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
  • Rider University
  • Sustainability Consortium 
  • Temple University
  • The Axia Institute - Michigan State University 
  • University of Memphis
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison


  • American Apparel & Footwear Association
  • American Trucking Associations
  • Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America
  • International Safe Transit Association
  • National Retail Federation (NRF)
  • Object Management Group
  • Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA)
  • RVCF
  • Sustain Your Style e.V.  

Trading Partners

  • A&H Sportswear Co., Inc.
  • Alliance Hangers (Far East) Limited
  • Byer California
  • Caleres
  • Capco Wai Shing LLC
  • Carhartt, Inc
  • Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc.
  • Dillard's, Inc.
  • DIY Hangers
  • E-Long Asia Limited
  • Evergreen Plastic Bags Trading Limited
  • Global Brands Group
  • GOH International H.K. Ltd.
  • H.H. Brown Shoe Company, Inc.
  • Hanesbrands Inc
  • Hangers Plus
  • Hudson's Bay Co.
  • Ideavillage Products Corp
  • Jockey International, Inc.
  • Kohl's Department Stores
  • LF USA, Inc.
  • Macy's, Inc.
  • Mainetti
  • Mystic Inc. / LF Outerwear, LLC. (Herman Kay)
  • Neiman Marcus Group
  • Nike, Inc.
  • 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 Bon-Ton Stores, 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
  • Wai Yip Plastic Mfy
  • Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Solution Providers

  • American Label Technologies
  • Avery Dennison Corporation
  • Checkpoint Systems, Inc.
  • Impinj, Inc.
  • InterTrade Systems Inc
  • Inttra, Inc.
  • JDA Software Group, Inc
  • Mojix Inc
  • MSM Solutions (aka Mid-South Marking Systems)
  • Nexgen Packaging LLC
  • OpenText
  • Persequor ApS
  • R-Pac International Corp.
  • Sensormatic Electronics LLC
  • Shanghai Boing Information Technology Co. Ltd
  • SML Group Ltd.
  • SPS Commerce
  • Syndigo

Standards Organizations

  • GS1®
  • GS1 Australia
  • 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.