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How to build retail resilience in light of a global pandemic

A lesson in building retail resilience from a 40-year industry veteran

As part of our new, interactive retail forum, we spoke to retail veteran Chris Tyas about the lessons learnt over the past nine months as the industry comes to terms with the impact of a global pandemic.  GS1 UK hosted the first in its Powering Progress series of webinars two week

Industry news

17/12/2020

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A transformative year for healthcare: Glen's reflections on 2020

As 2020 comes to a close, head of healthcare, Glen Hodgson, shares his end-of-year round-up of the current industry landscape, our work at GS1 UK, and what is in the pipeline for 2021.

Opinion piece

17/12/2020

Tis the season to be resilient

‘Tis the season to be resilient

2020 is a year that has seen a lot of change – and the retail industry has been one the hardest hit. But despite all the gloomy headlines about high-street closures and job losses, the retail industry has shown that through collaboration, the future can still look bright.

Opinion piece

16/12/2020

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MHRA guidance on registering medical devices for sale in the UK from 1 January 2021

Guidance update for all medical device manufacturers, issued by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, for registering medical devices for sale in the UK.

Industry news

10/12/2020

The GS1 UK marketplaces team reflect on a year like no other

The GS1 UK marketplaces team reflect on a year like no other

As we approach the end of the year, the GS1 UK marketplaces team take a look back at the past twelve months, and reflect on what has changed and what has been achieved 2020… a year that will go down in history, for a long list of reasons.  This has been the year when:

Opinion piece

10/12/2020

Meet OnBuy

Meet OnBuy – a fair, transparent and ethical marketplace

Nothing ever stands still in the world of e-commerce, and this rings especially true after this year.

Guest opinion piece

09/12/2020

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Is Real-Time Data Exchange (RTDE) the answer to meeting growing consumer demand?

Nick Garner, director of operations at AdvanceFirst, explores the shift from traditional electronic data interchange (EDI) to Real-Time Data Exchange (RTDE) to meet growing consumer demand.

Guest opinion piece

09/12/2020

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Actor registration module now available on EUDAMED

On 1 December 2020, the European Commission made available the Actor registration module for the EUDAMED. This summary highlights information for medical device suppliers on next steps.

Industry news

02/12/2020

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Optimising traceability of PPE and assets throughout the COVID-19 pandemic

Being able to track and trace supplies in healthcare under “business as usual” circumstances is a no easy feat to manage – but add to that a pandemic and effective traceability of supplies becomes critical.

Guest opinion piece

01/12/2020

 GS1 standards are streamlining Chinese customs

Exporting to China? GS1 standards are streamlining the customs clearance process 

Chinese customs are using Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINs) to uniquely identify products passing through their single-window declaration system In an effort to improve the efficiency of customs clearance for imported goods, the General Administration of Customs in China has implemented

Industry news

26/11/2020

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