Identify. Capture. Share - November 2023

This issue of Identify.Capture.Share. takes a look at how GS1 standards and services support kiwi businesses to start out and grow sustainably, with streamlined processes. 

We introduce My Locations, a new tool for GS1 NZ members to allocate and manage their Global Location Numbers, turn the spotlight on two members, introduce you to the winner of our Raise the Bar barcode design competition, and ask 'are you recall ready?'

We hope you find it a good read.

Understanding ‘who’ and ‘where’ – introducing My Locations

GS1’s Global Location Numbers (GLNs) are globally unique identifiers used to identify a party or location anywhere in the world. There are many applications for GLN use including streamlining logistics operations, warehouse management and inventory control, and enhancing e-invoicing processes between trading partners.

Member spotlight: Anihana

The vibrant, fun packaging of Anihana is likely a familiar sight in your local supermarket isles or bathroom. However, it’s the origins of Anihana you may not know. It was while Anihana founder Sophie Cooper was 8 months pregnant that she went home to her husband Aden and jokingly suggested buying the soap factory her boss was selling.

New mock recall legislation

New legislation that came into effect in July 2023 now requires food businesses to do a simulated ‘mock’ recall every 12 months. This applies to all businesses that operate under the Food Act 2014, Wine Act 2003, or Animal Products Act 1999, including importers and exporters. 

Member spotlight: Sobhna's

Sobhna’s is a true family business involving Subhadra Odedra and daughter, Nimeesha Odedra. Subhadra began selling samosas and pakoras at farmers markets which were soon accompanied by her own curry pastes, pickles, and spice blends. But it was the COVID-19 lockdown that had an unexpected positive effect on the business.

Raising the bar of barcodes in design

Each year, GS1 NZ and Whitireia/WelTec join forces to host the Raising the Bar barcode design competition, an initiative designed to provide design students valuable real-world experience. The competition tasks the students with creating an innovative product and integrating an outside-of-the-box barcode design while meeting the GS1 barcode standards.