US department store Kohls is the latest retailer to announce it will be rolling out RFID technology across its stores.
The technology will be used to speed up replenishment and ensure staff have a clear picture what is in stock at any one time. Asda is also using the technology for its George clothing line.
The retailer started a pilot across 25 stores in spring 2013 and is now rolling out the service to its whole estate.
The technology will be used in apparel departments including footwear, denim and men’s basics.
RFID tags are added to clothes, and regular inventory checks are carried out by store staff and distribution centre staff with handheld RFID readers. Merchandise visibility software is used to keep track of stock.
Kohls is working with RFID supplier Checkpoint Systems.