Wal-Mart Plans to Add RFID to 500 More Stores

Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, says it will double the number of its stores using RFID to more than 1,000 by January 2007. (Baselinemag.com)

Wal-Mart Stores on Sept. 12 said it plans to bring another 500 stores online with its RFID (radio-frequency identification) initiative by the end of January 2007.

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That will bring the total number of its retail locations using RFID to more than 1,000, though that represents about one-fourth of Wal-Marts more than 3,900 locations in the United States.

A recent internal analysis of Wal-Marts RFID efforts "reinforces the value of this technology for Wal-Mart, our suppliers and ultimately our customers," Rollin Ford, executive vice president and CIO, said in a statement.

"Were aggressively moving forward with the expansion of RFID-enabled facilities."

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