GS1 US Advisory Services for the Foodservice and Retail Grocery Industries  

Build your successful supply chain visibility and data quality strategy on a foundation of GS1 Standards and industry best practices, supported by GS1 US expertise

Consumer expectations for 24/7 access not only to the product itself, but detailed information about the product’s origin, ingredients, and various other attributes, are changing the business landscape in many ways. As a result, it’s more important than ever to have full visibility into your supply chain and deliver complete and accurate product information to your consumers, as well as to your trading partners.

To help the industry, GS1 US has created a customized implementation support services offering. GS1 US Advisory Services deliver a consultative approach that offers a combination of technical and business expertise to address specific challenges your organization may face in integrating the GS1 System of Standards into your operations.

On-Site Customized Supply Chain Visibility Implementation Support

Based on your organization’s unique challenges and needs, GS1 US will deliver customized education and implementation guidance to your staff or cross-functional team with a focus on improving supply chain visibility leveraging GS1 Standards.

Topics include, but are not limited to, GS1 Standards implementation and education support in the following areas:

  • Principles of supply chain visibility (Identify, capture, share product data with GS1 Standards)
  • Strategy development for product data and attribute management
  • Automation schemes for streamlined operations
  • Process flow and procedure development to leverage GS1 Standards for improved:
    • Traceability and recall readiness
    • Fill rate and/or on-shelf-availability
    • Inventory management
    • Shipping and receiving efficiencies 
    • and other business processes
On-Site Customized Product Data and/or Nutritional Labeling Implementation Support

Whether you are a brand owner, fresh food supplier, CPG manufacturer, grocery retailer, or foodservice operator looking to meet consumer, trading partner or regulatory requirements for product data, including nutritional and allergen information, you need to understand how GS1 Standards can support all related business processes. Based on the foundation of unique product identification, you can leverage existing investments in the GS1 System of Standards to link, share and utilize product information for improved efficiencies across your business operations.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Customized education and training on unique product identification principles
  • Best practice guidance on how product information you may already have can be utilized or augmented to prepare for:
    • Food Safety Modernization Act requirements
    • Nutritional and menu labeling regulations (e.g. Patient Protection Affordable Care Act)
    • SmartLabel
    • Omni-channel capabilities
  • Best practices for data quality and data governance outlined in the GS1 US National Data Quality Program

The GS1 US Difference

We are focused on supporting the needs of the foodservice and retail grocery community, specializing in helping the industry implement standards-based solutions. Our objective is to work with industry trading partners to help them bridge the gap between their existing supply chain processes and today’s industry approved standards-based best practices—enabling them to realize operational efficiencies and cost savings.

Industry Momentum

Brand owners, distributors, foodservice operators and grocery retailers are witnessing the transformation of today’s supply chain—and those who are taking an active role in the adoption and usage of GS1 Standards in their everyday business practices are seeing a boost in efficiencies, sales and in customer satisfaction. These companies are reducing their inventory, distribution, and labor costs, while growing sales and achieving visibility in their supply chain like never before. With a well-thought-out plan, and help from GS1 US Advisory Services experts, your organization can do the same.

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To learn more about how GS1 US Advisory Services can help you strengthen your business relationships, collaborate with global trading partners more efficiently, improve inventory management, and leverage existing investments in GS1 Standards, contact us at