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GS1 Germany finds first FMCG partner for Digital Link

GS1 Germany is testing the opportunities of its new 2D code Digital Link together with start-up Jake's Beverages. The QR code printed on the packaging offers consumers access to product information and transparency for participants in the supply chain.

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Combating retail food waste with system

Every year, almost 500,000 tonnes of food waste are caused in the retail sector in Germany alone, according to the UN Food Waste Index Report from last year. This is not only bad for the industry's image – the commercial damage caused by food being written off without sale is also immense. The problem has been recognised in retail companies,…

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Rewe enables more transparency with F-Trace

As part of a pilot project, Rewe Group in Germany offers shoppers extended information on origin and production stages for selected products of its Rewe Bio private label range. The company is using the F-Trace platform from GS1 Germany for this purpose.

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Werner & Mertz optimises product content with Bayard Consulting Group

Werner & Mertz has chosen Bayard Consulting Group's SyncManager platform to capture and provide its product content. The GDSN data pool of Bayard Consulting Group replaces the Atrify data pool at the manufacturer of brands such as Frosch, emsal and Green Care Professional.

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Kraft Heinz optimises sales force with Trax

The branded goods manufacturers Kraft Heinz and Hengstenberg, which in Germany merged their sales forces at the beginning of the year, are making their work more efficient with Trax. The cloud-based solution analyses shelf photos and rapidly provides a dashboard that visualises the optimisation potential in a sales location.

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Migros Online smoothes staff deployment with Relex

Together with Relex, Migros Online has intelligently decoupled the delivery of its distribution centres from customer orders in terms of time and product range in order to smooth out peaks in staff deployment. This was reported by the partners this week at the German-language ECR conference.

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Retailers want to offer digital receipts to all customers

Since January 2020, retailers and restaurants in Germany have been legally obliged to issue receipts, a major annoyance for the industry. Digital receipts are a way to avoid the additional burden on the environment.

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Salsify acquires Alkemics

US-based product master data platform Salsify is taking over its French competitor Alkemics. The companies did not comment on the terms of the takeover. Both offer cloud-based platforms for collaboration between retailers and their suppliers and are each registered as data pools of the Global Data Synchronisation Network (GDSN).

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Amecke switches to b‑synced

The market for product master data synchronisation in Germany is increasingly in motion. The consultants were able to win over the Product Head from the market leader: Rainer Pietschmann was responsible for product strategy and development for 11 years at Atrify and its predecessors. Now he is part of the management team at Bayard Consulting Group. Amecke is one of…

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GS1 industry box gets a second chance

At last the most important manufacturers of drugstore goods seem to have reached an agreement with Edeka, dm, Rossmann and Müller at GS1 Germany on an industry-wide reusable transport container for drugstore goods. The plastics processor Georg Utz and the pool operator IPP have been commissioned to initially circulate 100,000 standardised reusable boxes from spring 2021.

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