Retail tech investment expectation bodes well for tool makers

A new Accenture Strategy report reveals greater tech investment by retailers could lead to $2.95 trillion in sales for technology makers. The reason? Retailers will be grabbing up new digital tools as consumers want and expect technology in the retail...

Macy's RFID deployment may make for a text book case

Radio frequency identification technology isn't new, but RFID hasn't taken deep root in retail given a slew of challenges. That may change, however, given the RFID experience spearheaded by Macy's, according to a Forbes report. The technology has long been...

Target to add RFID tag technology

Target to add RFID tag technology

Target will begin its RFID rollout in a small number of stores late this year.

Radius Networks and R2-D2 Builders Club launch beacon-powered interactive experiences

At this year's Star Wars Celebration event, visitors will be able to find the droids they are looking for and participate in special Jawa Scavenger Hunts using free mobile apps developed by the R2-D2 Builders Club and using proximity beacon technology from Radius Networks.

Ingenico, Intel to work on products for the Internet of Things

The companies will jointly develop a mobile tablet that supports EMV and NFC payment functionalities.

Ingenico preps merchants for EMV migration with new products

The point-of-sale provider announced two new additions to its line of products to help retailers and restaurants ease into chip card acceptance.

Pyrim intends to educate merchants about mobile commerce

The company introduced what what it calls the Mobile Commerce Education Resource Kit, a guide designed to teach merchants about the mobile commerce ecosystem.

Survey says nearly half of product manufacturers implementing item-level RFID

For retailers, RFID provides greater than 95-percent inventory accuracy, improved sales, decreased out-of-stocks, increased margins and expedited returns, according to Auburn University research.

GameStop buying customer gift cards issued by other retailers

More than 90 retail branded gift cards are accepted, including Barnes & Noble, Gap, JCPenney and Target.

Nedap introduces cloud-based RFID solution for retail stores

According to the company, !D Cloud is the first solution in the market that enables retailers to significantly improve their on-shelf merchandise availability without major investments or changes to their existing IT infrastructure.

GS1 publishes new retail RFID guidelines

Developed by retailers, suppliers and technology solution providers, TIPP offers a standardized system to benchmark the performance of RFID-tagged items in multiple environments.

Ralph Lauren takes over Harrods displays using mobile proximity tech

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.

Tyco updates retail RFID tools

The new features enable retailers to maximize existing investments in iOS devices for RFID inventory transactions and to support in-store mobility strategies.

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...

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...

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