LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. -- A proposed redesign of the bar code used on coupons would require retailers to be able to scan and process a 14-digit bar code by 2008, according to the Uniform Code Council here. The concerns about coupon bar codes have been triggered in part by the UCC's decision to issue new "variable length" company prefixes used in standard product bar codes to identify manufacturers, in lieu of a fixed-length code. The other factor is the so-called 2005 Sunrise Date, Jan. 1, ...

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