- May 2, 2013
OECD enhances collaboration with GS1 to foster consumer safety
Paris, In the globalised economy, the safety of consumers requires innovative solutions that are global in scope to strengthen real-time information sharing across borders. The OECD is thus further enhancing collaboration with GS1 to provide consumers, businesses and governments with a single source of trusted information on product recalls.
- May 2, 2013
Canada Health Infoway Designates GS1 Global Location Number and Global Trade Item Number as Canadian Approved Standards
TORONTO, ON - Canada Health Infoway has designated the GS1 Global Location Number (GLN) and the GS1 Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) as Canadian Approved Standards for use in Electronic Health Records, and other Health Information Technology.
- May 1, 2013
Executives of Loblaw, Prime Restaurants, and Shopper Drug Mart Join GS1 Canada Board of Governors
TORONTO, ON - GS1 Canada continues to underscore its commitment to helping industry build smarter and more efficient supply chains through the appointment of three executives to its Board of Governors:
- April 30, 2013
Independent Grocery Chain Drives Success through Standards
CJR Wholesale Grocers Ltd. (The Rabba Group) confirmed today that the use of GS1 standards-based product data in its new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution is enhancing efficiency and improving the company’s business processes.
- April 22, 2013
More than 30 Global Healthcare Leaders Endorse GS1 Healthcare Standards
The Healthcare stakeholders expressed their strong support in a signed position paper endorsing the adoption of GS1 as the global standard best suited for their industry. They took this action after McKinsey & Company published a report stating that ‘significant patient safety benefits and cost savings can be obtained by implementing and using a single global standard in Healthcare’.
- April 22, 2013
WCO and GS1 join forces in the fight against counterfeiting and launch the new mobile IPM
The World Customs Organization and GS1 will be present at the upcoming 7th Global Congress on Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy, to be held in Istanbul, Turkey from April 24-26. On this occasion, both organisations will introduce the new mobile version of IPM (Interface Public-Members), the WCO’s online tool serving as an interface between front-line Customs officers and the private sector.
- April 3, 2013
The Bar Code Turns 40 – GS1 Canada celebrates 40 years of the global language of business
TORONTO, ON - April 3, 2013 – On April 3, 1973, leaders of the American grocery industry selected a single standard for product identification that the world knows today as the Bar Code. With this single bold move, initiated to improve inventory management and speed at checkout counters, came the birth of a global language of business.
- March 5, 2013
Global study reveals critical need for evolution in standards to address rapidly changing industry trends and user habits
Paris, Brussels, 5 March 2013 – A report released today by Capgemini Consulting, the
global strategy and transformation consulting arm of the Capgemini Group, together
with GS1, the global standards organization, and The Consumer Goods Forum, the
consumer goods industry platform, concludes that wider adoption of standards is key
to both supply chain efficiency and meeting new consumer needs.
- January 28, 2013
Food Companies in North America Develop Enhanced Guidance for Standard Case Labeling
LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (February 28, 2013) – To enhance business efficiencies and improve product traceability along the supply chain, companies within the North American consumer packaged goods, fresh foods, grocery, and foodservice industries have come together to develop guidance for industry-wide adoption of a single standard for case labeling information for finished products.