponder Business

    The acquisition will give the California-based adhesive company a greater presence in the RFID industry, by providing tags and inlays for retail, industrial and other markets in the UHF, HF and LF frequencies.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Stora Enso, Atos partner on sustainable automated retail solutions; PragmatIC, Schreiner MediPharm team up for smart labels; Understory, MSI GuaranteedWeather intro weather sensor for auto insurance; Altair Semiconductor unveils automotive IoT chipset; the Industrial Internet Consortium updates its IIoT technical report; PT Next acquires RFID software company CodeNameWhat; Triax Technologies, Skanska to co-present at Autodesk University on IoT systems.

  • Essentiel Antwerp Prepares 40-Store RFID Deployment

    The fashion brand plans to implement the system across the majority of its locations using a self-deployment methodology from Nedap that helps store managers and associates train themselves and their co-workers on its use.

  • Smartrac to Sell Its Smallest Green Inlay

    The UHF RFID EAGLE Green Tag includes a paper substrate, a laser-cut aluminum antenna and minimal adhesives to ensure the inlay, commonly used in price labels, can be recycled or composted.

  • Zebra Survey Shows Security, Management Planning Driving IoT Growth

    The company's 2019 "Intelligent Enterprise Index" finds greater planning is taking place among Internet of Things adopters in retail, manufacturing, health care and logistics to ensure that systems are secure and that data can be potentially shared with partners.

  • Stora Enso Releases Paper-Based Sustainable Labels

    The forest products company has been leading an effort to introduce paper-based RFID tags; it now has the capacity to sell its five new retail RFID ECO labels to service bureaus at a rate of 500 to 800 million annually.

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