Sectors & Industries

The GS1 system is used in more than 20 industries, from fresh foods and foodservice to apparel, DIY etc. from transport and logistics to specific segments such as health, defense or aerospace.

In GS1 in Europe, we are dedicated to supporting the use of GS1 standards in these sectors and work with both the users and GS1 Member Organisations to produce common recommendations for the whole European region.


Food, as part of Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) is one of the main sectors for GS1 in Europe and its Member Organisations. It ranges from fresh till processed foods and the from brand owners and manufacturers till retail.

Non Food

The non-food sector is defined as general merchandise, apparel/fashion, and DIY, Garden & Pet sectors. All fast-moving consumer products are not eatable.


Agriculture is one of the oldest and most relevant sectors in Europe providing food for the population. The sector plays a significant role in export and import as well providing livelihood from family farms to big farming companies throughout Europe.


As a patient you are entitled to the best care. The use of our standards in healthcare increases patient safety, drives supply chain efficiencies and improves the traceability of medicines.

Transport & Logistics

GS1 standards are used throughout the supply chain. From transport through air, over water, multimodal transport or even paperless transport.

Technical Industries

For GS1 technical industries are comprised of mainly the construction sector and rail. Some Member Organisations are also active on defense.


In collaboration with central banks GS1 in Europe supports the financial industry.


Marketplaces and digital ecommerce have disrupted the traditional retail landscape. But also here, GS1 standards are the key to success.

Internal Activities

GS1 in Europe is engaging in internal project and activities also to support MOs. This section is only available for GS1 employees that are logged in.