Universal Product Code


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Universal Product Code

Commonly called a UPC. A bar code system used in the United States, Canada and elsewhere. Groceries and other products commonly have UPCs on them so a machine can display how much they cost. This ensures that consistent, accurate prices are paid on retail goods.
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An exhibit about bar code technology, titled "Behind the Lines: The Universal Product Code at 25," will be running at the Smithsonian Institution's.
April 3, 1973: An ad hoc committee composed of grocery executives chooses the linear bar code with 11 digits and a 12th "check digit" as the present-day Universal Product Code (UPC).
For instance, your company may not identify products with Universal Product Code (U.
For a variety of reasons, the foodservice sector has not embraced the Universal Product Code (UPC) and bar-code labeling.
Here's one potential problem: the grocery industry, which set up the Universal Product Code (UPC), is reluctant to use data identifiers (DIs).
It was two of these--defects in Universal Product Code labeling that make scanning difficult, if not impossible, and new product introductions--that he chose to discuss with Progressive Grocer in an interview he squeezed into time stolen from a management meeting.
and Meridian Consulting Group monitored sales of front-end products by using special universal product code stickers that were applied only to merchandise displayed at the checkstand.
For products sold in multiple locations within the store, front-end sales were determined by using special universal product code stickers that were applied only to the merchandise displayed in the checkout lanes.
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