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RFID is key to control inventory of complex categories

Item-level radio frequency identification tags used for inventory control can deliver significant revenue uplift and double-digit return on investment depending on the category in which they are used.

RFID resurgence boosts inventory accuracy

An old technology is solving the vexing problem of inventory management in omnichannel environments: radio frequency identification. The result is big market growth for RFID and a big ROI for retailers implementing it.

RFID gets renewed attention with spotlight on IoT

An old killer app rides again. Radio frequency identification will become a key component of the Internet of Things because it bridges the physical and digital worlds, enabling the identification of objects and linking them to the internet.  

Amazon, Target, VF, Saks join with Auburn to open RFID Lab

Auburn University opened its new RFID Lab last week, with Amazon announcing a joint project and Target, VF and Saks Fifth Avenue as partners.

Target to roll out RFID price tags this year

In one of the largest RFID projects undertaken in retail yet, Target will roll out the radio frequency identification technology later this year for pricing and inventory control.  

CIOs embrace cloud, mobile to transform stores

The explosive growth of digital technology is compelling retail CIOs to embrace mobile and cloud mediums. Most retailers operate about 60 percent of their systems in the cloud, and others hope to increase that figure to 90 percent soon.

RFID use reaching 'tipping point'

RFID is gaining traction with retailers and manufacturers, nearing an adoption and usage "tipping point," according to a recent study from GS1 US.

Is RFID our best bad idea for in-store fulfillment?

The role of the store is changing in the new omnichannel order, but the technology needed to fuel it is still underutilized. Case in point, RFID and in-store fulfillment for online orders.

Retail's BIG Show: Macy's Has Mastered Inventory And You Can, Too

On average, retailers are only displaying about 80 percent of their store's merchandise on the showroom floor. That means at least 20 percent of a store's goods can't be sold because they can't be seen.

JCPenney's Johnson Out, Ullman Back—What Now?

  What happens next at JCPenney (NYSE:JCP), after the 1,100-store chain fired CEO Ron Johnson on Monday (April 8) and replaced him with the CEO that Johnson replaced, Mike Ullman? The retailer isn't saying. But many of the internal changes Johnson instituted at JCPenney are effectively irreversible, including remodeling all the chain's stores and replacing much of the chain's IT capability. That money is already spent.