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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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  • RFID launch event February 2018

    Major retailers attend GS1 UK’s RFID launch event

    On Wednesday 21 February, GS1 UK and our partners at ECR Community Shrinkage and On-Shelf Availability Group, launched a new report - Measuring the impact of RFID in Retailing: Key lessons from 10 case-study companies.

    Industry news

    23/02/2018

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  • Impact of RFID in retail report

    New report shows RFID delivers retail sales increase by up to 5.5%

    Retailers could increase sales by up to 5.5% through the use of RFID according to a new report launched by GS1 UK in partnership with The ECR Community’s Shrink and On Shelf Availability Group

    Industry news

    22/02/2018

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  • XPO logistics

    XPO Logistics Awarded GS1 UK contract for grocery standards validation

    XPO Logistics, a leading global provider of transport and logistics solutions, today announced that it has entered into a pioneering partnership with supply chain standards organisation GS1 UK.

    Industry news

    21/02/2018

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  • How to keep retailers suppliers and consumers afloat in the data deluge

    How to keep retailers suppliers and consumers afloat in the data deluge

    The 12th of January 2018 marked the 70th anniversary of the supermarket in the UK, marking seven decades since the London Co-operative Society opened its doors in Manor Park in East London.

    Opinion piece

    21/02/2018

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  • GLN news story

    GS1 standards adoption in Procurement and Supply Chain

    Our first Procurement insight session brought together three of the leading figures in Procurement across the South of England to update us on progress being made in the use of GS1 standards in their supply chains.

    Industry news

    15/02/2018

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  • Spring Fair 2018

    GS1 UK attends Spring Fair 2018

    Spring Fair is the UK's largest trade show for gift and home products, attracting over 60,000 buyers, wholesalers and retailers from around the world.

    Industry news

    09/02/2018

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  • Staff identification

    Staff identification – the nursing perspective

    In the first of our series of insight articles on our conference breakouts, this session brings together three of the country’s leading nurses to discuss staff identification and why it’s not just patients we should be scanning.

    Industry news

    02/02/2018

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  • Never events in the NHS

    How do we prevent ‘never events’ in the NHS?

    Our Head of Healthcare, Glen Hodgson, writes for Health Business on the role GS1 standards have to play in preventing the 400 ‘never events’ that take place in the NHS every year.

    Industry news

    02/02/2018

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  • DIT Exporting is great

    Learn more about Great.gov.uk from the DIT

    Last year, GS1 UK were please to announce a new partnership with DIT (The Department of International Trade). Key to this, was our common aim to help small businesses grow and we have been working with them on their Exporting is GREAT campaign.

    Industry news

    22/01/2018

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  • Retail product data and image accuracy boosted by arrival of productDNA:hub

    Alkemics to power productDNA:hub

    A group of leading UK grocery retailers and suppliers facilitated by GS1 UK, the product data standards organisation, has selected Alkemics to power productDNA:hub, the new service that helps retailers and suppliers to share and manage product data and images.

    Industry news

    22/01/2018

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  • Do you need to get a new GTIN and barcode before the sugar levy is introduced?

    Do you need to get a new GTIN and barcode before the sugar levy is introduced?

    As you may be aware, the Government is implementing the Soft Drinks Industry Levy this coming April to help reduce obesity levels and promote healthier lifestyles.

    Industry news

    18/01/2018

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