Raising the Bar on Codes

Embrey, Alison
February 2005
Convenience Store News;2/7/2005, Vol. 41 Issue 2, p12
Trade Publication
The article focuses on scanners, cash registers and other equipment used by North American retailers which were supposed to be updated to read the more internationally common 13-digit bar codes. Retailers in the United States and Canada have had nearly eight years to prepare for the 13-digit upgrade, part of an initiative called Sunrise 2005, but for some smaller convenience retailers and those with outdated equipment, the change could mean delays and other problems at checkout counters. Manufacturers that do a lot of business overseas and have had to maintain two bar codes on their products will likely be the first to make the switch.


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