For Ace Hardware, Oak Brook, Ill., which does business in 70 countries, the need to accommodate 13-digit bar codes in North America was clear, said John L. Poss, Ace's merchandising coordinator, at U Connect. ins," he said. "Manufacturers were pleading with us to do something. If we didn't do it, we'd be behind the eight ball." Ace also wanted to be ready for the RSS code "if and when it comes into play," he said. Poss pointed out that at Ace, numerous departments, including ...

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