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How to start a food and drink business

Tips and advice on how to start - and grow - a thriving food and drink business.

Industry news

17/05/2024

Get listed and drive growth with out of home advertising

Top tips for harnessing the power of this powerful medium and securing listings from JCDecaux and Waitrose. 

Industry news

14/05/2024

HSSIB consultation

GS1 UK response to the HSSIB open consultation on its strategy and investigation criteria.

Industry news

09/05/2024

NHS England and GS1 UK renew partnership to transform the future of care

Fifty per cent of NHS trusts in England are now using GS1 standards to enhance patient safety and improve efficiencies. NHS England and GS1 UK have committed to continuing their partnership to extend these benefits across all trusts.

Industry news

09/05/2024

Change of date format for regulated healthcare products

From January 2025, manufacturers and suppliers of regulated healthcare products will need ensure product barcodes are encoded to comply with a new date format.

Industry news

08/05/2024

New NHS Supply Chain product coding policy

NHS Supply Chain releases new Data Standards Supplier Product Coding Policy.

Industry news

02/05/2024

How the digital exchange of data supports smarter urban planning

We explore how GS1 standards can help the AEC and FM industries become more efficient, increase safety, improve productivity lower costs.

Opinion piece

29/04/2024

QR codes powered by GS1: keeping allergen sufferers informed and protected

Our new research highlights the scale of the allergen labelling challenge and the potential solution offered by QR codes powered by GS1.

Industry news

25/04/2024

Over half of UK allergy sufferers have had a reaction from mislabelled or unclear food packaging

Our research has found that over half of people with food allergies have had an allergic reaction from mislabelled or unclear food packaging, with 23 per cent having suffered multiple reactions.

22/04/2024

The Bread & Jam dictionary: busting foodservice jargon

Discover the meaning behind some of the foodservice industry's most frequently used words and phrases.

Industry news

17/04/2024

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