Executive Briefings

British Retailer Expands Use of Item-Level RFID Tags in Apparel

Britain's Marks & Spencer continues to march forward with item-level RFID. The company is tagging a range of garments--from suits at the high end to jeans and intimates on the low end. Garments costing under $15 now bear tags, and this floor continues to drop steadily. It is estimated that their overseas suppliers have now applied paper RFID hangtags to more than 60 million garments, and they could eclipse the 100 million mark some time in 2007. By that time, Marks & Spencer will be using RFID to manage inventory in 120 stores, representing virtually all of its apparel business.
Source: RFID Journal, http://www.rfidjournal.com

Britain's Marks & Spencer continues to march forward with item-level RFID. The company is tagging a range of garments--from suits at the high end to jeans and intimates on the low end. Garments costing under $15 now bear tags, and this floor continues to drop steadily. It is estimated that their overseas suppliers have now applied paper RFID hangtags to more than 60 million garments, and they could eclipse the 100 million mark some time in 2007. By that time, Marks & Spencer will be using RFID to manage inventory in 120 stores, representing virtually all of its apparel business.
Source: RFID Journal, http://www.rfidjournal.com