Here’s why you won’t want to miss the Retail and Apparel track at this year’s RFID Journal LIVE! conference and exhibition.
March 29, 2023
RFID Journal LIVE! 2023 will feature end-user companies discussing RFID’s use in various industries, as well as exhibitors offering tagging solutions for multiple applications. To learn more, visit the event’s website.
RFID Journal LIVE! 2023 is less than six weeks away, and this year’s event will feature one of the strongest speaker lineups in years (see Registration Now Open for LIVE! 2023). Retail and apparel companies are employing radio frequency identification (RFID) and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to improve in-store inventory visibility and accuracy. Many have moved on to enabling “buy online, pickup in store” (BOPIS), ship from store, automated checkout and other customer-facing applications. This track will focus on highlighting companies in the retail and apparel sector sharing their case studies of successful deployments. Here’s what you can discover by attending the Retail and Apparel track. (Click here to view the full conference track.)
The Walmart RFID Program
In 2021, Walmart announced plans to expand its use of passive UHF RFID tags on apparel to home goods, some hardware and automotive products, and some entertainment products and toys. Hear why the retailer has expanded its RFID program and get an update of future plans.
Speaker: Matt Alexander, Senior Director, Merchandising Innovation, Walmart
Lojas Renner Uses RFID to Enable Omnichannel Experience
RFID Journal 2023 Awards Finalist
With more than 600 stores, Lojas Renner S.A. maintains a presence throughout Brazil in the fashion, home and decoration segments, with its Renner, Camicado and Youcom brands. The firm operates in the financial solutions segment with Realize. Renner operates in Argentina and Uruguay as well, and in addition to being one of the top 10 brands in Brazil, it is a recognized leader in omnichannel fashion retailing. The company has successfully implemented RFID at all Renner locations, giving it greater visibility and inventory accuracy. Learn how the technology’s use is an important step toward the integration between online and offline channels, enabling Renner to create a complete omnichannel experience.
Speaker: Alexandre Ribeiro, Risk Director, Lojas Renner
C&A Uses RFID to Improve End-to-End Supply Chain Performance
RFID Journal 2023 Awards Finalist
C&A Europe is one of the largest fashion retailers in Europe with head offices in Germany and Belgium. The company operates more than 1,300 stores in 17 European countries. Over 28,000 employees work C&A Europe. Learn how the firm added RFID to all stores throughout Europe to optimize and align the customer experience, standardize and simplify processes, provide customer benefits due to increased stock-data accuracy, and ensure merchandise availability and visibility.
Speaker: Hans Peter Scheidt, Delivery Lead Tech, Merchandise Visibility, RFID EPCIS, C&A
RFID Increases Sales and Improves Inventory Accuracy at Sports Chain
Headquartered in Sweden, Stadium is the Nordic region’s largest sports chain with 180 stores. The firm sells retail sportswear and training clothes, as well as sports-related merchandise. Stadium recently won Logistics Solution of the Year at the Retail Awards hosted by Svensk Handel, a trade association for companies with operations in wholesale, digital and retail trade. After implementing RFID in existing processes, Stadium has obtained nearly 100 percent inventory accuracy. Learn how the technology is resulting in reduced inventory times and better customer satisfaction, resulting in increased sales.
Speaker: Johan Stenström, Supply Chain Developer, Stadium
Why RFID Is a ‘Must-Have’ Technology for Today’s Retailer
Research shows that retailers which have not invested in RFID have been unable to execute ship-from-store or curbside or in-store pickup consistently. Retailers employing RFID tend to have an in-store inventory accuracy of approximately 95 percent, compared to about 65 percent for retailers that do not use it. Learn how the technology can be tailored to fit each company’s specific needs and how to solve supply chain problems, as well as inventory visibility.
Speakers: Bob Hoheisal Senior Manager, Merchandise Transformation, Walmart; Senthilkumar CP Ph.D., Director of Research and Technology, RFID Lab, Auburn University