Wal-Mart RFID Tags Starting to Pay Off
Currently, 130 major suppliers tag their products to Wal-Mart's specifications, and another 200 are expected to come online by January.
Wal-Mart's success -- coupled with the falling cost of tags -- will almost certainly ensure adoption of RFID by other retailers. This payoff, though, is not without controversy. Critics have protested, in particular, Wal-Mart's practice of tagging computer equipment, and privacy fears about RFID in general appear to be gaining momentum.