Other sectors

GS1 is helping industries improve

Originally created by manufacturers and retailers to improve the efficiency in the food and consumer goods sector to supermarkets, GS1 standards are now used by millions of companies across the world in many industry sectors. 

Books and magazines

GS1 supports the use of ISSN and ISBN numbering for use with books and magazines. The ISSN and ISBN are suitable for encoding in a GS1 compliant barcode. In New Zealand these numbers are issued by the National Library of New Zealand. Obtain your number by contacting the National Library.

The ISBN Librarian

New Zealand Standard Book Numbering Agency

National Library of New ZealandPO Box 1467,Wellington

Email:      [email protected]
Phone:    +64 4 474 3074


Email:      [email protected]
Phone:    +64 4 474 3090

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

GS1 RFID standards are the most widely used in global supply chains - Read more>>


The retail industry is most concerned with improving inventory accuracy and speed to market capabilities to satisfy consumer demands, while addressing expectations around product safety. 

Transport and logistics

Transport and logistics companies are more efficient through GS1’s robust information technology and data systems. 

Transport and logistics operators can gain competitive advantage by using these and other GS1 supply chain solutions. Benefits include improved efficiency, increased visibility of the flow of shipments, more efficient handling and inventory management, increased security of distribution and speed of operations.

Read more about a case study on Transport and Logistics.


GS1 standards in the wine industry is widespread. Barcoding started at the consumer unit and moved to carton level for warehousing and logistics purposes. GS1 developed a model for wine traceability that is scalable from the largest wine makers down to contract growers. Find out more about GS1 Wine Traceability Guidelines. 

If you are looking at exporting your wine to US or Canada there are some additional obligations you should read - Exporting Wine to the US or Canada. 


For more information about GS1 working with various industry sectors, please contact GS1 New Zealand via email [email protected] or phone 0800 10 23 56.