Today is a very special day to AIM and anyone involved in the automated data capture community. We created this special presentation to commemorate a pivotal moment in history—the 50th anniversary of the first barcode scan in Troy, Ohio. It was here, at just after 8am on June 26, 1974, that the first item marked with the Universal Product Code (UPC) was scanned at the checkout of Troy’s Marsh Supermarket; a pack of Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit chewing gum.

Not only that, this presentation explores just how far this industry has come from that first UPC barcode scan. Listen to our industry experts share how these innovations enhance supply chain visibility, traceability, and regulatory compliance. Our experts examine the transformative potential of RFID technology and 2D barcodes and successful case studies that highlight the real-world impact of advanced barcode scanning solutions.

Image Credit: Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit Chewing Gum, 1974. Source: Smithsonian, National Museum of American History

Thank you to our sponsors:

“As a local Dayton resident and business owner, I am proud to be associated with the industry that has transformed so many industries starting with the scanning of a pack of gum in Troy, Ohio and it’s start with our historical Dayton business, NCR. I am equally proud to be part of AIM Global that represents all of the stakeholders that are a part of the automatic identification and data capture ecosystem.”

Chuck Evanhoe, AIM Global Board Chairperson and President, Aware Innovations.

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