Macy’s Inc. announced that its Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s stores are adopting RFID technology to manage item-level merchandise inventories and track replenishment goods on-hand.
The company has been testing RFID technology for nearly two years in selected Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s stores and distribution centers using RFID to track replenishment goods on-hand by size, color and style.
The initial launch of RFID technology will be in size-intensive replenishment categories such as men’s furnishings, intimate apparel, men’s slacks, denim and women’s shoes in each store nationwide. Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s private brands are also included in the initiative.
By 2012, the company expects to begin using RFID in all of its stores nationwide to count replenishment goods, items regularly stocked and automatically resupplied as they are sold to customers.