Along 273 outside of Newark, a new Lowes sits upon the old Westvaco Folding Carton Site.

The first commercial bar codes printed on folding cartons were made at that Westvaco location in 1973.

They just missed being the absolute first to use bar codes on folding cartons period. Hi C (Dallas) beat them out by initiating bar codes one week earlier.

The implementation of bar codes has improved shipping accuracy and increased accountability over the past two decades, by removing human contamination from the process.

Walmarts* lower prices are a direct reflection of eradicating shrinkage from transporting goods from one place to the next.

This site in Delaware was heavily involved with defining early bar code printing (working in tandem with IBM in Raleigh Durham which set the standards).