GS1 US Retail Grocery Initiative Workgroups

  • Get involved to foster broad collaboration and help shape the future of the retail grocery industry

    GS1 US Retail Grocery Initiative members provide technical and functional expertise to address key industry opportunities through the adoption and use of GS1 Standards. The Initiative’s workgroups bring targeted teams together to develop a variety of implementation tools, educational materials, and industry recommendations in support of the Initiative.

    By participating, you can take an active role in driving positive change and innovation in your industry.

    Choose what topic areas are of particular interest and importance to your organization:

    • Product information and images
    • Supply chain visibility
    • Operational efficiencies
    • Data quality

    All members of the initiative are encouraged to participate in our workgroups and may join at any time. Our current workgroups include:

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    GS1 US Retail Grocery Initiative On-Demand Webinar

    Learn more about the Initiative and how member companies are driving improvements from inventory management to product traceability and beyond.

Why join our targeted workgroups?

Joining a workgroup allows you can get involved, foster broad collaboration, and make a difference—no matter your focus or expertise. As a participant, help identify challenges, explore solutions, and create adoption plans for:

The Joint Product Information, Images, and Governance Workgroup provides guidance as to how product data and images for items sold in retail grocery and foodservice can be best used and shared between trading partners and transmitted through the Global Data Synchronization Network™ (GDSN®).

Develops and deploys industry-specific guidance and best practices for managing supply chain visibility and the key business processes—including inventory management, on-shelf availability, and recall readiness—that require enhanced transparency.

Industry leaders, along with GS1 US, are coming together to determine how to leverage your existing investment in GS1 Standards to meet the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) 204 requirements.

Examines the linkages between GS1 Standards and supply chain success so that investments in unique identification and quality data can help companies work toward full visibility and transparency.

To learn more about the connected consumer, traceability or operational efficiencies, attend our next live webinars.

To participate in any of these Workgroups, you will need to join the Initiative. To begin the process, please complete the application below. If your company is already a member of the GS1 US Retail Grocery Initiative, please contact us at and we would be happy to help you get started.