Identify. Capture. Share - February 2022

Welcome, haere mai to our new online regular GS1 NZ news feed (replacing SCAN magazine). Over 80% of members who responded to our recent survey, said they’d prefer to receive GS1 news online over a printed magazine - so we’ve made the switch.

Every 3-6 months you’ll receive insights on featured GS1 NZ businesses, how members are using our services, upcoming innovations and more. We’ll keep it brief with links to short blogs and videos on our website.

This first issue focuses on visibility; reflecting the huge pressure on you all to gain supply chain visibility and locations of interest and, provide more data on products including provenance and traceability.

We hope you find it a good read.

2D barcodes in retail provide greater visibility for retailers and consumers.

“2D barcodes have immense potential, and we’re excited to see how they will improve food safety, traceability and stock management” GM Business Enablement, Woolworths.

Pasture to plate – reliable, globally standardised traceability.

Having efficient and effective traceability is more than just the ability to do a product recall when something goes wrong. It can improve business efficiency and provide ultimate visibility for consumers; answering questions like, “where did this product come from?” and, “Is it good for me?”

Spotlight on a sustainable business

Meet our members the Bostock Brothers and hear about how they’ve built a sustainable business and are using compostable packaging to help solve the increasing plastic problem we all face.

Give your product the limelight it deserves

The way your product displays online and in catalogues matters, so get the best chance of success for your product with GS1’s new, great value Product Photography bundles.

GS1 standards in exporting – increased product visibility at the border

GS1 standards are used by the vast majority of NZ’s product exporters, providing increased product visibility to streamline the process at the Chinese border.

Smarter data – better product visibility in the DIY/ hardware sector.

Today’s customers expect to have complete, relevant, and trusted product information across all channels and digital touchpoints so they can make a more informed purchase decision. Find out more about what’s happening in the DIY/hardware sector.