A growing trend is the use of scannable labels on individual produce items.
Sinclair has extensive experience in printing barcode labels.
- Barcodes can improve category management - controlling shrink and improving traceability.
- Scannable codes improve speed through the check-out, product accuracy and pricing.
More and more QR (Quick Reference or 2 Dimensional) codes are popping up in advertisements, product displays, packaging and now produce labels!
- QR codes can be scanned with a smartphone to link to a webpage.
- QR codes are perfect for consumer-based promotions (coupons), contests and providing additional information on your product.
- QR codes can fit on a variety of Sinclair label shapes and sizes.
- QR codes are not scannable at retail - they are not considered to be interchangeable with other retail oriented codes such as the DataBar or EAN.
Following the US trend, over 80% of produce labels are being supplied with Databar. Retailers closer to home are looking seriously at moving towards the Databar label format.
The leading two Australian retailers are engaged with produce suppliers, and locally we have some avocado and kiwifruit exporters, regarding changing their label designs over to the stacked barcode format called Databar.
- The Databar code is roughly half the size of an EAN code.
- DataBar™ is the name given to this stacked form of code by GS1. Its former name was Reduced Space Symbology (RSS).
- Suitable for composting
- Meets EN 13432: 2000 - European standard for compostable and biodegradable packaging
- Independently certified by TÜV Austria for OK Compost — Industrial and Seedling