Sunday, February 25, 2007

Wal-mart's RFID plan remains unchanged for 2007

Yesterday I read a recent article in Financial Times on Wal-mart's RFID policy in 2007 and it seems to me that the giant retailer doesn't want to step back from its original objectives. Wal-Mart has said it will maintain the "aggressive" RFID plan in spite of what analysts are calling continued scepticism among suppliers and retailers about the system.

According to a recent article retailer now expects to have five distribution centers and 1,000 of its US stores - about one in four - equipped with RFID readers by April. It wants more than 600 suppliers to be using the tags this year - 300 more than last year.

Consistent plans of Wal-mart, Tesco and Metro Group, in a situation that the general populace has taken a "Wait and See" position, brings this question to the mind that whether we'll see a huge change in RFID adoption level or not…

What do you think?

(Source: Author's article in RFID-Weblog)