I never thought I’d make a post about a scanner / scale combo on this blog, let alone two. And here I am, writing about the that was just announced and will be on display at NRF. This bi-optic scanner / scale hybrid grocery store barcode scanner is yet another big move toward making your grocery experience a pleasant one.
The urban legend of President George H.W. Bush staring in marvel at a grocery store scanner during his 1992 re-election campaign, which became a liberal media symbol of his inability to sympathize with the day-to-day lives of average Americans, still endures at the Times. The latest entry came on the front page of Friday Businesssection, ina story by Gerry Shih celebrating bar codes, "."
The first grocery store scanner was introduced in the early 1970s by Kroger Grocery Store. The scanner was created to eliminate long lines and the wait at the checkout. In the early scanner days, what is now known as the UPC codes, was referred to as "bull's-eye codes". The "bull's-eye codes" ended the era of cashiers keying every item number manually.