GS1 works with the following organisations:
Association of Retail Technology Standards (ARTS)
ARTS incorporates GS1 keys into their standards where appropriate as a result of close cooperation between ARTS and GS1. ARTS focuses on Application to Application (A2A) and B2C (in store and Website software interoperability.) while GS1 focuses primarily on B2B standards. GS1 US is a member of ARTS.
- Web site: www.nrf-arts.org
The Consumer Goods Forum (TCGF)
The Consumer Goods Forum is an independent global parity-based Consumer Goods network. It brings together the CEOs and senior management of around 650 retailers, manufacturers, service providers and other stakeholders across 70 countries.
The Forum provides a unique global platform for thought leadership, knowledge exchange and networking between retailers, manufacturers and their partners on collaborative, non-competitive issues. Its strength lies in the privileged access it offers to the key players in the sector as well as in the development and implementation of best practices along the value chain.
It has a mandate from its members to develop common positions on key strategic and practical issues affecting the consumer goods business and to focus on non-competitive collaborative process improvement.
With its headquarters in Paris and its regional offices in Washington, D.C., Singapore, Tokyo and Shanghai, The Consumer Goods Forum serves its members throughout the world.
- Web site: www.theconsumergoodsforum.com
Food Marketing Institute (FMI)
Food Marketing Institute (FMI) conducts programs in research, education, industry relations and public affairs on behalf of its 1,500 member companies - food retailers and wholesalers - in the United States and around the world. FMI's U.S. members operate approximately 26,000 retail food stores with a combined annual sales volume of $340 billion - three-quarters of all retail food store sales in the United States. FMI's retail membership is composed of large multi-store chains, regional firms and independent supermarkets. Its international membership includes 200 companies from 50 countries.
GS1 US partnered with FMI to recently launch the FMI Product Recall Portal powered by the GS1 US Collaboration Zone. It’s an easy-to-use online tool that facilitates and standardizes industry product recall notifications between trading partners. link to website: https://www.srmregistration.org/
The tool’s features include:
- user authentication
- standardized form and process for communicating recalls
- online web access from anywhere, anytime
- ability to embed product images and product information to easily identify recalled products
- database of retail, wholesale, and distributor company coordinators who can receive product recall notifications
- Web site: www.fmi.org
Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA)
The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) represents the world’s leading branded food, beverage and consumer products companies. Since 1908, GMA has been an advocate for its members on public policy issues and has championed initiatives to increase industry wide productivity and growth. GMA member companies employ more than 2.5 million workers in all 50 states and account for more than $680 billion in sales. The association is led by a board of member company chief executives.
- Web site: www.gmaonline.org
National Retail Foundation (NRF)
The National Retail Federation is the world's largest retail trade association, with membership that comprises all retail formats and channels of distribution including department, specialty, discount, catalog, Internet, independent stores, chain restaurants, drug stores and grocery stores as well as the industry's key trading partners of retail goods and services.
- Web site: www.nrf.com
Produce Marketing Association (PMA)
The Produce Marketing Association is the leading global trade association serving the entire produce and floral supply chains by enhancing the marketing of produce, floral, and related products and services worldwide. PMA members are buyers and sellers from every segment of the produce and floral supply chain.
In addition to advocating for the industry in Washington, PMA is the industry source for late-breaking news, information on industry trends, consumer and industry research, education and networking opportunities, and industry standards and technologies.
- Web site: www.pma.com
The NFC Forum
The NFC Forum was launched as a non-profit industry association in 2004 by leading mobile communications, semiconductor, and consumer electronics companies. The Forum’s mission is to advance the use of Near Field Communication technology by developing specifications, ensuring interoperability among devices and services, and educating the market about NFC technology. The Forum’s 160+ global member companies currently are developing specifications for a modular NFC device architecture, and protocols for interoperable data exchange and device-independent service delivery, device discovery, and device capability.
The NFC Forum’s Sponsor members, which hold seats on the Board of Directors, include leading players in key industries around the world. The Sponsor members are: Barclaycard, Broadcom Corporation, INSIDE Secure, Intel, MasterCard Worldwide, NEC, Nokia, NTT DOCOMO, Inc., NXP Semiconductors, Renesas Electronics Corporation, Samsung, Sony Corporation, STMicroelectronics, and Visa Inc.
- Web site: www.nfc-forum.org