WASHINGTON -- The Universal Product Code, first scanned 25 years ago at a supermarket in Ohio, creates more than $30 billion in net benefits annually, according to statistics released by PricewaterhouseCoopers at the Smithsonian Institution's celebration of the code's silver anniversary here. John Nelson, lead partner of PWC's Midwest Consumer Industrial Products division, called the UPC the "great enabler" as the National Museum of American History unveiled its new exhibit "Behind the ...

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