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We work with many companies in multiple industries, and collaborate with other leading industry associations. Read our latest news and you will learn how our standards are being applied throughout the UK and globally. And you can read our case studies and press releases too.

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How H&M have transformed customer experience using global retail standards

GS1 standards are helping to improve operational efficiencies for one of the world’s largest fashion retailers. In February 2018, shares in clothing giant H&M nosedived.

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26/08/2019

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RK Test Natasha’s Law will save lives but increase data demands

New legislation will require a full ingredients list on pre-packaged food labels by summer 2021 After the death of Natasha Ednan-Laprouse from a severe allergic reaction in 2016, her family and allergen-awareness activists started a campaign for more rigorous details about what goes int

Industry news

25/08/2019

From January 2019 GTINs should never be reused again

The standard governing GTIN reuse is changing on 31 December 2018, here’s why and what it means for you. In the apparel and grocery sectors, reusing a GTIN has previously been allowed after 30 months and 48 months of initial issuance respectively.

08/07/2019

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How GS1 standards helped Mammy Jamia’s grow internationally

In the second part of Gary Lynch’s interview with Andrew Cairns, he explains how GS1 standards are helping him grow his business, Mammy Jamia’s, and access the international markets.

Industry news

19/09/2018

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Enterprise Nation: The journey so far in SME Britain

Founder of SME community, Enterprise Nation, Emma Jones talks about the growing potential of SMEs and the part they have to play in UK plc. In this presentation, Emma talks about:

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18/09/2018

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The NHS at 70 - A revolutionary institution and GS1 UK’s impact

Britain’s universal healthcare system celebrates its 70th birthday today.

Industry news

18/09/2018

GS1 product identifiers powering eBay’s product reviews – and your sales!

eBay buyers can now shop with greater confidence as product reviews are starting to be rolled out in the UK. Now that sellers have added unique product identifier’s to their listings, eBay is able to aggregate product data from across 

Industry news

18/09/2018

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GS1 asks industry to help develop guidelines for online product images

GS1 is looking for brands and retailers to help create guidelines for a standard way of displaying product images online More and more people today are using their smartphones and tablets to do their online shopping and product comparison.

Industry news

18/09/2018

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Harnessing the power of mobile for SME success

In this webinar we take a whistle-stop tour through Appland with consultant, Gerry White, and take in the sites and sounds that SME owners should appreciate when going mobile. In the course of his presentation, Gerry goes through:

Industry news

18/09/2018

Major developments in the retail revolution for all

The last two months have been very impactful for GS1 UK. After a consultation period that began with the Digital DNA programme and a charter signed by 12 leading grocery re

Industry news

18/09/2018

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