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      a standard machine-readable bar code used to identify products purchased in grocery and other retail stores.

      UPCs encode individual products at the stock keeping unit ( SKU) level, allowing a manufacturer or retailer to track (inventory) the number of units sold during a specified time period. This type of tracking can be an important aspect of just-in-time inventory management. The UPC is maintained by the Uniform Code Council (UCC), a nonprofit organization located in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, U.S. Founded in 1972, the UCC administers the UPC for more than 200,000 companies around the world.

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