Nedap’s iD Top Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) overhead reader for electronic article surveillance has been installed in 170 Fiorella Rubino brand stores throughout Italy. Fiorella Rubino is part of Miroglio Group, a leading fashion chain with 1.100 owned and franchise stores. The RFID rollout at the Fiorella Rubino stores is part of Miroglio’s Retail 4.0 initiative, aimed at improving its overall retail efficiency, loss prevention and service level.

Hans Hoegstedt, CEO of Miroglio Fashion: “We are always looking for ways to provide our customers with a richer, more complete shopping experience and to increase and improve the efficiency of our outlets. Here, the introduction of RFID is of key importance to us.”

Loss prevention with RFID

For the implementation of its RFID-reader in the 170 stores of the Fiorella Rubino brand, Nedap collaborated with technology company Temera. Temera’s modular TMR Core software platform enables RFID-based product tracking throughout the supply chain – from production to POS – to improve a retailer’s stock accuracy and enable omnichannel services.

Nedap’s ceiling-mounted iD Top is installed at store exits, to identify any unpaid item leaving the store. When an RFID label is read by the iD Top, data is shared directly with the TMR Core platform. Arcangelo D’Onofrio, CEO at Temera: “We tested RFID overhead readers of different suppliers during the Proof-of-Concept phase and came to the conclusion that the iD Top is the best-performing overhead reader in the market. Especially the advanced beam steering technology, which enables reliable label detection, is a unique feature that makes the iD Top especially suited for loss prevention purposes.”

About Miroglio Group

The Miroglio Group is present in 34 countries with four production sites and a turnover of 645 million euros in 2015. It operates through Miroglio Fashion, the company in charge of clothing, and Miroglio Textile, specialized in printed fabrics, transfer paper and technical films for the decoration of various types of material. Miroglio Fashion creates and sells 11 brands including Motivi, Oltre, Elena Mirò and Fiorella Rubino, with over 1,100 owned and franchise stores.

About Temera

Temera, founded in 2009 and headquartered in Florence, with offices in Milan, London and New York is a center of excellence, supporting businesses through the development of RFID applications and innovative technologies. Temera provides services focused on the fashion and luxury markets, in response to a strong need to resolve issues related to the optimisation of logistics and production processes, anti-counterfeiting, customer experience and store processes.