CHICAGO -- Wal-Mart Stores has informed all of its vendors that it expects pallets and cases shipped to Wal-Mart distribution centers to come with RFID (radio frequency identification) tags beginning in 2005, sources told SN. At the Food Marketing Institute Show at McCormick Place here earlier this month, technology vendors told SN that Wal-Mart, Bentonville, Ark., has given this directive to its suppliers over the past few months. According to Peter Abell, research director, retail, AMR ...

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