Thank you to everyone who attended the 1WorldSync Annual User Group and GS1 Connect 2014. The week was a great success!
This year we gathered in San Diego, California with over 260 1WorldSync community members from the CPG/General Merchandise, Foodservice, Hardlines and Healthcare industries for the 1WorldSync Annual User Group. This full day of community collaboration included Workgroup breakout sessions, customer presentations and panel discussions.
In just the past few years, the foodservice industry has experienced many acquisitions within industry leading companies and major drivers in the use of GDSN. To name a few, Gordon Food Service (GFS) has recently acquired Glazier Foods, one of the largest southern mid-west distributors just following an acquisition from last year; when GFS purchased Perkins, a large northeast distributor.
The trend continues the latest news in the foodservice industry with the current discussions around the merger of the largest foodservice distributor in the U.S., Sysco purchasing the second largest foodservice distributor, U.S. Foods. The Merger & Aquisition (M&A) activity in the foodservice industry creates challenges with the adoption of GDSN having industry leaders such as Glazier, who just in 2012, won the 1WorldSync PaceSetter award for GDSN adoption in the foodservice channel now acquired by GFS.
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