DAYTON, Ohio -- A universal product code suffix that would allow manufacturers to include more scannable information on coupons and lead to a more efficient clearing system has gained final approval. The UCC/EAN-128 extended code was approved by the Uniform Code Council Board of Governors by mail ballot last month. Manuals outlining the new standardized specification will be sent out to manufacturers beginning in September. "It's been a long time in coming, but we're optimistic it's going ...

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