The grocery sector stands on the brink of upheaval, where innovations including biometrics and RFID could prove to be radical catalysts for change. Staying one step ahead of your customer is vital, but consumer response...
Wal-Mart has said that it plans to bring another 500 stores online with its RFID (radio frequency identification) initiative by the end of the fiscal year, bringing the total number of retail locations using RFID technology to more than 1,000.
Radio frequency identification, or RFID, has come a long way very quickly with Wal-Mart and Tesco among the retailers embracing the new technology. Joe Ayling looks at how RFID tracking is revolutionising supply chain management in food retailing, but also heaping extra costs on suppliers.
Some manufacturers are dreading it, but Retail Ready Packaging (RRP) is on its way. How does it work, who will pay for it, and who stands to benefit most? Hugh Westbrook reports as an industry braces itself for a subtle yet major change to international supermarket shelves.