Suppliers have been notified that Sam's Club has begun to expand on the number of stores and suppliers tagging goods with EPC RFID tags, Gregory Johnston, executive vice president, club operations for the retailer, told attendees at the RFID Journal Live conference Wednesday in Las Vegas.
In January, suppliers were notified and provided a timeline for deployment, Johnston says. "We're moving from our current implementation with 70 suppliers to all 700 suppliers, so wall to wall, door to door, all our products will be tagged," he says. "We pallet tag today, but will begin case tagging this year, as well."
Case tagging begins this year through 2010, followed by item-level tagging in 2009 through 2010.