Barcodes/Non Standard Barcodes

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Examples of proprietary retail barcodes

  • ASDA-13 - based on EAN 13, used by ASDA in UK
  • ASDA-8 - based on EAN 8, used by ASDA in UK
  • MS-7 - based on EAN 8, used by Marks & Spencer in UK
  • Wickes-8 - based on EAN 8, used by Wickes in UK
  • Woolworth-8 - based on EAN 8, used by Woolworth in South Africa

Marks & Spencer Barcode Types: M&S 7 (A/B/C)

They look like this: M ddddddd S
M and S are just the guards, they are not encoded in the barcode
This barcode is a subset of EAN 8 introduced in 1990 by Marks & Spencers. It is intended for use on products for in-store use throughout the Marks & Spencer's chain.
Format: 0 SSS UUU C: S = Supplier Series, U = Unique Product barcode, C = Checksum
M&S 7A, 7B and 7C are three different versions of the barcode scheme (differences?).

Lidl

What is up with the barcodes used by Lidl?