Save the date for National Barcoding Day – June 26

Rewind 40 years ago on June 26, 1974, when a clerk scanned a 10-pack of Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit gum at a Marsh supermarket in Troy, OH. Since that day, the barcode system invented by George Lauer, an IBM engineer, began to change supply chain around the world.

Join us June 26, 2021 in commemorating the start of the barcode system with the official #NationalBarcodeDay. National Barcode Day encourages you to take notice of the barcodes that make your life easier. When you celebrate, share the history, design, and progress of the barcode, too.

About Barcodes

Barcodes contain a wealth of information, including pricing, product, dates, manufacturer, and shipping. They are ideal for tracking inventory and sales, but they do so much more than that. Almost every industry uses barcodes, and they likely make your life easier without you even knowing it. Where can you find barcodes besides retail products?

– VINs – Tracking a car’s history became easier when a barcode was added to the VIN.

– Libraries – Barcodes track books, videos, periodicals, resources in and out of the library.

– Logistics – Every major shipper uses barcodes to track shipments and deliver your orders.

– Healthcare – Barcodes help keep patient care more streamlined and records at the provider’s fingertips.

– Agriculture – Farmers use barcodes to track harvests and livestock.

What are some ways you can think of to celebrate? Learn more about National Barcode Day and don’t forget to use #nationalbarcodeday on social media.