Walmart® marking and coding requirements

Understanding the specifications for cases and trays

As a Walmart® supplier, you know how challenging it can be to comply with their marking requirements. Videojet can help by evaluating your current marking processes and equipping your operation with high-resolution printing technology – either print and apply labeling or large character inkjet – to comply with Walmart® case and tray marking requirements.*

Walmart case-level coding requirements

Codes are required on at least two sides of a case, one being the longest side.

Walmart shrink pack tray coding requirements

It is generally assumed that code requirements for trays match the requirements spelled out for case-level coding for most products. See the required contents above.

Print directly on the tray when possible. According to Walmart® specifications, only if the dimensions of the item limit the information that can be clearly printed on tray walls, a label may be used instead of direct printing.

  • Supplier stock number
  • Temperature rhetoric
  • Best-if-used-by date
  • Lot code
  • Label sizes: 4 x 6” and 3 x 4”

Place labels on two opposite sides above the tray wall (on plastic wrap). Keep in mind that required markings are product dependent.

*The requirements described above are Videojet’s independent interpretation of those issued by Walmart®. They are not intended to be exhaustive and are subject to change. Videojet recommends that you refer to the latest case marking specifications provided directly to Walmart® suppliers by Walmart® to help ensure compliance.

  • Suggested solutions
  • Documents

Videojet print and apply labelers and large character inkjet printers can help meet case and tray coding requirements with on-line printing of high-resolution, high-contrast codes and product information.

Videojet 9550 Print & Apply Labeling Machine

Videojet 9550 print & apply labeler

The Videojet 9550 is designed for on-demand labeling of cases and trays at speeds up to 150 packs per minute for a typical 4”x6” label.

Videojet 2351/2361 case coding system

Videojet 2351/2361 case coding system

The Videojet 2351/2361 high-resolution inkjet systems print alphanumeric codes, barcodes and graphics directly on corrugate cases and trays.

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