It’s curtains for the barcode


  • Retail Premium
  • Monday, 07 Sep 2015

As consumers demand more information on products, including calories and provenance, and retailers want details like batch numbers and sell-by date, the ubiquitous barcode may be put to pasture soon.

GROWING demand for more information about the products we buy could mean the end of the simple barcode – the blocks of black-and-white stripes that adorn most objects for sale and are scanned five billion times a day.

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