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.


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

Non Food

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


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, whether it is transport through air, over water, multimodal or even paperless transport.

Technical Industries

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


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


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

Internal Activities

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