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Case studies

Learn from other companies and see how you can benefit from working with GS1 UK

With over 33,000 members in the UK using our standards to improve their businesses, we have hundreds of stories that show the benefits of working with us. 

Explore some of the case studies here, and if you want to find out more, or if you’ve got a great story you want to share, then contact us today.

New Look case study

Building international partnerships on standards

New Look implements GS1 standards to support international growth and to enable new third-party trading relationships to flourish

Stryker’s GS1 standards adoption journey

Stryker’s GS1 standards adoption journey

Stryker implements GS1 standards for product labelling to comply with the US FDA’s Unique Device Identification (UDI) Final Rule and the NHS eProcurement strategy

Patient identification for blood transfusion

Enabling patient identification for blood transfusion

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

Mammy Jamia

Mammy Jamia's

How our support helped Mammy Jamia’s spread into new markets

GS1 Success Stories Portsmouth

Improving inventory management

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Patient Safety

Improving patient safety through surgical instrument tracking

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay (UHMB) NHS Foundation Trust

Between the lines

NHS South of England Procurement Services

How GS1 standards help the NHS save time, money and lives

Between the lines

Redemption Brewing Company

How GS1 standards help Andy’s beer ride into new frontiers

Between the lines

CSM Bakery Solutions

The story of CSM Bakery Solutions and how GS1 standards keep their supply chain running

Inventory management

Inventory management

Taunton & Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

Medical equipment management

Medical equipment management

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Between the lines

Oaklands Farm Eggs

The story of Oaklands Farm Eggs and how GS1 global standards keep their eggs in check


Case study: DM Orthotics

Taking traceability a step further, beyond simply meeting regulatory compliance

DTR Medical

Case study: DTR Medical

Working with our partners to meet current and future business needs

Purchase to pay

Purchase-to-pay – the view from Australia

Hear from GS1 Australia about how they are delivering efficiencies across the Australian health service


Case study: Carlsberg

Accurate and timely data to meet consumer demand through TrueSource

Medical Equipment Management

Product safety recall – the view from the theatre

Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Case study: Mölnlycke

Mölnlycke Health Care has developed a range of GS1-compliant product labelling to offer safe and efficient products to its customers


Case study: TetraPak

Tetra Pak developed a single pallet label with GS1 for its global network of factories to save its customers time and money

Stream Foods

Case study: Stream Foods

UK fruit snacks leader Stream Foods improves delivery and invoicing accuracy with GS1 standards and Advanced Shipping Notices


Case study: Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

How Meditrax mark its medical instruments for operational and clinical benefits

Leeds Other

Case study: Leeds Teaching Hospitals

GS1 barcodes and RFID technology improve patient safety and increase productivity

Dairy Crest and Tesco

Case study: Dairy Crest and Tesco

Dairy Crest uses Advanced Shipping Notifications (ASNs) using GS1 standards to deliver significant efficiencies and meet Tesco’s trading requirements

Leeds Technical

Case study: Leeds Teaching Hospitals (Orthopaedic)

Successful RFID technology pilot to track and trace its orthopaedic loan kits


Case study: Unilever

Unilever UK Ltd achieves significant efficiencies by adopting GS1 UK data quality recommendations

Faile Foods

Case study: Feile Foods

Feile Foods implements GS1 DataBar to improve product authentication and the traceability of fresh food products


Case study: Mondelēz and Tesco

Mondelēz UK and Tesco working together to improve supply chain operations through the GS1 certificate of excellence programme