A DECADE AHEAD OF THE SUNRISE DATE

Many retailers are starting to scramble to meet the Uniform Code Council's Sunrise Date deadline of Jan. 1, 2005, for being able to scan, store and communicate 13- and 14-digit EAN (European Article Number) data structures in bar codes used by retailers outside of North America. That's one or two digits more than the 12-digit UPC (Universal Product Code) retailers in North America are accustomed to.

Many retailers are starting to scramble to meet the Uniform Code Council's Sunrise Date deadline of Jan. 1, 2005, for being able to scan, store and communicate 13- and 14-digit EAN (European Article Number) data structures in bar codes used by retailers outside of North America. That's one or two digits more than the 12-digit UPC (Universal Product Code) retailers in North America are accustomed to.

bar codes, said Tom Hann, manager of international foods, Jungle Jim's.

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