Sectors and Industries


The food sector is composed of retailers, brands and manufacturers, from small local shops to very large international companies. Although it is a traditional sector, it is still very dynamic, with constantly changing demands from customers.

There are several sales channels, such as the physical “brick & mortar”, food services and online sales. GS1 in Europe supports both its Member Organisations and the industry through several projects and activities.

We focus on two dimensions: on the one hand, GS1 standards for identification and capture. On the other hand, data services, supporting the industry to access accurate and correct product information.


This is a GDSN working group of experts from European GS1 Member Organisations, focused on supporting harmonised implementation of GDSN in Europe.

EU 1169 and Food Labelling

The EU Regulation 1169/2011 on food labelling has had a huge impact on all parties involved in the food supply chain.

Fruit and Vegetables

The fruit and vegetables section is a global business with suppliers from all parts of the world. Within GS1 in Europe, we aim for the harmonised implementation of GS1 Standards.

Alcoholic Beverages

Along with European associations and industry, GS1 in Europe is working on a self-regulation scheme to provide nutrition and allergen information on the label.

Global Data Model

The GS1 GDM helps you leverage your product content for a seamless shopping experience across every channel. It’s already implemented in several sectors and European countries.

Related Publications

Excel-Table for GTIN Allocation, Version 2.0
Efficient order and delivery processes, flexibility and traceability: the demands of the fruits and vegetables business have constantly increased over the last years.
Guideline on GTIN Allocation Part 3 of the Integrated Guideline for F&V, Version 2.0
Supply Chain Management for Fresh Fruit and Vegetables
GS1 in Europe Alcoholic Beverages Data Model for the implementation guide