By New York Times News Service / The Bulletin
June 17, 2011
At 8:01 a.m. on June 26 of that year, a pack of Juicy Fruit gum slid past an optical scanner. The scanner beeped, and the cash register understood, faithfully ringing up 67 cents.
That purchase, at a Marsh Supermarket in Troy, Ohio, was the first anywhere to be rung up using a bar code.