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  • Govt unveils smart Consumer mobile app The government launched a host of online initiatives including a mobile App ‘Smart Consumer’ and an ‘Online Consumer Mediation Centre (OCMC)’ to provide speedy redressal of consumer grievances. Indian Express report Business Standard report 24 December 2016
  • Empowering consumers to make better choices and revolutionising product data exchange in the retail sector GS1 India announces the launch of its new DataKart service, a repository of retailed products sold through retail stores and through online shopping portals. PTI report 26 Nov 2016
  • Big Benefits, Small Codes The use of GS1 standards help dairy companies grow their business. Read more 26 Nov 2016
  • Reliance Retail, Walmart among key retailers all set to revolutionise product data exchange between brand owners Major retailers such as Reliance Retail, Big Bazaar, Walmart India, HyperCity Retail, BigBasket, P&G, Nestle, HUL, Mondelez, ITC, MTR Foods, Colgate, J&J, Marico, Kraft Heinz, Reckitt Benckiser, and others shared their expectations from DataKart. Read more 24 Nov 2016
  • Alibaba to use GS1 barcodes to aid buyers, clamp down on fake products China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba signed a strategic agreement with GS1 China during the GIEC 2016 International IT Business Forum in Beijing. Read news 23 Aug 2016
  • Google shopping’s new GTIN requirements With Google Shopping, finding the right customers starts with creating a good product data feed: the better your feed, the more easily we can connect you with online shoppers. Read news 9 Sep 2016
  • Five reasons why GTIN should be your new favourite Google Shopping acronym If you sell a product that has a Global Trade Item Number (GTIN), you need to include that in your feed by May 16, 2016, or else those items will be disapproved. Read news 25 Apr 2016
  • GS1 FASTag allow non-stop movement of vehicles at 275 toll plazas You will be able to zip through toll plazas across the country from Monday as NHAI is making cashless payment mechanism (FASTag) operational at 275 toll plazas Economic Times report 20 April 2016
  • GS1 standards-based smart tags to track freight containers Government to track the movement of freight containers through a smart chip to speed up cargo movement and decongest ports. Read Times of India report 17 Apr 2016
  • Consumer Protection Bill 2015 seeks to mandate the use of GTINs The consumer protection bill has provision for "mandatory use of unique and universal goods identifiers (GTINs) to prevent unfair trade practices and protect consumer interests." Times of India report The Economic Times report 23 Mar 2016
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