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UFPC Bar Coding Standards Earn Industry Approval

Louisville, Ky. — May 1, 2008 —

GS1 U.S. administers the Universal Product Code (UPC) and develops worldwide standards for identification codes, data carriers and electronic commerce. Unified Foodservice Purchasing Co-op, LLC (UFPC) announces that the standards set by the Yum! Brands, Inc. bar coding project team have been adopted as the suggested foodservice industry standard by the GS1 U.S. Foodservice Committee.

GS1 U.S. administers the Universal Product Code (UPC) and develops worldwide standards for identification codes, data carriers and electronic commerce. GS1’s approval assures that UFPC and Yum! Brands’ bar coding standards can be implemented without significant difficulty by our supplier and distributor partners. More than 250,000 member companies doing business in 25 major industries use open, global standards to optimize their supply chain and business processes.

UFPC is the exclusive supply chain management organization for Yum! Brands, Inc. UFPC manages the supply chain for all corporate- and most franchise-owned A&W, KFC, Long John Silver’s, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell restaurant outlets in the United States. UFPC negotiates volume purchases of equipment, food, packaging and other supplies from manufacturers and suppliers for purchase by operators.

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