It’s reasonable to predict that the plastic PLU label, with its almost supernatural ability to find and stick to kitchen countertops after it has been removed from the fruit, will someday be a thing of the past.
Produce Marketing Association has announced a breadth of efforts to advance innovation and industry involvement with regulators on PLU stickers.
I will make a confession: I hate PLU labels. When I take them off apples, for example, unless I immediately throw them in the trash, they get stuck to the kitchen counter and have to be peeled off a second time.
The pandemic has significantly changed the grocery landscape, and for retailers to make sense of it all and make proper forecasts, they need accurate data.
The Produce Marketing Association recommends fresh produce shippers phase out generic UPCs and switch to the GS1 DataBar, which offers company specific coding.
To what end will we go to extend shelf life?