A retail store in Arkansas released interesting RFID news on Oct. 3. And no, it didn't come from Bentonville.
If you've ever spent time in Arkansas you would know about the tight-knit business community, even among rivals. Executives get together frequently to share ideas and bond.
In Little Rock sits Dillard's, a $7.7 billion fashion apparel and home furnishings retailer, which announced plans on Wednesday to begin item-level RFID trials. Not far up the road, Wal-Mart Stores, which began talking about RFID trials in 2003, takes pride in calling Bentonville, Ark., home.
Wal-Mart sells some items, such as printers from Hewlett-Packard, with RFID tags affixed to cartons that travel home with consumers. They have for years. Neither company likes to talk about it.