ORLANDO, Fla. — The 35th anniversary of the Universal Product Code (UPC) bar code will be celebrated tomorrow by GS1 US, the developer and administrator of the UPC, at the organization’s annual U Connect Conference here. The event will be marked with a giant UPC-adorned birthday cake for the more than 800 attendees at the conference. The first live use of a UPC took place in a Marsh store in Troy, Ohio, on June 26, 1974, when a cashier scanned a package of Wrigley’s gum. “The UPC. made the ...

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