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Tesco and Sainsbury’s call for greater standardisation and higher quality data

Tesco and Sainsbury’s call for greater standardisation and higher quality data

Major supermarkets have called for a step change in the data they receive from suppliers to help customers shop more easily.  Last week, both Tesco and Sainsbury’s told The Grocer that they want to work with suppliers to adopt new procedures for packaging data.

Industry news

09/07/2020

Enterprise Nation helping businesses

Business experts and the government launch free coronavirus recovery support scheme

The Professional and Business Services sector and Enterprise Nation have teamed up for six months, supported by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, to offer SMEs free advice to help them recover from the i

Industry news

09/07/2020

Has COVID-19 changed the way we shop forever?

Has COVID-19 changed the way we shop forever?

2020 is the year that broke the mould for the retail industry. The COVID-19 outbreak put huge pressure on supply chains as consumers desperately tried to stockpile essential items.

Industry news

08/07/2020

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GMHSCP's journey towards creating a safer healthcare supply chain

For Neil Hind* and the team at GMHSCP, adopting GS1 standards is enabling them develop a better, safer, and more efficient healthcare supply chain.

Guest opinion piece

10/06/2020

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SMEs look online to market themselves out of the COVID crisis

According to a survey conducted by small-business community, Enterprise Nation, small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) are using the coronavirus crisis as an opportunity to hone their online and marketing skills.

Industry news

27/05/2020

The future of on-pack coding

What is the future of the barcode and why is it important to your business?

The world has changed significantly since the introduction of the barcode in 1974 and, with it, the demands for accurate data have increased.

Industry news

21/05/2020

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GS1 UK chairman outlines seven vital ways supply chains can survive COVID-19

In mid-March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic gripped the UK in earnest and store shelves began to empty.

01/05/2020

SMEs going direct to consumer

SMEs v. COVID-19 – the start of a direct-to-consumer revolution?

As the coronavirus pandemic impacts economies around the world, resourceful small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) are going direct-to-consumer (DTC) to beat the disease and ensure their commercial survival.

Industry news

22/04/2020

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A thank you to the healthcare community

Over the past few months, healthcare systems around the world have been facing their biggest challenge in modern times.

Industry news

14/04/2020

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Standards will be vital to the new plastic packaging tax

In his recent Budget announcement, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced plans for a new plastic packaging tax to "tackle the scourge of plastic waste".

Industry news

03/04/2020

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