- GS1 50 Years
50 years ago, the GS1 barcode was created to transform shopping in supermarkets and empower more reliable and resilient supply chains
Industry leaders came together to transform the way we shop and created the barcode. From that point forward, a simple scan at checkout connected a physical product to its digital identity—and information that could be shared in stores and throughout the supply chain. Since then, GS1 standards have powered more reliable and transparent supply chains across industries.
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