You reach into your bag, but cannot find your lipstick; where and when did it go missing? Well now a group of scientists have developed a tag that can ensure that consumers know the whereabouts of their cosmetics and other personal belongings.
The international phenomenon that is radio frequency identification
technology (RFID) has at last hit Japanese cosmetic counters, with
Global beauty manufacturer Shiseido taking part in a field trial in
Japan this month.
The global market for smart packaging for cosmetics products using
such technologies as radio frequency identification (RFID) will
grow to $618m (€489.5m) in 2013 from the current $9m, according to
a forecast report.
Some industries could achieve a reasonable payback from an
investment in radio frequency identification (RFID) by 2008. Other
sectors - such as personal care sector - will have a tough time
achieving such results, according to a consultancy...
A four-month retail study has concluded that investment in RFID can
bring significant and rapid payback to both manufacturers and
retailers, but also points out the importance of detailed analysis
and customer privacy.
Technical problems, consumer suspicions and high prices have served
to put many cosmetics companies off investing in Radio frequency
identification (RFID) technology. However, falling prices and new
technology allowing tags to be...
As cosmetics and personal care suppliers in both Europe and North
America race to meet RFID deadlines, a new market report reveals
that many retailers are still finding problems and frustrations
when trying to implement the technology...
The talent pool of RFID professionals is shallow and could impact
the successful adoption of the technology by companies keen to
comply with the expectations of major retailers, a recent industry
report shows, writes Simon Pitman.
In relation to mounting pressure from the world's leading retail
group, global health and hygiene company, Kimberly-Clark, has
confirmed that it is transferring its global expertise in Radio
Frequency Identification technology...
As a new report backs up growing evidence that companies' IT spend
budgets are continuing to expand in an effort to incorporate RFID
tagging, the latest word from global retailers is that
implementation will take time.
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) cranked up the volume in
2004, with most of the major global retail companies, including
many of the leading players in the personal care and cosmetics
industry, making significant investments...
US company IMX Cosmetics has launched a custom cosmetics line that
allows customers to mix their own personalised recipes for lip
gloss and other cosmetics and retrieve them at in-store computer