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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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Festival of Female Entrepreneurs 2018

Recently, we announced our partnership with the SME community Enterprise Nation and we’re proud to be supporting their Festival of Female Entrepreneurs event

Industry news

12/09/2018

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GS1 UK launches GTIN Check

A new service to help drive the creation of industry trusted data. GTIN Check was launched in early August and has been designed to help GS1 members swiftly and easily verify the 

Industry news

12/09/2018

Improving safety and efficiency in Orthopaedics at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

One of the issues that University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust (UHPNT) had faced was ensuring that there were robust measures in place for the replenishment of stock. Prior to starting to scan at the point of care, a stocktake was conducted to assess stock levels and review the situatio

Industry news

12/09/2018

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Technology will upgrade the NHS for the information age

Glen Hodgson, Head of Healthcare at GS1 UK, writes for Public Sector Focus on how GS1 standards will help future-proof the NHS. Take a look at the latest issue of Public Sector Focus to hear how a focus o

Industry news

04/09/2018

Enterprise Nation:

GS1 UK partners with Enterprise Nation

As we continue to experience strong growth in our membership from small businesses, we’re delighted to announce a new partnership with SME champions, Enterprise Nation.

Industry news

03/09/2018

GS1 GTIN re-use rules changing

From January 2019 GTINs should never be reused again

The standard governing GTIN reuse is changing on 31 December 2018, here’s why and what it means for you. In the apparel and grocery sectors, reusing a GTIN has previously been allowed after 30 months and 48 months of initial issuance respectively.

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16/07/2018

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