Identify. Capture. Share - June 2023

This issue of Identify.Capture.Share. focuses on some new ways GS1 can help NZ business sustainably thrive. As a member owned, not-for-profit, set up and governed by industry, our whole purpose is around harnessing the power of global standards to help our customers grow and digitise their businesses.     

We hope you find it a good read.

The humble barcode turns 50 and we herald in the next generation…

50 years ago, barcodes made shopping at the supermarket faster and easier. Over 6 billion GS1 barcodes are now scanned every day globally! The next generation of barcodes is arriving - offering new levels of reliable information, for the benefit of consumers and patients, businesses and the planet.

Every day an average of 1,600,000 people get sick due to unsafe food globally.

This year’s World Food Safety Awareness Day – June 7th focuses on standards saving lives. GS1’s global standards and identifiers are enablers for efficient traceability and supply chain systems; providing end to end visibility from ingredient farmers & growers, food manufacturing and supply chains all the way to the end consumer.

New member spotlight - Two Dudes skincare, more than skin deep.

Two Dudes skincare is helping Kiwi dudes across the motu care for not only their skin and hair but their mental and physical wellbeing too. This includes raising awareness on men’s health and they’ve even expanded their product range with a ball butter for testicular cancer awareness.

Scan multiple items in seconds! RFID: hands-free and no line of sight needed.

RFID, or Radio Frequency Identification, is a technology that uses radio waves to identify and track objects. It has diverse applications worldwide, including inventory management, logistics, and contactless payments.

Driving agribusiness efficiencies by using high quality product data.

The major agribusiness retailers (Fonterra Farm Source, Farmlands, Rural Co and PGG Wrightson) have agreed to work pro-competitively and collaboratively with suppliers on aligning product data requirements to enhance procurement processes, enhance supply chain visibility, increase efficiency and reduce costs for all participants.