About GS1 US
In 1974, a ten-pack of gum in an Ohio store became the first scanned and barcoded product. That moment launched a revolution in product identification to transform the way the world does business.
The organization that sparked this transformation we know today as GS1.
GS1 US® is a not-for-profit information standards organization. GS1 US has 300,000-plus members, and GS1 Standards are the most widely-used supply chain standards in the world. Founded in 1973 and based in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, GS1 US administers the Universal Product Code (U.P.C.) barcode, as well as other information standards and data carriers.
GS1 US collaborates with business and industry to encourage the adoption and use of GS1 Standards-based solutions that can help improve business processes. The standards also help support many regulatory compliance requirements for a number of industries including healthcare and the food industry.
Through our industry initiatives program, GS1 US collaboratively works with industries and stakeholders to address challenges and meet goals through standards-based solutions.