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Marks & Spencer Rolling out RFID to all its stores

Posted: 5th November 2013
Category: General Blog Posts

As a keen shopper, when out buying clothes the most frustrating thing for me is to find an item that you want but the store has stock in every size but your own! Well fortunately one store may have the answer! As one of the UK’s leading retailers with over 760 stores and with over 21 million people visiting their stores each week shopping for clothing, home products and food, M&S is updating its radio frequency identification technology as it begins to tag all clothing and hard goods as a successor to the barcode to provide better customer service through improved product availability.

As a pioneer in the use of RFID, in 2001 M&S began attaching re-useable RFID tags to food trays for tracking deliveries between their suppliers and distribution centres to find out how well the technology functioned. With the technology working successfully, M&S report that almost 10 million RFID-tagged food trays are now continuously transported around their supply chain from supplier to distribution then finally to your local store, with trays of fresh flowers and plants also now being tracked. read more...