LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. - Wal-Mart Stores last week was scheduled to launch the largest test to date to determine whether produce items can be bar-coded and scanned at the POS. Loblaw Cos., Toronto, is also going to participate in the test, which is being conducted under the auspices of GS1 US (formerly the Uniform Code Council) here. The test will not employ the standard UPC bar codes applied to Center Store products. Instead, the produce items - in Wal-Mart's case, apples from one supplier - ...

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