New Survey to Assess Readiness for GS1 DataBar on Coupons

The Joint Industry Coupon Committee (JICC) will be surveying the retail community later this month to determine whether retailers are ready to scan and process the GS1 DataBar on coupons.

SAN ANTONIO — The Joint Industry Coupon Committee (JICC) will be surveying the retail community later this month to determine whether retailers are ready to scan and process the GS1 DataBar on coupons.

Beginning next January and continuing through June 2011, manufacturers will be dropping the traditional UPC-A bar code on coupons and only using the GS1 DataBar (currently both are used); the DataBar contains up to 70 digits of information, allowing manufacturers to include expir

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