First Retail item Priced by Barcode Scanner

Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit package of chewing gum was the first retail item priced by a barcode scanner. The barcode scanner was located at the Marsh Supermarket in Troy, Ohio, USA and used on June 26, 1974. Scanners were manufactured by NCR Corporation.

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      June 26, 1974
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      Troy, Ohio, USA

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