As retailers and manufacturers gradually adopt 14-digit Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINs) as data structures for identifying products, some retailers are asking their suppliers to start using the GTINs in identifying product shipments. At the Uniform Code Council's U Connect conference in Salt Lake City, representatives of at least two major food distributors, Wegmans Food Markets, Rochester, N.Y., and Supervalu, Minneapolis, said they wanted their suppliers to start using GTINs to identify ...

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