Many retailers are starting to scramble to meet the Uniform Code Council's Sunrise Date deadline of Jan. 1, 2005, for being able to scan, store and communicate 13- and 14-digit EAN (European Article Number) data structures in bar codes used by retailers outside of North America. That's one or two digits more than the 12-digit UPC (Universal Product Code) retailers in North America are accustomed to. bar codes, said Tom Hann, manager of international foods, Jungle Jim's. Before making the ...

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