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General Merchandise and Hardlines Sector

From helping to streamline the process of getting products to market quickly to protecting your brand from unsafe, counterfeit or unlicensed products, GS1 Canada enables organizations of all sizes to improve operational efficiencies through global standards and industry-directed solutions.

As customers use more channels to interact with brands and purchase products, they are increasingly demanding about product transparency and diverse about what they buy and who they buy from, making it difficult to build brand loyalty.

As a proven global leader in data excellence and trusted industry partner, GS1 Canada is dedicated to the development of industry-directed data excellence tools and processes to meet the evolving business needs of the sector.

Find The Right Information For You

Data Provider - Manufacturer, Brand Owner, Broker/Distributor, Foodservice Distributor

Data Provider

Find out how to bring your products to market and learn how we can help.

Data Provider - Manufacturer, Brand Owner, Broker/Distributor, Foodservice Distributor

Distributor/Data Provider

If you are serving manufacturers and retailers, find everything you need here.

Data Recipient - Retailers and Distributors, Foodservice Distributors and Operators, Healthcare Providers

Retailer/Data Recipient

Acquire and manage all of your suppliers’ content. Here is how we help you.

Solutions, Tools and Resources

Now that you have identified your industry role, you are ready to learn about the solutions, tools and resources you need to effectively and efficiently bring your products to market. Here you can get more information on everything from our New Item Setup solution that helps you bring your products to market and promote data excellence, to our Content Capture and Loading Options that help your brands look their best and make content distribution easy. Click below to find out more.

Supported Categories

Below are the General Merchandise and Hardlines categories GS1 Canada is supporting through our solutions. Support is continuously expanding so stay tuned for more details.

Current Product Categories

  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Baby
  • Cleaning Products
  • Cosmetics
  • Health and Beauty Aids
  • Housewares (cleaning supplies, stationery, light bulbs)
  • Pet Food
  • Pharmacy

Upcoming Product Categories

  • BBQ accessories
  • Hardware
  • Housewares and Storage
  • Lawn and Garden Care
  • Paint
  • Pet Care
  • Plumbing
  • Small Appliances
  • Sporting Goods (non-apparel)
  • Toys
  • Tools