Leading RFID, PE providers are playing a role in the future of retailing.
David Savastano, Editor01.26.16
Prior to this year, I had never attended the National Retail Federation’s BIG Show (http://bigshow16.nrf.com/recap), which is held annually at the Javits Center in New York City. I decided to spend a few days seeing what is new in the world of retail, and learning how RFID as well as printed electronics are playing a role in the future. I wasn’t alone, as more than 35,000 attendees came to see the show.
Without a doubt, the BIG Show opened my eyes.
RFID is a huge part of the retail field, particularly in the apparel segment. In alphabetical order, Alien Technology, Checkpoint Systems, Cybra, Impinj, Invengo, Smartrac, Tyco and Zebra Technologies all brought new technologies to the show. Concepts old (tagging jeans) and new (smart fitting rooms and smart tables) alike were highlighted; I’ll cover these in a separate blog post.
What was equally impressive is seeing the attendance at these booths, as visitors were genuinely interested in what i
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