Food for Thought Newsletter Archives

Food for Thought is a quarterly newsletter that brings you the latest insights, news and trends impacting the Grocery and Foodservice sectors and your business.


Febraury 2021
Highlights: Welcome Restaurants Canada’s Todd Barclay to GS1 Canada’s foodservice board; Quebec government launches shop local strategy; regulatory amendments to food labelling underway – transition period ends December 2021; check out GS1's trend research 2020-2021 report; and learn more about the updates on Canada’s foodservice industry.

December 2020
Highlights: Watch the video about how GS1 Canada supports foodservice as it goes through a transformation; Check out what's on the horizon for retail eCommerce; Learn more how great planograms drive sales; Check GS1 Canada's Product Certification – Nutritional Content; Watch our animated video to see how the complex process of a recall can be made simpler with ECCnet Recall;, and read the GS1 Global 2019-2020 Annual Report.

October 2020 - Small Business Edition
Highlights: Check out our special Small Business Edition! Learn about how to grow your business with GS1 Canada’s small business bundles; meet the small business owner Jenny from Jenny's Jams and see how GS1 Canada help her to get her product on shelf; watch our presentation on the topic of Navigating the Foodservice Landscape at SIAL 2020 virtual event; and get the latest report and resources for your small businesses.

September 2020
Highlights: Learn about the continuing strong online shopping trend; Check how GS1 Canada's Product Certification – Nutritional Content can help meet the growing demand of consumers for transparency; listen to Sanjay Sarma, VP for Open Learning, MIT talking about how GS1 Global Standards help businesses adapt to the new world; and learn how to calculate the number of GTINs and barcodes you need for your products.

July 2020
Highlights: Product recalls Made Better with Improved ECCnet Recall Solution; Creating Effective Planograms Just Got Easier; GS1 Helping Industry Accelerate Digital Transformation; Meet Tendai Chakabuda, our Fast Track Rookie Winner of 2019; Learn more about the Changing Consumers Shopping Behaviours.

May 2020
Highlights: Get ready for business by certifying your products, learn how Product Certification tool can help your business; explore the GS1 traceability case study library; read the Canadian Survey on Business Conditions; and meet Maryam Nassiri, GS1 Canada Golden Gong winner for 2020.

April 2020
Highlights: GS1 Canada's response to COVID-19; GS1 Canada wins Global Power of GS1 Award, Global food and drink trends 2030.

January 2020
Highlights: Looking back on 2019; Behind the scenes of our Content Capture services; The Certified Plant Based Program is now available in Canada!

December 2019
Highlights: Going Beyond the Label with Enhanced Nutritional Information, GS1 Discovery App and New Data Recipients at GS1 Canada.

November 2019
Highlights: GS1 Canada’s Feature in Grocery Business Magazine, Connect the Dots with GS1 Standards and the 2019 Canadian Holiday Outlook.

September 2019
Highlights: The new Product Certification tool has arrived; welcome GS1 Cameroon and GS1 Myanmar to the GS1 global organization; how do Canadian parents prepare children’s lunch boxes.

June 2019
Highlights: Have a look at the two key speeches at SIAL 2019 hosted by GS1 Canada, discussing timely industry topics – how to do business with Canadian trading partners and the evolution of nutritional labels; learn more about 2019 Canada’s Food Guide.

March 2019
Highlights: Learn how to make the most of your GS1 Canada solutions, services and tools in our new Learning Zone; current optional attributes becoming mandatory in ECCnet Registry; check the new, streamlined online billing system through myGS1.

December 2018
Highlights: Access more GS1 Canada tools with one login, new Bulk Upload functionality, and GTIN Rules being updated.

October 2018
Highlights: How GS1 standards support cannabis traceability, Health Canada is requesting access to your product information, GTIN Reuse Rules Are Changing on January 1.

August 2018
Highlights: New GTIN Allocation Assistant tool, watch the evolution of TrueSource™ Dashboard, GS1 Canada’s Content Capture Services and the importance of standardized professional images and data.

May 2018
Highlights: GS1 Canada at SIAL Canada 2018, learn how to launch your business and operate more efficiently with help from GS1 Canada’s Supplier Excellence Checklist, Content Capture Service Request learning resources.