By Chris Dawson July 30, 2020 - 11:01 am

Home & Garden businesses launch online during lockdown

More British SMEs than ever are trading online in the Home & Garden sector, according GS1 UK who report that since the start of the year, more than 1,000 companies in the Home & Garden space have signed up to become members of GS1 UK,

GS1 UK appoints Anne Godfrey as next CEO

GS1 UK have revealed that Anne Godfrey will join in August as its new CEO. Anne is currently the CEO of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH), a role she has held since January 2016. Prior to joining CIEH, Anne previously held senior positions at

Fake brands explode on Amazon all selling the same products

What do the brands 'tinkertonk', 'Yahead', 'PrimeMatik', 'HomeDesign', 'Blinky', 'Rottner', and 'Popamazing' have in common? They're all fake brands used for selling the same generic product on Amazon. Indeed, it's even more bizarre when you realise that half of them are different brands for the

Murray Lambell joins GS1 UK supervisory board

eBay’s Vice President of UK Trading Murray Lambell has joined the GS1 UK supervisory board. The appointment strengthens GS1 UK’s marketplace team, which builds a community for members selling via online platforms to connect with others and works with industry leaders such as eBay, Amazon

Online sales 19.1% of all retail in September 2019

The ONS have reported figures for the three months to September 2019 revealing moderate growth in the quantity bought, across online sales and in store combined, continuing at 0.6% when compared with the previous three months, with all sectors within non-food stores reporting declines except

Buying British sees SMEs flourish on marketplaces

SMEs are flourishing in the UK and Buying British brands is more popular than ever before in the international market, according to a study published by GS1 UK, the standards body that licenses barcodes in Britain. The not-for-profit organisation has seen a significant year-on-year rise

GTIN reuse banned from 2019

In the apparel and grocery sectors, reusing a GTIN has previously been allowed after 30 months and 48 months of initial issuance respectively. GS1 UK are banning GTIN reuse from 2019 with the standard officially changing on the 31st of December 2018, although the language

How to design a mobile ready hero image

Businesses spend a lot of time shooting product images for the Internet. Sadly, whilst many great product shots work well on a desktop, they're not quite as good when viewed on mobile devices. With significantly over half of all ecommerce sales taking place on a

GS1 productDNA adopted by Nestlé and Unilever and

Unilever and Nestlé have become the first suppliers to sign commercial contracts for using GS1's productDNA and are now actively using the service to help launch their new products with Tesco and Ocado who have already started implementing productDNA within their businesses. Both of these brands

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