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Technology
Wal-Mart RFID Hits Road Block
Posted 02-17-07 - Wal-Mart Stores hits a road block in its move into printed Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags. The retail giant once hoped to have up to 12 of its roughly 120 distribution centers using RFID technology by January 2006, reports the Wall Street Journal. But so far it has installed the technology at just five, plus 1,000 stores. Wal-Mart expects to add another 400 stores this year.
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Tech-filled shopping cart ready to roll
Posted 01-29-07 - Plano maker's buggy locates items, offers specials, scans as you go - Columnist:Cheryl Hall, Dallas Morning News.com
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Once-wary retailers turn to technology
Posted 03-01-07 - Retailers, who have traditionally been slow adopters of technology, are beginning to understand the value of investing in new software and systems that can improve customer service, day-to-day operations and sales, experts say.
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RFID and Wireless Sensor Networks in the Supply Chain
Posted 02-01-07 - The use of RFID technology in the retail industry has been increasing, albeit tentatively, and the debate over RFID in general continues unabated. Meanwhile, proponents are finding that RFID adoption is easier in the manufacturing sector and upstream in the supply chain, in areas such as asset tracking and inventory management, as well as security-related, government-driven applications, such as international air travel.
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Two Critical Things You Must Do With Retail Technology To Grow Your Business
Posted 02-17-07 If you want to get the MOST from retail technology and really grow your business, then there are two critical things that you must do. (Registration Required to Read Article)
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Wal-Mart Shifts RFID Plans
Posted 02-26-07 - (Computerworld) -- Though Wal-Mart Stores Inc. expects the number of its stores using radio frequency identification systems to reach 1,000 in April, the retailer has come under fire from some analysts and users for failing to meet its plan for installing the technology in its distribution centers.
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Pros, cons of supermarket checkout automation
Posted 03-11-07 - I enjoy the efficiency of the automated-checkout processes at the grocery store. It has been years since I've had to write a check at the register because a quick swipe of my credit card is all it takes to pay for my groceries. The cashier's ability to scan items quickly instead of typing in prices means my order is rung up as quickly as I can empty my cart. However, the checkout automation offers more than simple efficiency to shoppers and cashiers. In fact, the future of stores' automated procedures may actually work to protect consumers.
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