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September 26th, 2013

American Apparel Goes High-Tech – RFID Boosts Efficiency of Fashion Retail

American Apparel is one of the few clothing companies in the West that has bucked the trend: instead of moving production offshore, the vertically integrated manufacturer, distributor and retailer of casual clothing has kept all operations in Los Angeles. With a California workforce of approximately 5,000 people, American Apparel is not only the largest garment manufacturer in North America; they might also be the only American company to manufacture in the U.S. and sell through their own retail outlets in China.

Despite a winning formula and highly efficient processes, American Apparel is constantly on the lookout for additional efficiencies that can help it maintain its competitive edge. With 280 retail outlets in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe and Asia and 1.5 million pieces of clothing produced per week, even a small uptick can make a big difference throughout the company ecosystem. By far the biggest advantage that American Apparel has found in recent years is RFID. (more…)

September 26th, 2013

Pumping Up The Volume: RFID In The Apparel Industry

Investors want to know that retailers are doing everything they can to lean out their supply chain and increase profit. Can you afford to be late to the table while more and more competitors implement RFID on the retail floor?

Massive rollouts at J.C. Penney, Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s raise the stakes for other department store chains and specialty retailers. RFID in the apparel industry will become a necessity in the years to come. See the benefits it can provide here.

September 25th, 2013

SML Group Buys Software Company Xterprise

In a new RFID Journal article, Claire Swedberg discusses SML Group’s purchase of a controlling interest in Xterprise. The SML – Xterprise combination will enable SML to offer its retail customers a full RFID-based solution with Xterprise software applications, as part of its ViziT program. View the article at RFID Journal.

September 13th, 2013

SML Group Acquires Xterprise

– Xterprise, the leading RFID software solution provider, was recently acquired by SML, a leading RFID tag manufacturer. –

New York, NY, July 11, 2013 –(– The SML Group (“SML”) continues the expansion of its RFID ViziT™ program with the announcement today that it has acquired a controlling interest in Xterprise, Carrollton, TX, USA. Xterprise now becomes a part of the SML Group. (more…)

May 5th, 2013

UK Retailers Ready for Record Online Sales this Christmas

View the original article from The Guardian here.

UK retailers are looking forward to a jump in online shopping this Christmas as they battle for the custom of hard-pressed shoppers with deals and express delivery offers.

Online retail revenues will be up sharply on last Christmas and December takings will break though the £10bn barrier for the first time, according to industry group IMRG and consultants Capgemini. (more…)