Executive Briefings

Use of RFID at Item Level in Retail Expected to Greatly Rise in 2013

Walmart, Macy's, JCPenny, Marks & Spencer, Façonnable, American Apparel, and others are implementing item-level RFID in a big way. Last year, well over one billion apparel items were tagged. That number is expected to rise substantially this year.

Macy's announced that all "size-intensive replenishment" items are being tagged, representing about 30 percent of their total annual sales. Marks & Spencer is tagging all apparel and home goods products at all of its stores. American Apparel is rolling out RFID to all of their stores. JCP is using RFID with about 35 percent of their merchandise. High-fashion retailer Façonnable is rolling out RFID on 100 percent of their merchandise at all its retail locations and DCs worldwide.

The primary driver here is making smarter and more timely replenishment decisions at the store shelf. Reducing out-of-stocks at the store has high value.

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Macy's announced that all "size-intensive replenishment" items are being tagged, representing about 30 percent of their total annual sales. Marks & Spencer is tagging all apparel and home goods products at all of its stores. American Apparel is rolling out RFID to all of their stores. JCP is using RFID with about 35 percent of their merchandise. High-fashion retailer Façonnable is rolling out RFID on 100 percent of their merchandise at all its retail locations and DCs worldwide.

The primary driver here is making smarter and more timely replenishment decisions at the store shelf. Reducing out-of-stocks at the store has high value.

Read Full Article