GS1 Canada is pleased to provide you with the summer edition of our Food for Thought newsletter. With every edition, we will bring you the latest insights, news and trends impacting the sector and your business.
In response to community feedback on ways to continue delivering value to our users, GS1 Canada is launching new tools and capabilities to enhance our Industry Managed Solutions. Here’s what’s new.
GS1 Canada is introducing a new Barcode Generator tool for users to quickly and easily generate high-resolution barcode symbology for their GTINs, providing a more efficient process enabling users to receive both their GTINs and create their barcodes through GS1 Canada, rather than using third party solution providers to generate their barcode symbols. The first release supports UPC-A, EAN-14, ITF-14 and GS1-128 symbologies, with more to come in future updates.
Stay tuned for more information.
GTIN allocation rules can be complex and confusing, and a wrong decision could result in missed or delayed product listings, or significant costs from repackaging or withdrawing products.
Make the right decisions quickly and easily with GS1 Canada’s GTIN Allocation Assistant, a decision support tool that walks users through a series of simple questions to provide a quick and easy decision on whether proposed product or packaging changes require a new GTIN.
Have you implemented an innovative idea that has had a big impact on your business? Or a creative solution to meet new requirements, needs or has streamlined your business? Or do you know a grocery retail trading partner that you would like to nominate?
We want to hear about it! Get recognition for your innovation with the GS1 Canada Innovator's Award, supported by the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers (CFIG).
All applications must be received by August 31, 2018 at 5 p.m. EST.
Last year’s winner:
Click here to read more about the winner.
GS1 Canada is pleased to welcome new data recipients: Shell Canada Ltd.
Shell Canada Ltd. operates over 500 fuel and convenience store locations in Canada. Increase the visibility of your products and maximize your sales opportunities by ensuring you have published your product content to Shell Canada Ltd.
Are you new user to TrueSource™ Dashboard or a current user and wanting to understand how you can optimize the use the tool for your business.
To help you get familiar with the functionality of the tool, click here for the training modules from the GS1 Canada Learning Zone.
Upcoming Webinars: Want more information, sign up for our upcoming webinar.
93% of online shoppers say visuals are the most influential factor affecting purchase decisions
Make sure you have the high-resolution, quality product images and accurate product information your trading partners and consumers demand.
GS1 Canada’s Content Capture services ensure you are providing trading partners with global standard images and the most accurate and reliable bilingual product data.
Whether promoting products through clear marketing and eCommerce images or helping retailers make the most of every available inch of shelf space, the right helps improve customer satisfaction, increase sales and prevent costly returns.
GS1 Canada’s Content Capture Services are a cost-effective and efficient way for data providers to supply professional, standardized product content to their trading partners for business processes such as:
Find out more about the benefits of GS1 Canada’s Content Capture Services.
Based on subscriber feedback, we are continually enhancing and improving our tools and services.
Here are the recent and upcoming enhancements: