GS1 US Apparel and General Merchandise Initiative Members

Help shape the future of the retail industry and its value chain. Get involved in the GS1 US Apparel and General Merchandise Initiative

The GS1 US Apparel and General Merchandise Initiative represents a broad cross-section of industry trading partners. Today industry-leading retailers, marketplaces, brand owners, manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, solution providers and academic institutions are participating members in initiative activities, focused on improving inventory accuracy, exchanging standardized product data, and achieving traceability with GS1 Standards.

Academic Institutions

  • Arizona State University
  • Auburn University
  • Auto-ID Labs, MIT
  • Fashion Makes Change
  • Humber College
  • Kennesaw State University
  • Rider University
  • Sustainability Consortium 
  • Temple University
  • The Axia Institute - Michigan State University 
  • University of Memphis
  • University of Southern Indiana
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Wright State University


  • AIM INC.
  • American Apparel & Footwear Association
  • American Trucking Associations
  • International Safe Transit Association
  • National Retail Federation (NRF)
  • Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA)
  • RVCF

Trading Partners

  • A&H Sportswear Co., Inc.
  • Byer California
  • Caleres
  • Capco Wai Shing LLC
  • Carhartt, Inc
  • Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc.
  • Dillard's, Inc.
  • GOH International H.K. Ltd.
  • H.H. Brown Shoe Company, Inc.
  • Hanesbrands Inc
  • Ideavillage Products Corp
  • Jockey International, Inc.
  • Kohl's Department Stores
  • Macy's, Inc.
  • Mainetti
  • Mystic Inc. / LF Outerwear, LLC. (Herman Kay)
  • Neiman Marcus Group
  • Nordstrom, Inc.
  • Perry Ellis International, Inc.
  • Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation
  • PVH Corp.
  • R.G. Barry Corporation
  • Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI)
  • Remac Inc.
  • Sourcing Solutions International LTD
  • Target Corporation
  • Terpac Plastics International Inc.
  • The Jones Group Inc. (Nine West Holdings)
  • The William Carter Company
  • Tory Burch LLC
  • Under Armour, Inc.
  • Uniplast Industries, Inc.
  • Vera Bradley Designs, Inc.
  • VF Corporation
  • Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Solution Providers

  • 1WorldSync
  • Avery Dennison Corporation
  • Checkpoint Systems, Inc.
  • Impinj, Inc.
  • JDA Software Group, Inc
  • Mojix Inc
  • MSM Solutions (aka Mid-South Marking Systems)
  • Nexgen Packaging LLC
  • OpenText
  • Persequor ApS
  • Shanghai Boing Information Technology Co. Ltd
  • SML Group Ltd.
  • SPS Commerce
  • Syndigo

Standards Organizations

  • GS1®
  • GS1 Australia
  • GS1 Brasil
  • GS1 Canada

Government Agencies

  • Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES)

Become part of our targeted workgroups. Whatever your focus or expertise, you can get involved, foster collaboration, and make a difference.