GS1 standards are the most widely used in the world in the grocery industry. Over the years, we have helped thousands of companies to identify, capture and share accurate information about their products.

GS1 standards enable companies in the grocery industry to identify, capture and share information about a product through the entire value chain. From production to consumer, you have the opportunity to follow your product’s journey and make sure it is taken care of properly.

GS1 standards in the grocery industry

At a time when the consumer’s need for accurate and clear product information is growing, GS1 standards are the foundation you need to respond to their demands. By using our standards, you also improve your company’s supply, inventory management and availability on the shelf.

We can help you strengthen the growth of your business and improve efficiency, safety and sustainability. Maybe your products need a barcode to be sold in stores? GS1 can help you with that.

Discovery App

With the GS1 Discovery App, you can easily and interactively explore GS1 standards in practice throughout the supply chain.

Here you can track a products’ journey from manufacturer to retailer and consumer. And discover how standards can benefit your business.

Standards in use

The most common standards in the grocery trade are GTIN for identification of products and outer packaging and SSCC for pallets. You will need the standards to mark the product, packaging or pallet in the next step with barcodes such as EAN13, ITF-14 and GS1-128. RFID is also widely used in the grocery trade to simplify inventory and similar processes.

Be a part the development

At GS1, our standards are developed and maintained together with our customers. In our user groups, you can be involved and influence our standards and processes. The groups are available at both national and international level and give us insight on how we can improve, mean while our participants are inspired, get an increased knowledge and a broader understanding of how our standards work.

Are you active in the grocery trade and want to be involved in taking GS1 standards, solutions and services into the future? Then you are most welcome to participate in our user groups!

User Groups

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