ORLANDO, Fla. — Loblaw Cos., Brampton, Ontario, is scanning bar-coded bananas, apples and avocados at 15 stores in Ontario, according to Larry Kieswetter, senior director, produce procurement for Loblaw. Kieswetter reported this as part of a presentation at the U Connect Conference here last week. Each piece of produce comes with a label bearing a traditional PLU code as well as the GS1 DataBar, a 14-digit bar code designed for perishable products. Kieswetter said that Loblaw will be rolling ...

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