Reading our Price Tags

Reading our Price Tags

Sometimes, trying to understand the price tag at your local supermarket can be like trying to decipher a top secret document. What do all the numbers and codes mean? Are they important to your shopping experience or are they there just to confuse shoppers? Well look no further. Here is a comprehensive guide to the price tags you will find on the shelves at Kirk Market.

  1. UPC Barcode: Nearly every item that you purchase from a grocery store has a UPC bar code on it somewhere. Bar codes are used to uniquely identify a specific type of item in the store. This eases checkout because the price can be automatically looked up. So when you hear that ‘beep’ at the register, thats the machine reading the barcode and looking up the relevant information. But you dont need a machine to read the barcode while in the aisle. Just look below the barcode and you will see a 10-13 digit number. This number must correspond to the barcode found on the item in question.
  2. Print Date: This is the date that the price tag was printed. Please note: This is not a reference to the item in any way, so it will not tell you the date of production, best by date or expiry date. To find this information, please look on the product itself.
  3. Store Code: Internal Code for Sales Analysis to help Kirk Market to make sure we never run out of the items our customers most enjoy
  4. Case Size: This number tells you how much of the item comes in a case. So in the example, CS12 means that the case size of this item is 12 tins. Remember, if you buy a case of any item at Kirk Market you will get a 10% discount.
  5. Sell Pack: This number tells you the minimum number of units you can purchase of this item. This comes in handy when you pick up, for example, a six pack of soda, in which case the code would be SP6.
  6. Store Code: Internal Code for Sales Analysis to help Kirk Market to make sure we never run out of the items our customers most enjoy.
  7. Store Code: Internal Code for Sales Analysis to help Kirk Market to make sure we never run out of the items our customers most enjoy
  8. Price: This is the amount you will pay for the item in question. In general, this is the price of the sell pack. This value is in Cayman Islands Dollars (KYD $)
  9. Brand: This is the brand of the item. A brand is a type of product manufactured by a company under a particular name.
  10. Description: This further breaks down what the item is.
  11. Item Size: This is a measure of the weight/volume of an item. If the sell pack is greater that one (lets say a six pack of coke) then it would be written as  6 x 12oz. Size units may vary depending on where the item originates from and the type of product it is.
  12. Store Code: Internal Code for Sales Analysis to help Kirk Market to make sure we never run out of the items our customers most enjoy