I went to a client today and I see plenty of proof that we are still getting products coming in with no barcodes.
The problem is that unless the supplier of the product is thinking of selling into Australian supermarkets who demand barcodes, they often don’t bother as it costs. Most other retailers, as this newsagent showed, will still take it. Although it must be a real pain to him as he print barcode labels and stick them on to the item.
It is 2007 and it still happens!