I have a rather odd request.
I'm working on a groceries application which uses the item's UPC
code and description. I've been trying to build a UPC database by accessing
data through the Internet and direct communication with the various food manufactures.
I�ve contacted Walmart, Kraft and other entities requesting JUST the UPC code and description, NOT price information. I�ve been turned down every time. Apparently they�re afraid of misrepresentation but of what kind I�m not sure. I have downloaded the http://sourceforge.net/projects/upcdatabase/
database, and while appreciated, it�s a limited subset.
I�ve had a couple of email conversations with Gregg London regarding his database but it�s WAY to expensive for me (unemployed software engineer).
Maybe I'm being naive, but UPC item data, less the pricing information,
shouldn't be that big of a deal, but everyone I talk to on the Internet
seems to be very coy about the information. I would think manufactures would
want people to know about their product.
Anyway, if anyone has worked with UPC data, could I please get a copy of your data? I would really appreciate it.
Thank you very much� firstname.lastname@example.org