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Industry News - August 4th, 2009



RedPrairie Integrates Asset Management, Warehouse Management

RedPrairie introduces new capabilities to its Warehouse Management solution, integrating much of the Asset Management functionality found in its Mobile Resource Management application. The enhanced system now provides Web visibility for serialized assets, and enhanced integration of RFID yard transactions.

RedPrairie's enhanced Warehouse Management solution also now provides improved visibility into inventory and workforce over multiple buildings in a facility, as well as support for carrier moves, and the ability to dispatch trailers in mass.


Datalogic Scanning Releases Magellan 8500Xt

Datalogic Scanning announces the Magellan 8500Xt high performance POS bi-optic scanner which adds several new features to the Magellan 8500 scanner. These new enhancements include: a new microprocessor that enables higher POS throughput with its ability to decode hard-to read bar code labels.

The Magellan 8500Xt is the first in the Magellan scanner line to incorporate the new Magellan Scale Technology. The Magellan Scale Technology is coupled with the patented All-Weighs Scale Platter to reduce produce shrinkage.

Another new feature offered on the Magellan 8500Xt scanner is a new dual-range scale option which enables more precise weighing of small, high value items. This new scale technology is supported by Sextante GZPS gravity zone positioning software.

The Magellan 8500Xt scanner offers enhanced user label editing capabilities; and optional pre-installed integrated Sensormatic or Checkpoint EAS antenna options. Datalogic also now offers the new PreScan Queue-Busting software option and a smaller under-counter footprint that aids in the ease of installation by using existing competitive scanner checkstand cutouts.


Belk Adds Merchandise Lifecycle Management Suite

Belk implements TradeStone's Merchandise Lifecycle Management suite of software solutions to help enhance the performance of its growing private label program. Belk plans to use TradeStone's software solutions to help reduce the private brands design, production and delivery cycle time, thus improving its ability to deliver fashion-forward merchandise to stores and customers in a timely and efficient manner.

"We're committed to the continued growth and success of our private brands program," said Diane Hartjes, Belk project manager and director of private brands operations. "We found that TradeStone truly understands the complexities of private label design and development and has an excellent track record in the industry for providing software solutions to address the special needs of this business."

"As a family run business for three generations, trust and reputation are very important to us. We believe the TradeStone team and their Merchandise Lifecycle Management software will assist in our efforts around cycle time, sales, and profit," continued Hartjes.

In addition to replacing the manual and often error- prone process of communicating through emails and spreadsheets, the TradeStone system will provide Belk with a central repository for capturing and storing all necessary information to support the design to delivery merchandise lifecycle.


CVS Upgrades POS, Enhances Web Site for Visually Impaired

CVS announces it will improve its POS and enhance its Web site to aid customers with visual impairments and other disabilities. The company has installed tactile keypads in all CVS stores and plans to enhance its Web site by late 2009.

Point of Sale Improvements
CVS point of sales will assist customers who cannot read information on a flat screen point of sale device and therefore cannot privately enter their PIN or other confidential information. All CVS stores have been equipped, at a minimum, with a tactile device at both the front check-out counter and the pharmacy counter to ensure that customers unable to use a flat screen keypad do not have to provide their PIN to a store employee. The company also is training its store employees to provide appropriate interaction with visually impaired customers regarding the use of the new tactile devices.

Web Site Access
The CVS online pharmacy, www.cvs.com, is accessible to persons with a wide range of disabilities, including blind computer users who use a screen reader or magnification technology on their computers and those who rely on a keyboard instead of a mouse. CVS.com will implement these enhancements by the end of 2009.

CVS collaborated with the American Foundation for the Blind, American Council of the Blind and California Council of the Blind.

"We are pleased to collaborate with organizations committed to advocacy for the blind and introduce service enhancements in our stores and online that will increase access for our visually impaired customers," said Helena Foulkes, executive vice president and chief marketing officer, CVS Caremark.


Mobile 2D Barcodes Hit Tipping Point

NeoMedia Technologies and Mobile Tag announce a non-exclusive patent licensing agreement for machine readable mobile codes under NeoMedia's patent portfolio. NeoMedia's objective is to create an open and interoperable 2D barcoding ecosystem which will create brands, advertising agencies and mobile operators.

This licensing deal enables Mobile Tag to engage consumer brands, advertising agencies, mobile operators and the OEMs that supply them with NeoMedia's officially licensed U.S. patents. Both companies participated in the NeuStar sponsored interoperability pilot program at CTIA in March 2009.

NeoMedia and Mobile Tag are committed to establishing an open operating environment. Licensing arrangements like this are the foundation needed to unify the marketplace and create the scale needed for consumer brands to invest in mobile barcoding as a key advertising channel. Mobile Tag is the first company licensed to operate under NeoMedia's Intellectual Property for indirect mobile barcoding solutions.


Golfsmith Expands Social Media, Launches New Web Site

Golfsmith redesigns and re-launches its e-commerce site www.golfsmith.com with a variety of new features and social marketing tools. Global navigation has been changed to highlight key product categories at the top of the site and to allow customers to mouse-over those categories to expose sub-categories, allowing them to find the products they want faster than before.

The home page and product pages have been improved to eliminate clutter and elevate features like Ratings & Reviews and 360-degree views on top products. Golfsmith has also added a new social marketing tool from Bazaarvoice called "Ask & Answer" that allows customers to ask questions to the user community, vendors and even Golfsmith product experts.

"Our Web site is not just the largest store in the company but it is the 24/7 face of our brand to the world," said Martin Hanaka, president and CEO of Golfsmith. "This new site launch leverages retail industry best practices in e-commerce and multi-channel retailing. We believe that the voice of the customer has more influence than ever before, and with our expanded user-generated content we are helping our customers make more informed purchasing decisions."

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