60th anniversary of the barcode

The barcode is a fundamental part of how we obtain goods — from scanning items for price comparisons, adding goods to a wish lists and checking out purchased products. We use barcode scanners on a daily basis, but have you ever asked yourself how the barcode came to be? Would you believe that the first barcode was printed on a pack of Wrigley’s gum, and originally created to help grocery stores track inventory? Today is the 60th Anniversary of the barcode; and if you’re interested in learning more fun facts like the ones above as well as how the barcode came to be, its practical uses, and how industries have implemented the technology today, check out the infographic below.60th anniversary of the barcode

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Director of Marketing at Wasp Barcode
Brian Sutter is the Director of Marketing at Wasp, responsible for the development and execution of the company’s marketing strategy. His role encompasses brand management, direct and channel marketing, public relations, advertising, and social media. He also writes and speaks on topics related to helping small business owners grow their business and improve operational efficiency.
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  1. I need to find the time spent by some people inside a gathering. Can this be done by putting barcode on persons wrists while they enter the venue and then again scan it when they come out of the venue? Any agency who can design such a system? mail pl.

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  2. Very intresting & informative. Thanks a million for sharing

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  3. Very interesting article and informative…Keep up the good work!

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