CINCINNATI (FOX19) - Downtown-based Macy’s, Inc. announced Wednesday that its Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s stores are adopting RFID (radio frequency identification) technology on an accelerated timeline to more precisely manage item-level merchandise inventories. By the third quarter of 2012, the company expects to begin using RFID in all stores nationwide to count size-intensive “replenishment goods” – those items regularly stocked and automatically resupplied as they are sold to customers. This represents about 30 percent of the company’s sales.
Macy’s, Inc. will be among the first retailers to implement RFID on a broad national scale. The company has been testing RFID technology for nearly two years in selected Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s stores and distribution centers.