Foodservice and GS1
If you produce and sell food, you need to create an efficient and secure supply chain. GS1 standards and services create the opportunity for your industry to identify, capture, share and trace the entire value chain – from producer to end consumer. By using our global standards system, you can create faster deliveries, improve food safety, and share accurate product information with wholesalers, buyers and purchasers.
Authorities, industries and consumers today have high demands on information about food. Consumers and restaurant guests expect more information about the content and origin of products. And they need to be able to trust that the product is safe to eat. Data about products needs to be accurate and shared in a structured way so that everyone in the supply chain understands. GS1 standards meet these needs by ensuring that buyers, sellers and distributors speak the same language.
GS1 standards are also used for the trade and distribution of alcoholic beverages within foodservice. GS1 has developed a model for the traceability of wine that is scalable all the way from the largest wine makers down to the small local grower. In this way, the beverage industry is taking further steps towards increased traceability.
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.
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.
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.
ESAP are standardized processes for electronic commerce
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 your 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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Frequently used in your industry
How GS1 standards are developed
The Foodservice industry in Sweden is actively involved and influences the development of GS1 standards.
What’s on in your industry?
Read about ongoing industry initiatives and collaborations in the Foodservice and CPG industry.