NEW PRODUCE BAR CODES HELP ORGANICS

Unlike its packaged-goods counterparts, organic as well as conventional produce has long suffered from the absence of a bar-coding and scanning mechanism, putting it at a disadvantage at many points in the supply chain.One of those is ordering. Retailers use price lookup codes or internal stockkeeping unit numbers, coupled with their own descriptions, to order products. The current protocol requires

Unlike its packaged-goods counterparts, organic as well as conventional produce has long suffered from the absence of a bar-coding and scanning mechanism, putting it at a disadvantage at many points in the supply chain.

One of those is ordering. Retailers use price lookup codes or internal stockkeeping unit numbers, coupled with their own descriptions, to order products. The current protocol requires suppliers to manually interpret the information in a highly inefficient process that

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