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Matalan partners with SML on major RFID project

Matalan has deployed SML’s RFID tags and item-level solutions across all 220 stores in the UK.

Originally published on retailtechinnovationhub.com

The two have been working together for the past two years, with Matalan rolling out RFID in two pilot stores using SML’s Clarity software suite. Store colleagues are also using the real-time stock enquiry and search/find functionality, which utilises handheld terminals from Zebra Technologies with an Android Touch Computer across the estate, and the data stored in Microsoft’s Azure Cloud platform.

Howard Reed, CTO at Matalan, comments: “We are committed to adopting appropriate transformative technologies that enable us to address the ever-changing needs of our customers. Our initial pilots using SML’s Clarity RFID solution allowed us to gain a significantly improved view of our inventory and the return on investment across the business was apparent. Without RFID technology, we will not be able to deliver on our customers’ shopping experience needs.”