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Avery Dennison RFID Case Studies and White Papers

Real-world examples of how Avery Dennison RFID is changing our world.

Avery Dennison helps Sodexo Capture the Benefits of RFID in New Grab-to-Go Food Services


By using Avery Dennison WaveSafeTM labels, Sodexo was able to maintain a convenient, cashless experience and ensure around-the-clock customer safety while still reaping the benefits of RFID technology.

Food supplier Reynolds increases sustainability by enabling UHF RFID technology

A strong commitment for a more sustainable solution led Reynolds to switch from cardboard trays to plastic returnable trays or crates to lower the environmental impact and costs of their deliveries.

Combining tags and readers, UHF RFID provided Reynolds with the capability to track and trace returnable plastic trays to ensure that 95% of them are returned within the acceptable time period, leading to a dramatic reduction in costs, waste, and environmental impact.

Learn more about the importance of RFID and how it can benefit your business.

RFID + Food

Avery Dennison RFID technology brings speed, increased stock accuracy, and visibility to food stock management, providing business insights that allow you to make more informed decisions. Read our white paper, which explores how RFID could serve as a key enabler in allowing food retailers to streamline resources, maximize profits, and keep customers happy.

The Future of Retail

Avery Dennison partnered with publishing house, Raconteur to produce the “Future of Retail” report. It highlights how RFID is revolutionizing the retail industry and features valuable strategies, relevant case studies, and tips from industry leaders who are charting a course for success within their own organizations.

Learn more about the importance of RFID and how it can benefit your business.

Reaching New Frontiers with RFID

Learn about the rise of RFID, its ROI, and the vital role it plays in the success of omnichannel retail.

Avery Dennison + Kit Check

Learn how we partnered with Kit Check to help save hospitals time and money while increasing patient safety with RFID.


Avery Dennison partners with Kit Check

lululemon + RFID:
Connecting With Community

Global yogawear brand, lululemon® is on a mission to build healthy communities and elevate the world from mediocrity to greatness. How are they accomplishing this? By using their retail stores to discover exactly what the health-minded community wants and needs to succeed.

To help, lululemon adopts technologies that further enhance consumer experiences, and inventory accuracy is a foundational need to deliver this both at lululemon stores and via e-commerce channels. That’s why lululemon decided, in order to drive an exceptional consumer experience, they would need to implement item-level RFID.

What lululemon needed could be achieved through the implementation of an integrated RFID solution, leveraging the powerful insights that only RFID technology can provide. lululemon identified Tyco Retail Solutions and Avery Dennison RFID as partners for the project.

Avery Dennison RFID developed a program to implement RFID at the item level, which would help drive efficiencies throughout their supply chain. Integrated RFID, lululemon hangtags were affixed to yogawear and athletic products and were key to the success of the program. In 2013, lululemon decided to launch a pilot in two retail stores to provide proof of value and concept for both the business and guest experience.

In 2014, after seeing successful results, lululemon implemented RFID across 12 stores and by September 2015 moved on to a full rollout to all 300 stores with locations in the United States, Canada, and two stores in Hong Kong.

The adoption of RFID enabled the lululemon team to service consumers with the ultimate brand engagement experience. 

Avery Dennison partners with Lululemon
Avery Dennison RFID partners with Delta Airline

RFID Takes to the Skies with Delta

In April, 2016, Delta Airlines implemented a worldwide RFID solution to revolutionize their baggage tracking globally, the first airline to do so on such a scale. Avery Dennison RFID worked with the airline to provide its AD-550m5 inlays for the new system.

Integrated RFID technology enables bags to be scanned with no line of sight, even while the tags are moving. RFID can achieve nearly 100-percent read rates, much higher than the 85-percent average read rate of traditional barcodes.

The implementation will help to reduce the likelihood of lost baggage, provide enhanced security, increased baggage handling efficiencies, and improve on-time departures, which all combine to greatly improve customer satisfaction.

According to a recent Delta Airlines press release, the $50 million investment in RFID will track an estimated 120 million bags annually, across 340 stations.

Transforming Aviation with RFID

In the past couple of years, the aviation industry has made tremendous strides in it’s ongoing fight against lost luggage, and the introduction of IATA Resolution 753 drives the industry to take a step forward.

A New Report From Avery Dennison:
Innovations in IATA Resolution 753 Baggage Tracking Solutions

Fort Lauderdale Tracks Building Permits

Avery Dennison RFID's AD-229 allows Florida's Ft. Lauderdale's Department of Sustainable Development to track documentation, saving time and improving customer service.

Avery Dennison RFID case study on the TT Sensor Plus smart label
“It offers an innovative, easy-to-use, and cost-effective way to record temperatures a shipped item is exposed to throughout its supply chain journey. It was designed using sensor technology and temperature data logging capabilities, as an alternative to the bulky temperature data loggers commonly used.”

Desert Farms Optimizes Shipping,
with TT Sensor Plus™

Many in the Middle East tout camel’s milk for a variety of health benefits. Thinking there might be interest for it in the U.S., Walid Abdul-Wahad established Desert Farms. He now works with a network of three Midwestern farmers—all Amish—who raise camels, package their milk, and send it to customers across the country. The milk is packaged in 16-oz plastic bottles, then shipped either fresh or frozen in insulated containers packed with dry ice.

To ensure quality, Walid needs fresh milk to be kept below 40 degrees Fahrenheit during shipping, and frozen milk ideally kept below 0 degrees Celsius. That’s a challenge, as multiple variables can impact the milk’s temperature while in transit. These variables include time of year (warm versus cold months), destination (warm versus cold climates) and shipping expediency (overnight versus ground).

To better understand the impact of these variables, and identify potential issues during shipping, Walid and Avery Dennison worked together on a trial using the TT Sensor Plus™.

“TT Sensor Plus is a small, smart label that logs time and temperature,” says Mary Greenwood, director of new technology and business development, Avery Dennison.

To learn more about how RFID can transform your business, contact our solutions experts.