ATLANTA -- Smaller bar codes containing more information will be tested later this year and should prove especially valuable for perishables categories, such as produce, meat, bakery, seafood and deli, said David Sefcik, manager of corporate scanning at Giant Food, Landover, Md., speaking at last month's ECR conference. "As an industry, or as an individual retailer, we are always looking for ways to gain a competitive advantage," said Sefcik, who co-chairs the Uniform Code Council's ...

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