Wal-Mart Canada's new RFID program will be entirely voluntary, which is the latest tealeaf suggesting that the chain's new CIO is adopting a gentler tone.
This is all going on with the background that Wal-Mart is still quietly struggling with its RFID efforts. "Wal-Mart is having significant problems. There are problems inside of Wal-Mart," such as distribution centers that "can't handle" Gen2 communications, one observer said. "They're looking to replace those readers. They can't comply with the latest standards." To read the full story, please click here.