NEWARK, Del. — About 100 produce suppliers have registered to use the Produce Marketing Association’s database of GTINs (global trade item numbers), with 70 having entered data, said Ed Treacy, PMA’s vice president of supply chain efficiencies. The database facilitates the transfer of GTINs to retail buyers, allowing the buyers to download the information into their POS systems so that cashiers can scan the corresponding GS1 U.S. DataBar on loose/bulk items. The database is free to PMA ...

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