Fashion retailer Zara adds RFID-based inventory intelligence

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...

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Loyalty limelight: Vail Resorts' smart passes lead to peak engagement

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.

BLE vs. NFC: The future of mobile consumer engagement now [infographic]

Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and Near Field Communications (NFC) are playing a key role in helping mobile technologies redefine how businesses and consumers engage with one another.

CETW12: 5 Things to look for at CETW NYC

CETW in New York City is set to open; here's what to look for this year.

Motorola shares vision for future of retail

Motorola unveiled new customer experience solutions at its New York event this week.

President Clinton, new technologies headed to NRF 2012

More than 22,000 attendees will explore the latest technologies to help improve their customer experience.

Macy's heard it on the radio

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.

Check out this Checkout: RFID-enabled kiosks deliver more than just a cool factor

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.

Why hasn't RFID adoption taken off in retail?

New technologies, trends point to RFID making a big impact on retail in the coming months.

Retailers, manufacturers announce joint effort to advance item-level RFID

The initial focus of the Item Level RFID Initiative will be within the apparel sector.

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Checkpoint Systems unveils new RFID label for apparel

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...

Impinj introduces Monza R6 RFID tag chip for retail

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 publishes 'maturity model' for big data and retail

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...

Children's clothing retailer uses RFID to reduce online out-of-stocks

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.

Smartrac highlights its contribution to Thinaire's NFC RFID-based solution for Bon-Ton

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, RGIS partner on retail RFID

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...

Wolky footwear brand begins RFID source tagging

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.

InMarket announces first-of-its-kind retail beacon program

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...

New Burberry concept offers digitally enhanced in-store experience

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...

Study says 'Internet of Things' installed base will grow to 26 billion units by 2020

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...

Checkpoint launches RFID system for retail point-of-exit

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...

New sled turns Motorola mobile computers into handheld RFID readers

Motorola Solutions Inc., a provider of mission-critical communication solutions and services for enterprise and government customers, has announced the RFD5500 UHF RFID sled that can instantly turn the MC55N0, MC55A0, MC65 and MC67 mobile computers into lightweight, rugged, handheld RFID...

Senator Chuck Schumer introduces voluntary 'code of conduct' for retail surveillance

U.S. Senator Charles E.

TexTrace RFID garment tags on display at Tyco Retail Experience Center

TexTrace, providers of technology for the apparel industry, has announced that its brand protection and authentication solutions are featured in the Tyco Retail Experience Center in Dusseldorf, Germany. TexTrace delivers a brand-tracking solution that discreetly incorporates radio frequency identification technology...

'MagicBands' open a new world of marketing for Disney

Disney's MyMagic+ project could have Mickey Mouse tracking park visitors' spending — opening vast marketing possibilities for the entertainment giant, according to an article on orlandosentinal.com. With MyMagic+, park visitors are given rubber bracelets, dubbed MagicBands, embedded with RFID microchips....

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A tipping point has been reached – a point where price, standardization, reliability and market forces have aligned to signal the mainstream arrival of RFID to the global retail channel. Think you've heard that before? This time, it's really happening. And the Retail RFID Almanac 2011 is your guide to understanding this brave new world of supply chain and inventory management improvements, smart shelves and signs, and complete inventory visibility.