Global Smart Labels Market 2015-2019

  • Published: Jul 2015
  • Pages: 64
  • SKU: IRTNTR6503

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The global smart label market report offers an up-to-date analysis of the market concerning the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall global environment. This report provides an analysis of the market by type (RFID labels, electronic shelf label, and electronic article surveillance label) and by end-user (data center and library, aerospace, food and beverage, healthcare, logistics and transportation, and retail). The report also provides an analysis of the market’s competitive landscape and offers information on several companies including Avery Dennison, CCL Industries, Smartrac, and Invengo.

Overview of the smart label market

A smart label, also known as a smart tag, lies under the conventional print-coated label and includes an antenna, chips, and bonded wires. Smart labels are made from fabric, plastic, or paper and are used as chip labels, printable labels, and electronic labels. According to the smart label market research,  the market is currently witnessing significant growth and is expected to reach a CAGR of approximately 17% during the forecast period.

Many industries in the developed countries have made a shift to smart labels from traditional paper labels. Approximately 67 million automotive, healthcare, and logistics companies around the world, primarily in Euro-America, Australia, Turkey, Japan, and Korea, are currently using smart labels in the tracking of products.

This market is supported by several factors and a key smart label market driver is the growth of its customer segments. The demand for RFID smart labels from the retail industry, in particular, is expected to rise significantly in the next four years.



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Key customer segments for the smart label market

The retail segment emerged as the largest consumer of smart labels in 2014. The growth if this segment is largely attributed to the rise in the number of supermarket chains in emerging markets such. Wal-Mart has announced its plans to open more than 1200 retail stores in Africa by 2016. Similarly, Carrefour SA has formed a joint venture with CFAO SA to expand its operations in African countries like Cameroon, Congo, Ivory Coast, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Nigeria, and Senegal. With substantial investments in smart labels, the retail segment is expected to dominate the market in the coming years.

According to the smart label market analysis, the key customer segments include: -

  • Data center and library
  • Aerospace
  • Food and beverage
  • Healthcare
  • Logistics and transportation
  • Retail


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Segmentation of the smart labels market by type

RFID labels emerged as the largest smart labels market revenue contributor. As per the forecast, this segment will continue to dominate the market with the growing demand for passive RFID tags, networking, and software solutions for many industries in the APAC region. This region is also expected to witness the fastest growth during the forecast period.

The electronic shelf label segment is also expected to witness rapid growth due to its high adoption in hypermarkets and supermarkets. The adoption of electronic shelf label technology offers benefits to retailers in terms of minimization of labor, price integrity, and optimization of inventory. This segment is expected to reach over $1 billion in revenue by 2019.

The electronic article surveillance label market is currently witnessing saturation of demand in the US and Western European market. The segment is likely to witness new technological advances and growing demand from emerging markets.

The different types of smart labels in the market include: -

  • RFID
  • Electronic article surveillance labels
  • Electronic shelf labels

Leading vendors of the smart label market

The market landscape of smart labels is highly competitive with many local players offering innovative solutions at lower prices. Vendors in the market are also finding huge scope for innovation because of the increased demand for quality packaging and labeling.

According to the smart label market forecast, the leading vendors in this market are: -

  • Avery Dennison
  • CCL Industries
  • Smartrac
  • Invengo

The other prominent players in the market include Advantech, Altierre, Antiope, Checkpoint, Displaydata, Genitop, Graphixlabels, Herbert retail, ILID, METRA, Mirador, Muhlbauer, Opticon, Sato Holdings, Tangentics, Teraoka, Thin Film, Toshiba, UNO, and Zebra Technologies.

Other sections of the report include an analysis of the following

  • Market shares and forecast for the key regions of North America, Europe, APAC, and ROW
  • The emergence and growth of UWI technology and its impact on the food industry
  • Key drivers, challenges, and trends and their impact on the smart label market
  • Five forces analysis of the smart label market
  • SWOT analysis of the leading companies in the smart label market


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Research Framework

Technavio presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. The analysts have presented the various facets of the market with a particular focus on identifying the key industry influencers. The data thus presented is comprehensive, reliable, and the result of extensive research, both primary and secondary.


Primary sources

  • Manufacturers and suppliers
  • Channel partners
  • Industry experts
  • Strategic decision makers

Secondary sources

  • Industry journals and periodicals
  • Government data
  • Financial reports of key industry players
  • Historical data
  • Press releases


Data Synthesis

  • Collation of data
  • Estimation of key figures
  • Analysis of derived insights

Data Validation

  • Triangulation with data models
  • Reference against proprietary databases
  • Corroboration with industry experts



  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Market trends
  • Five forces analysis


  • Market size and forecast
  • Market segmentation
  • Geographical insights
  • Competitive landscape
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