While they may not have much in common with journalists, retailers can still appreciate a deadline. Now, retailers have a common deadline to meet. That would be the 2005 Sunrise date -- Jan. 1, 2005 -- set by the Uniform Code Council, Lawrenceville, N.J. UCC expects all North American retailers to be able to read and process 13-digit bar codes used outside of North America under the EAN system by that date. While it's not a do-or-die deadline, those who fail to meet it risk suffering a ...

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