UPC Bar Code to Mark 35th Birthday at Conference

The 35th anniversary of the Universal Product Code (UPC) bar code will be celebrated tomorrow by GS1 US, the developer and administrator of the UPC, at the organization’s annual U Connect Conference.

ORLANDO, Fla. — The 35th anniversary of the Universal Product Code (UPC) bar code will be celebrated tomorrow by GS1 US, the developer and administrator of the UPC, at the organization’s annual U Connect Conference here.

The event will be marked with a giant UPC-adorned birthday cake for the more than 800 attendees at the conference. The first live use of a UPC took place in a Marsh store in Troy, Ohio, on June 26, 1974, when a cashier scanned a package of Wrigley’s gum.

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