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November 8th, 2016

SML Group Enables Large-Scale, Global RFID Deployment for French Retailer Decathlon

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Leading RFID technology and solution provider SML Group has today announced the continuation of a successful, large-scale deployment of RFID tags for French retailer Decathlon, to provide more than 200 million labels per year to the retailer’s global network of vendors.

SML Group supplies RFID technology that includes stickers and labels sewn into garments during manufacturing. The RFID chip is programmed with an individual Electronic Product Code (EPC) number to match the unique product SKU. This item-level tracking has improved inventory management and ensured better availability of goods. The system has also been proven to reduce out-of-stocks and improve customer service. (more…)

November 3rd, 2016

SML RFID Group Charts Significant RFID Expansion; Opens Three New Technology Centers

RFID Production, Technology Development and Demo Facilities Launch in Texas, Germany and China; Brings Total To Five Worldwide

The RFID Solution Innovation Centers are complete RFID resources, housing RFID tag testing, RFID hardware and software demonstration and application, including the ability for retailers to test RFID in the configurations they require for their own use. (more…)

November 1st, 2016

Invengo Acquires a 10% Stake In SML Holdings Ltd, the Hong Kong-Headquartered Brand Identification Solution Provider for the Worldwide Retail & Apparel Industry

SINGAPORE, October 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Invengo, the global RFID technology provider, today announced the acquisition of a 10% stake in SML Holdings Ltd., the Hong Kong-headquartered total brand identification technology and solution provider for the global retail and apparel industry. With a presence in over 30 countries and manufacturing facilities around the world, SML delivers best-in-class products and solutions built on agreat technology and thorough understanding of their customers and the retailmarket. The extensive SML offerings include product branding and labeling, RAIN RFID tag solutions, retail RFID software solutions and data management services, anti-counterfeit and product packaging design and engineering. SML has an enviable customer list that includes such leading fashion brands and retailers as Levi’s®, American Eagle, American Apparel®, Ann Taylor, GAP, Tesco, Best Buy, Target, Wal-Mart and Adidas®. (more…)

October 28th, 2016

SML Featured on Drapers Hompage

Drapers retail magazineSML recently collaborated with Drapers to present a webinar discussing how RFID is being implemented in fashion retail. In the one-hour presentation, SML’s Dean Frew explored how RFID can solve the top challenges that the fashion industry faces, as well as successful deployment strategies and other topics related to RFID in retail. (more…)

October 4th, 2016

RFID Friendly Packaging Revolutionizes Fragrance and Cosmetics Industry

— SML designs smart packaging solutions for fragrance, cosmetics and hard-to-RF-track consumer packages to improve inventory management, customer experience and brand security  —

DALLAS — October 4, 2016 — Today, leading RFID technology and total brand identification solution provider SML Group announced new intelligent packaging technologies for RFID retail supply chain management to improve inventory management and to strengthen brand security. The new smart packaging designs have been developed to overcome the RF sensitivity issues common in the cosmetics and fragrances market, and they are customized to fit the size and performance of requirements for packaging these products. (more…)

September 20th, 2016

SML’s Pop-Up Retail Store Featured in Fibre2fashion

fibre2fashionSML RFID’s Pop-up Retail Store event, taking place on October 5-6 in New York City, has been featured in Fibre2fashion.

Fibre2fashion is a B2B portal in the retail industry that connects technology providers, consultants, manufacturers and many other entities in the textile, apparel and fashion sectors to provide effective business solutions. They’ve recently promoted SML’s upcoming event in their online magazine, explaining that the Pop-up Retail Store will allow retailers to see SML’s latest RFID tags and hardware in action, as well as our Clarity software. The full article is available on the F2F website, and be sure to register for the Pop-up Store to demo SML’s RFID solutions in person.

September 12th, 2016

SML Featured in The Grocery Trader Magazine

the grocery traderSML’s CTO & SVP RFID Solutions, Dean Frew, was featured in an article for the September 2016 issue of The Grocery Trader magazine. The Grocery Trader is a UK-based monthly magazine that covers issues, news, events and developments within the UK multiple grocery industry. It is distributed to senior buyers and trading directors within UK supermarkets, convenience store chains, co-ops and other grocery organizations. (more…)

August 24th, 2016

SML’s Clarity™ RFID Launches Support for iOS, Android and Windows 10 Mobile Devices in Multiple Languages

Enterprise-class retail RFID platform Clarity expands to support multiple operating systems and languages to further simplify using RFID for retailers and brand owners.

Clarity™ RFIDDallas, August 24, 2016 – In-line with the rise of consumer device use in retailer operations, RFID leader SML today launches enhancements to its industry leading Clarity™ RFID application platform to support iOS, Android and Windows 10- powered mobile devices that are coupled to RFID sleds from Zebra.

“The consumer device market is gaining greater market share among retailers and Clarity is evolving to support the latest devices that retailers want to use as they migrate to RFID”, says Dean Frew, CTO and SVP, RFID Solutions. “Clarity has proven to be the most scalable and feature rich RFID application platform for retail with over 1000 stores using every day processing over 5 billion transactions in 2016, this next iteration of Clarity maintains our march toward more flexible, higher performance and cost effective RFID deployments for retailers and brand owners.” (more…)

August 9th, 2016

SML RFID Announces New RFID Inlays for Managing Tracking Apparel, Cosmetics and Accessory Inventory

-SML designs unique retail RFID inlays for greater versatility for managing merchandise inventory, enhanced performance and brand protection-

rfid inlaysDALLAS, TX August 09, 2016 – Today, leading RFID technology and total brand identification solution provider SML RFID announced the release of seven new inlays for RFID retail supply chain management. The new inlays have been customized to fit the size, performance and requirements for inventory management of small cosmetics, poly bagged apparel and accessories. (more…)

August 9th, 2016

Internet of Things Retail Discussed in Computerworld

computerworld indiaComputerworld India recently featured an article titled “The role of IoT in Retail and Disruptive Innovation in the Sector.” The piece details how brick-and-mortar stores are using retail technology to implement the Internet of Things, leading to valuable benefits for both employees and customers alike. SML is proud to be a key player in bringing the IoT to the retail industry all over the world.

In fact, the article is written by Rajesh Ramesh, head of engineering and technology at Tesco. This is a clear endorsement of SML’s technology, as we’ve implemented our retail inventory management system at hundreds of Tesco locations.