Grocery Conference Track

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The Grocery Track at GS1 Connect is designed by industry for industry to help companies address business process challenges leveraging GS1 Standards. From fresh foods to consumer packaged goods to grocery retail, industry stakeholders can learn from peers and standards experts how to benefit from the supply chain visibility GS1 Standards can help enable.


Business demands and resource constraints often drive the need to examine problems from fresh perspectives. When you address a supply chain or business process challenge in a new way leveraging GS1 Standards, you become an innovator. As you share your learnings with your peers and discuss the implementation implications with your trading partners, you bring collaboration into the process that is so critical to transforming entire industries. This is what GS1 Connect is all about. See what the Grocery Track has to offer in Austin in 2015.


  • Fix the Mess – Lessons from Misinterpretations of GTIN Allocation Rules
  • Transforming Business via GTIN Integration into Enterprise-wide Use
  • Direct Store Delivery Best Practices for Optimized Operations
  • What’s New with Retail Grocery?
  • GDSN Major Release Final Preparations for Grocery/Foodservice
  • So, You Think Your Data is Accurate; Now's the Time to Prove It
  • How Product Images Drive Efficiencies, and BTW Sell Product 
  • Managing the Collection of Extended Product Data

If your organization is also conducting business in the foodservice channel, see what sessions the Foodservice Track has to offer

cross-industry workshops

  • GS1 US GDSN Major Release Implementation Workshop (Sunday, May 31st, 12:30 PM – 6:00 PM CT OR Friday, June 5th, 7:30 AM – 1:00 PM CT) - will guide participants through the steps needed to prepare for the GDSN non-backward Major Release 3.1 scheduled to be rolled out in 2016. This hands-on workshop will focus on the detail of the data changes and how they are intended to operate.
  • The Integrated Business Planning Workshop (Monday, June 1st, 1:00 – 5:00 PM CT) - will cover the principles and processes of Sales and Operations Planning. Attendees will learn techniques and best practices on how to operationalize their company strategy, prioritize and align enterprise initiatives, approach external collaboration, and establish an effective performance measurement strategy. 

"how to do business with" sessions and Trading partner roundtables

Meet face-to-face with grocery trading partners to learn how to optimize your supply chain.

Trading Partner Roundtables: The Coca-Cola Company, Dot Foods, Dean Foods, Foodbuy/Compass Group North America, H-E-B, Kellogg Specialty Channels, Maines Paper & Food Service, Inc., McLane Company, PepsiCo, Inc., Sam's Club, SUPERVALU, Tyson Foods Inc., Wakefern Food Corp., Walmart, Wegmans Food Markets.
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How to Do Business With...Sessions: The Kroger Company, McLane Company, Target, Walgreens, Walmart/Sam's Club, Wakefern Food Corp., Wegmans Food Markets.  
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  • Join us for Collaboration Day
  • Meet GS1 experts and solution providers who understand your business challenges
  • Connect with industry partners, peers, solution providers, and standards experts to get started or improve your implementation efforts
  • Don't miss the “Grocery Meet and Greet” session


  • Tanya DeLisle-Rassel, Cabot Creamery Cooperative
  • Mikelea Kelley, Tanimura & Antle
  • Christine McMaster, Wakefern Food Corporation
  • Nadine Radomski, Dean Foods Company
  • Leslie Ward, Coca-Cola Company (The)
  • Greg Zwanziger, SUPERVALU

Check out the complete list of all GS1 Connect 2015 Community Advisory Board (CAB) Members


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