SAN ANTONIO — With the GS1 DataBar slated to appear unaccompanied on coupons in North America beginning next January, there is still some uncertainty as to whether food retailers will be ready for the change. To assess whether enough retailers' POS systems will be able to scan and process the DataBar (expanded version) on coupons in 2011, the Joint Industry Coupon Committee (JICC) is expected to launch a new survey of the retail community this week that will continue for 45 days. “This is ...

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