In a nutshell: In 2007, Vail Resorts began embedding RFID chips into its passes so it could more quickly and easily check tickets at airlifts. The single- and multi-day ski passes, which are issued at Vail's five resorts, are automatically picked up by special readers at the platform, allowing skiers to more quickly board the lift.
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If Macy's isn't carrying enough of your size, it isn't for lack of trying.
The department store chain, which has long sought to perfect the art and science of inventory management, plans to install RFID technology at all of its U.S. stores by late 2012.
Now more than ever, retailers are focusing on the customer experience at the point-of-sale in order to provide the best service possible to increasingly demanding consumers. Savvy retailers are looking to technology to give the customer control over the checkout experience through self-service kiosks.
New technologies, trends point to RFID making a big impact on retail in the coming months.
The initial focus of the Item Level RFID Initiative will be within the apparel sector.
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Reflections and Takeaways
Developed by retailers, suppliers and technology solution providers, TIPP offers a standardized system to benchmark the performance of RFID-tagged items in multiple environments.
The brand is striving to connect with shoppers via their smartphones by offering exclusive and interactive content as well as an out-of-hours opportunity to enrich their luxury shopping experience.
The new features enable retailers to maximize existing investments in iOS devices for RFID inventory transactions and to support in-store mobility strategies.
Tyco Retail Solutions announced that Inditex Group, one of the world’s largest fashion retailers, has awarded Tyco a chain-wide contract for RFID-based inventory intelligence. The Tyco solution is currently deployed in 700 Zara stores across 22 countries, the companies said...
Checkpoint Systems, a global supplier of merchandise availability solutions for the retail industry, has announced its new Zephyr 2 RFID label, which is certified by the University of Arkansas ARC Center for item-level tagging of all apparel categories in the...
UHF radio frequency identification platform provider Impinj Inc. has announced its Monza R6 tag chip to drive high-volume applications in retail stores and supply chains.
IDC Retail Insights has announced a new report, "Business Strategy: IDC Maturity Model Benchmark – Big Data and Analytics in Retail in North America," which the company says presents the results of the first IDC Retail Insights big data and...
Coccinelle, a high-end children's clothing retailer, announced it is now optimizing its inventory accuracy using RFID, resulting in a decrease of more than 60 percent in online order cancellations. Nedap supplies the RFID point-of-sale and the hand-held readers for this, along with the associated iOS app.
Department store operator Bon-Ton has engaged Thinaire, a provider of RF engagement marketing solutions, to turn shoes on display into mobile marketing channels for shoppers. Thinaire relies on Smartrac’s NFC RFID tags exclusively, and all three companies are demoing the...
Checkpoint Systems, a global supplier of merchandise availability solutions for the retail industry, and RGIS, a provider of supply chain, inventory, insight, merchandising and optimization solutions, today announced at the NRF 103rd Annual Convention & Expo that they have entered...
The Dutch footwear brand Wolky announced it has decided to attach RFID labels during the production of its shoes. The Wolky barcode label on the box will be replaced by a Wolky barcode label with integrated Nedap RFID label, the companies said in a press release.
Technology company inMarket announced that it has deployed "the world's first multi-retailer iBeacon platform, and the first-ever grocery store implementation of BLE." According to a TechCrunch report, the rollout this week includes more than 200 stores in the Safeway and...
Burberry has opened a new retail concept in London that uses personalized physical and digital experiences, according to Marketing magazine. The Burberry Beauty Box, in the Covent Garden district, is a dedicated beauty shop that allows consumers to explore the...
The Internet of Things, which excludes PCs, tablets and smartphones, will grow to 26 billion units installed in 2020, representing an almost 30-fold increase from 0.9 billion in 2009, according to Gartner Inc. Gartner said that IoT product and service...
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Checkpoint Systems, Inc., a supplier of merchandise availability solutions for the retail industry, has announced RFID-based EAS Overhead 2.0, which the company says delivers improved inventory visibility and loss prevention benefits at the point-of-exit. Overhead 2.0 is a key component...