- Survey Shows Half of U.S. Retailers Have Already Adopted Item-Level RFID
The survey, conducted by Accenture on behalf of the VICS Item Level RFID Initiative, finds that if tag prices continue to drop and adoption momentum remains steady, most retailers will be using RFID technology within five years.
- Firearms Distributors to Track Guns Via RFID
American Tactical Imports and sister company AmChar Wholesale are deploying EPC Gen 2 RFID tags and readers to create a record of when firearms are received, stored and shipped, and to send an alert if a weapon ends up missing.
- B:MING Clothing Stores Try RFID
A solution from Fujitsu enables the Japanese retailer to track inventory from its distribution centers to its stores, and to increase efficiency at the point of sale by reading the tags of goods sold.
- Zebra, OAT Partner on Solutions Combining Passive and Active Tags
The companies will incorporate OATSystems' passive RFID middleware into Zebra Technologies' existing RTLS products, enabling customers to track goods and assets using active and passive RFID on a single platform.
- Patrizia Pepe Brings Efficiency to Its Supply Chain
The Italian fashion designer has doubled the efficiency of the intake and shipping of its apparel as the garments are processed at the company's distribution centers, while its tagged clothing can also be read at some stores by customers looking to learn more about the products.
- Swedish Fisheries Board Expected to Issue Fish-Traceability Framework in Mid-2012
The board's recommendations will outline an RFID-based system for fulfilling EU regulations for tracking the seafood supply chain, beginning in 2013.
- RFID Study Quantifies ROI for Apparel Suppliers
University of Arkansas researchers find that by using item-level RFID tags to audit shipments, a garment manufacturer could dramatically improve shipment accuracy, as well as confidence in that accuracy, thereby reducing the incidence of retailer chargebacks.
- Tampa Bay Lightning Strikes Gold With RFID
The hockey team says it has boosted sales by offering jerseys with embedded passive tags to season-pass holders, entitling them to discounts at its stadium's concessions stands and stores.
- RFID Sheet Antennas Enable Unique Shelf-Management Systems
Measuring only six millimeters in thickness, the short-range antennas—marketed by Teijin Fibers and Convergence Systems Ltd.—are being installed on shelving, along with EPC UHF readers, to track the locations of tagged items.
- RFID Greets Partygoers By Name
Montreal's Apollo Agency is using EPC Gen 2 tags to provide guests with personalized greetings to the marketing and networking events that it holds.
- Grupo Exito Launches Major Electronics Tagging Pilot
The Colombian retailer has tagged more than 45,000 items at its new electronics store in Bogota.
- Narian Technologies to Launch NFC RFID Applications for Customer Service
The system allows consumers at a store or restaurant to use NFC-enabled phones to request assistance from staff members, and to receive an alert when a product or service is ready.
- GS1 Releases Privacy-Assessment Tool for RFID Users
The software application is intended to help companies assess any privacy risks that may result from their use of RFID technology, determine if they meet the European Commission's privacy recommendations and show them how to take corrective actions, if necessary.
- Registration Now Open for RFID Journal's 10th Annual Event
RFID Journal LIVE! 2012 will feature more than 50 case studies presented by leading end users, as well as solutions from more than 175 technology companies.
- Brouha Uses RFID to Measure Loyalty
The New York company's system enables users to receive loyalty points for the number of visits they make to shops as they pass over an RFID reader at the entrance, while rewards are sent to their mobile phones.