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Don’t let our exports get stuck in the station

British trade is on the rise.

Opinion piece

14/09/2018

The future of exporting

Gary Lynch, CEO of GS1 UK, looks at what the future holds for British businesses, in light of B

Opinion piece

14/09/2018

Without global standards, can the retail industry give customers what they want?

A new report from PA Consulting Group looks at the role of s

Opinion piece

14/09/2018

Does the Trump presidency provide a huge trade opportunity for the UK?

Gary Lynch, CEO of GS1 UK, looks at what impact the Trump presidency might have on British busi

14/09/2018

Digital protectionism – the new face of an old problem

Gary Lynch, CEO of GS1 UK, looks at why digital protectionism matters and why it could prevent a new era of global trade unless we act now More people are exporting via the web.

Opinion piece

14/09/2018

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. The concept of helping oneself to produce with your own basket having previously ordered item-by-

14/09/2018

Why productDNA:hub will be as significant as the first barcode scan back in 1974

Last week we announced a major new service for the retail industry – productDNA:hub.

Opinion piece

14/09/2018

What the retail sector can learn from the Oscars

With the 90th edition of the Academy Awards taking place in Hollywood, most eyes were on the main awards – Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role and Best Actress in a Leading Role. The Shape of Water stole the show winning four awards (including Best Picture) while Dunkirk (three w

Opinion piece

14/09/2018

Britain’s food and drink exports are bubbling

Gary Lynch, CEO at GS1 UK, explores new market insights that show how exports of British food and drink continue to grow despite the uncertainties surrounding Brexit. Following the GS1 UK report last year entitled ‘Buying Bri

Opinion piece

14/09/2018

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