CINCINNATI-BASED KROGER, among the food retailers that have begun scanning the GS1 DataBar (stacked omnidirectional) on produce stickers, said it is seeing some benefits from the technology, although problems persist. The company is able to scan the produce DataBar throughout its divisions, said Greg Menz, IT-senior director, in a presentation at the U Connect 2010 conference earlier this month. Scanning the DataBar on loose produce eliminates the need to key in the price look-up (PLU) ...

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