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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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The budget

The 2020 Budget in brief – what’s in it for SMEs?

The annual Budget is particularly important for the UK’s small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs), that account for 99.9 per cent of the UK’s business population, 60 per cent of its workforce and half of all the UK’s private sector turnover.

Industry news

13/03/2020

What GS1 UK learnt at Retail Without Borders

What did we learn at Retail Without Borders 2020?

A few weeks ago, our marketplaces team attended Europe's leading online marketplace conference, Retail Without Borders. Here is a quick summary of what we learnt.

Industry news

12/03/2020

Google endorses GS1 standards

Google endorses GS1 projects

At this year's GS1 Global Forum, Google endorsed the importance of GS1 projects to improve search and overall customer experience. Our marketplace engagement manager, Lorna Leaver, shares highlights from Google's keynote presentation and provides some practical tips that you can implement to improve your online visibility.

Industry news

09/03/2020

Industry standards, barcodes and how to comply…

Industry standards, barcodes and how to comply…

The world of supply-chain standards can be confusing. But with a little help from our engagement manager, Lorna Leaver, we try to debunk your most common standards, barcode and compliance questions

19/02/2020

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Six key takeaways to consider when adopting standards

GS1 UK’s healthcare team are on a countrywide tour, speaking to the chief information officers and chief clinical information officers of NHS trusts and CCGs, to discover how standards are helping to improve the way their organisations work. On 21 November, 13 representatives from nine

Industry news

12/02/2020

Fixing the future of plastics by doing the right thing

Fixing the future of plastics by doing the right thing

Scotland will soon be the first UK nation to introduce a deposit return scheme (DRS) for drinks containers.

Industry news

27/01/2020

Ice cream dropped

Learn from my mistakes - how to protect your hard-earned profits from the f*** up fairy

Foodie champion and UK grocery expert, Karen Green, shares some examples of the times that things haven't gone quite right in business and how you can avoid making the same mistakes. 

Guest opinion piece

24/01/2020

Healthcare profile of female in the NHS

What a year it has been for GS1 standards in healthcare

With the holiday season fast-approaching, I’ve been taking some time to reflect on the year we’ve had in healthcare here at GS1 UK – and it sure has been a busy one.

Opinion piece

20/12/2019

Deposit return schemes, Coca-Cola and the circular economy

Deposit return schemes, Coca-Cola and the circular economy

At GS1 UK’s Annual General Meeting in November 2019, Nick Brown, head of sustainability – Great Britain, at Coca-Cola European Partners Limited explained the company’s stance on recycling and deposit return schemes (DRSs) – where consumers receive money back for their empty drink containers at t

Industry news

18/12/2019

productDNA has improved product data accuracy by 75 per cent

productDNA has improved product data accuracy by 75 per cent

As the year draws to a close, we look back at how productDNA has already started to make a positive impact on the quality of product data  The industry designed product data catalogue and induction platform,

Industry news

17/12/2019

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