PLU Codes

PLU codes are used primarily in retail grocery stores or supermarkets, where they are keyed into point of sale systems by cashiers or by customers at self checkout machines when the produce is being weighed or counted. The codes may be printed on small stickers, tags, or bands that are affixed to produce, or may be printed on signs. Since 2006, stickers with PLU codes may also have a GS1 DataBar Stacked Omnidirectional barcode
PLUCategoryNameVarietyLink
3000FruitsApples, freshAlkmenehttp://plufinder.com/plu/3000
3001FruitsApples, freshAurora/southern Rosehttp://plufinder.com/plu/3001
3002FruitsApples, freshCantaredhttp://plufinder.com/plu/3002
3003FruitsApples, freshD'estivalehttp://plufinder.com/plu/3003
3004FruitsApples, freshDiscoveryhttp://plufinder.com/plu/3004
3005FruitsApples, freshGolden Delicious Blushhttp://plufinder.com/plu/3005
3006FruitsApples, freshIngrid Mariehttp://plufinder.com/plu/3006
3007FruitsApples, freshLochbuiehttp://plufinder.com/plu/3007
3008FruitsApples, freshRubinettehttp://plufinder.com/plu/3008
3009FruitsApples, freshRussethttp://plufinder.com/plu/3009
3010FruitsApples, freshCripps Redhttp://plufinder.com/plu/3010
3011FruitsApples, freshWorcesterhttp://plufinder.com/plu/3011
3012FruitsPears, freshAbate Fetelhttp://plufinder.com/plu/3012
3013FruitsPears, freshBeurre Hardyhttp://plufinder.com/plu/3013
3014FruitsPears, freshBon Rougehttp://plufinder.com/plu/3014
3015FruitsPears, freshClara Friishttp://plufinder.com/plu/3015
3016FruitsPears, freshConcordehttp://plufinder.com/plu/3016
3017FruitsPears, freshConferencehttp://plufinder.com/plu/3017
3018FruitsPears, freshDurondeauhttp://plufinder.com/plu/3018
3019FruitsPears, freshFlamingohttp://plufinder.com/plu/3019
3020FruitsPears, freshGeneral Leclerchttp://plufinder.com/plu/3020
3021FruitsPears, freshGuyothttp://plufinder.com/plu/3021
3022FruitsPears, freshJosephinehttp://plufinder.com/plu/3022
3023FruitsPears, freshPasse Crassanehttp://plufinder.com/plu/3023
3024FruitsPears, freshRochahttp://plufinder.com/plu/3024

Numbering conventions

Non-organic produce is randomly assigned four-digit PLU codes in the 3000 and 4000 series. Organic produce may be designated by prefixing the four-digit, non-organic PLU with a "9". For example, non-organic bananas are 4011, while organic bananas are 9401.

Retailer-assigned codes

Some PLU code ranges are reserved for retailers. This allows codes to be defined by individual retailers or location, and allows the use of PLU codes in lieu of barcodes. There are retailer-assigned ranges for general and category-specific use. For example, 3170–3269 can be assigned by retailers to any goods, while 4193–4217 can only be assigned to apples.
Suppliers may coordinate with their retailers to use the same code in the retailer-assigned range for a specific product.