UPC Collection

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Would it be effective to contact wineries, explain our relationships with retailers who carry their products, in order to obtain UPC codes for individual products that could be matched to the WA codes?

-- Anonymous, September 02, 1999


absolutely. doesn't cost much and especially as it relates to national importers and large wineries, this could save us a ton of time, as well as creating relationships with potential sponsors.

-- Anonymous, September 03, 1999

What worries me here is that most of the US producers use the UPC's, and many of the old world producers still haven't adopted them. Each store will have it's own internal code for these products, whether they change them from vintage to vintage will depend on the store. Another problem to deal with is that wineries may or may not choose to append a new UPC for a new vintage. By collecting and updating UPC's we may be setting ourselves up with a data maintenance nightmare.

-- Anonymous, September 08, 1999

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