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Bar Code

A code placed on a product that a machine can read. Groceries and other products commonly have bar codes on them so a machine can display how much they cost. This ensures accurate prices are paid on retail goods. Bar codes were invented by a graduate student in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1948.

bar code

an alpha or alpha-numeric code, converted into a series of lines and spaces which are marked on products. Bar coding and the use of bar code scanners enables a firm to obtain accurate data quickly on its STOCK position to help with planning its reordering of goods; and can be used to adjust the prices of goods more easily than by replacing price tags. See EPOS.
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Supporting download speeds of 100 Mbps, UPC Wi-Free is provided at no additional charges to present UPC internet clients.
The inspiration for the public space as well as the initial concept design will be unveiled to the public shortly with the full design completed in early 2014, said Bill Lashbrook, a UPC senior planning manager.
Also UPC has invested in PVC (polyvinyl chloride) production by setting up a plant in Taizhou, Jiangsu province with annual capacity reaching 300,000 metric tons, with volume production to turn the company into an integrated producer of petrochemicals.
GEF is the only outside investor and holds two seats on the UPC Board of Directors.
The American delegation visited the UPC and was presented with key aspects of the unique Vision 2030, which reflects a new identity that represents Abu Dhabi Emirate's Plan 2030 Urban Framework.
Under the ambit of the Vision 2030, the UPC briefed the visiting delegation about the key objectives of the vision that have laid the foundations for the formulation of benchmark masterplans like the recently unveiled Capital City District.
With the UPC receiving official approvals on the much awaited master plans for Capital District, Khalifa B and Shahama and Bahia revitalisation, the need for recruiting both fresh graduates and professional urban planners on a regular interval has increased.
Manufacturers and distributors that submit their product information for inclusion in UPC - for a minimum fee - can promote their parts to more than 1 million users worldwide.
Even if the UPC includes Optiflex, he says, the product must be shown to last as long as iron or copper pipe because failure of a pipe can expose people to sewage, thereby making performance an environmental issue.
90% Lean Ground Beef Not More Than 10% Fat Extreme Value Pack - UPC Code 201730203606
The department has a policy of high quality food whose objectives include: - ensuring food security - food balance - the use of supplies favoring environmentally This consultation concerns the supply of food Units for culinary production of Herault (UPC); Currently, the five main users are: UPC Fabregues, UPC St.