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GS1 Canada Launches Collaborative Commerce Magazine
-- New publication highlights benefits of collaborative commerce on the supply chain --

TORONTO, ON, November 22, 2005 - GS1 Canada, Canada’s experts in collaborative commerce and global business rules-based standards, today announced the launch of cCommerce Magazine, designed to meet its members need for information on collaborative commerce and how it impacts their supply chain.

cCommerce aims to provide a range of readers, from multinational corporations to small- to medium-sized enterprises, with definitive information to maximize business process efficiencies, effectively implement global standards and sustain a competitive advantage through case studies, global best practices, how-to articles and special features from renowned authors and experts. The publication will also focus on how leading edge technologies such as the Electronic Product Code (EPC) and radio frequency identification (RFID) are automating and streamlining the supply chain.

“Industry-led collaboration is key to identifying the necessary transformational business processes for any e-commerce initiative within an organization,” said Eileen Mac Donald, cCommerce Editor and Senior Vice President, GS1 Canada.  “cCommerce Magazine will enlighten and empower our member companies so they can harness the business benefits of collaborative commerce and global standards to ensure they sustain a competitive advantage,” she continued.

Issued to GS1 Canada members, cCommerce covers a wide range of critical and timely supply chain topics that enable readers to leverage the knowledge and lessons of other organizations and experts to increase efficiencies throughout their own supply chain.  Articles in the first issue include: the recent launch of the Canadian RFID Centre contributed by IBM Canada Ltd.; a case study demonstrating how Metro Group is realizing business benefits from piloting RFID technology; a profile of The Country Grocer, an independent grocer that has achieved increased efficiencies and profitability through GS1 Canada’s online product catalogue, ECCnet Registry; and the business case for food traceability.

Available in English and French at, the 32-page inaugural issue of cCommerce has an initial circulation of 12,000.  The next issue is slated for distribution in Spring 2006.

About GS1 Canada
GS1 Canada is a not-for-profit organization that promotes and maintains global standards for the identification of goods, locations and related e-commerce communication, such as bar code issuance and maintenance. GS1 Canada is the only authorized source for globally unique company prefixes in Canada, a standard term and condition of trade globally.  It provides a range of educational opportunities, maintains Canada’s national product registry, and offers one-stop access to product images and dimensions.  As technologies like Electronic Product Codes (EPC) and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) continue to drive the e-commerce revolution, GS1 Canada will provide the leadership to help ensure that Canadian companies can participate competitively. For more information, visit

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For more information or visuals of cCommerce, contact:
Mary Pygiel
GS1 Canada
416-510-8039 ext. 2125