RFID and the Wal-Mart Mandate
WalMart has directed that its top 100 suppliers use RFID tagging by Jan 1, 2006-2009. Passive RFID tags will be required on pallets and cases, identified with an EPCglobal symbol. However, due to technical difficulties, the plan has been scaled back a bit since then.
Since Wal-Mart first announced their RFID policy, other companies, including Target, Albertsons, Best Buy Co, Circuit City and Kroger have either officially announced plans or are in the process of doing so.