So Wal-Mart is tired of waiting for us all to catch up with them. "We want RFID and we want it now!" is what I'm hearing.
In fact two things about this article stand out: $2 fines for non-compliance and a 2010 sunrise date for item level tags.
It'll be fun to see how supplies react to this new pay-to-play attitude. Somebody may want to alert Wal-Mart to suppliers' pesky need for profits, even on low-cost items. Imposing an RFID tax may not sit well with candy companies for instance. "Pack of gum with your RFID tag miss?"
Meanwhile, I don't even know how to respond to bullsh*t like this. Sheesh...