Skip to main content

Industry news

Read our industry news and watch our latest videos

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.

631 news items listed

Author
Programme
Types
Sectors
Organisation

Technology and growing customer impatience

A survey of 5,000 consumers recently conducted by Peach Factory on behalf of global retail technology provider Ominco has revealed that diners are only willing to wait an average of 16 minutes before leaving a restaurant if they have not been served yet. It also found Brits more willing

Opinion piece

28/11/2014

omnichannel widget

Online Marketplace Best Practice: Creating Listings

In the second of a series of best practice posts, GS1 UK offers Q&A guidance on some of the fundamental elements to help you trade on online marketplaces successfully. What is a listing?

Opinion piece

28/11/2014

Online Marketplace Best Practice: Consumer contracts regulations

In the sixth of a series of best practice articles, we offer guidance on some of the fundamental elements to help you trade on online marketplaces successfully. The focus for this article: Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013.

Opinion piece

27/11/2014

healthcare widget

The NHS needs to aim higher when it comes to procurement

To the untrained eye, it can sometimes seem like nothing ever changes in the NHS. This is a fairly remarkable fact given the size and scope of the NHS: it’s the world’s fourth largest employer, dealing with 1 million patients every 36 hours.

Opinion piece

27/11/2014

healthcare widget

What the NHS procurement strategy can learn from the retail industry

The use of modern barcodes on drugs and supplies will ensure patients are safe and drive efficiency, writes Tony Walsh. The eProcurement strategy that is now being adopted by the NHS is the culmination of a process Blue Sphere Health have followed with great interest, having worked on g

Guest opinion piece

27/11/2014

The Next Generation of Product Identification

The bar code used at retail point of sale and the identification number it represents have continued almost unchanged for the best part of 40 years. The growth in consumer adoption of digital technology and the clear and growing requirement for greater volumes of accurate product inform

Opinion piece

27/11/2014

convenience widget

Mobile couponing and loyalty workshop

The distribution and acceptance of offers, coupons and loyalty has become an important part of many mobile operator, retailer and brand mobile propositions. However this is a very fragmented landscape, with a multitude of proprietary point of sale solutions, coupon and loyalty platforms

Industry news

27/11/2014

Online Marketplace Best Practice: Promoting Products

In the fifth of a series of best practice posts, GS1 UK offers Q&A guidance on some of the fundamental elements to help you trade on online marketplaces successfully. The focus for this post: promoting products. Automated Promotion Slots

Opinion piece

27/11/2014

Delhaize on board with GDSN

Delhaize, a Belgian food retailer that operates supermarkets around the world, has recently adopted GS1 standard Global Data Synchronisation Network (GDSN) as its method of exchanging product information. GDSN is beneficial to major companies like Delhaize because it allows all aspects

Industry news

27/11/2014

What progress has been made on the Food Information Challenge?

The Food Information Challenge is an initiative launched by GS1 UK with the support of the Food Service Directors Group (FSDG). The Food Information Challenge report was commissioned by the FSDG to identify challenges faced by the foodservice sector – the primary finding was that the pr

Industry news

26/11/2014

Author
Programme
Types
Sectors
Organisation