Up until this week, you could try out EPC technology in your warehouse or store, but you had to be a member of the club -- that is, a sponsor of the technology's creator, the Auto-ID Center, based at MIT, Cambridge, Mass. Cost of a user sponsorship: $300,000. Some large retailers, notably Wal-Mart, Target, CVS, Home Depot, Metro Group and Tesco, as well as a number of large CPG companies, did become sponsors and began field-testing the RFID (radio frequency identification)-based technology, ...

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