CPG and GS1
Producers and suppliers in the CPG industry (consumer packaged goods) need to identify, capture, share and trace information along the entire supply chain. GS1 standards and services create opportunities for your industry to exchange information about everything in the supply chain – all the way from producer to end consumer.
GS1 has a long history in the CPG industry. In fact, this is where it all started in the 70s with a chewing gum pack that became the first trade item to be scanned in a checkout. Today, GS1 barcodes are scanned 6 billion times a day.
Consumers, regulators and industries in modern times place high demands on accurate product and logistics information. But they also want transparent information about the origin, content and climate footprint of the product. And what has happened on the journey through the supply chain. Everyone expects up-to-date, accurate and reliable data from the brand owner, store and e-retailer who will sell the product.
You can meet the needs of your consumers and retailers by using global GS1 standards and services that help you communicate in the same language as the one you do business with.
Benefits for your business
Sustainability and traceability
Create efficient information flows with greater visibility through the value chain. GS1 standard contributes to better safety, sustainability and traceability.
Improve your supply chain, inventory management and shelf availability. When you have control over delivery, stock and distribution, you save time and costs.
Follow the changing demands of the industry and regulators. It provides greater security and higher consumer trust for both the retailer and the brand owner.
2D in Retail
Retail is moving towards a global evolution from classic barcodes to two-dimensional QR and DataMatrix. Commerce simply gets a new dimension and more benefits for consumers and businesses.
Standards in use
In your industry, it is common to use a combination of GS1 standards and services. They are used for identification, capturing, data sharing, data quality and traceability.
GTIN (Global Trade Item Number) for product identification.
SSCC (Serial Shipping Container Code) for pallets and cages.
EPC/RFID to simplify inventory and similar processes.
GLN (Global Location Number) for identifying places and parties.
GDSN is a product data network for synchronized data.
Validoo is a database service for validating and sharing data and images.
Quality assurance service for manual control of data and images.
Database service for products and images
Use Sweden's largest database service for sharing high-quality trade item information and product images.
Toolbox for brand owners
Step-by-step guides with videos, checklists and other resources to get started with GS1 standards and services for the CPG industry.
Buyers, purchasers, consumers and others can search for and compare products launched for the Swedish market. Updated product information and images are shared from the Validoo database service.
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Often used in your industry
How GS1 standards are developed
The Consumer Packaged Goods industry in Sweden is actively involved and influences the development of GS1 standards.
What’s on in your industry?
Read about ongoing industry initiatives, case studies and collaborations in the CPG industry.