WASHINGTON — The Joint Industry Coupon Committee (JICC), which represents the Grocery Manufacturers Association here and the Food Marketing Institute, Arlington, Va., is seeking input from retailers in a survey on their readiness to scan and process the new GS1 DataBar bar code that will eventually be used on coupons instead of the current UPC-A bar codes. Currently, both bar codes co-exist on many coupons, but the UPC-A code is expected to be phased out sometime next year. A recommended ...

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