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GS1 Egypt helps consumer packaged goods companies and grocery retailers to enhance product traceability and safety, share accurate product information along the supply chain, and improve product recalls. Consumer packaged goods (CPG) organizations were the first to use the GS1 barcode from GS1 more than 40 years ago. Today, approximately 5 billion daily scans of GS1 barcodes in supermarkets, convenience stores, and other retail settings bring traceability, efficiency, visibility, and security to supply chains around the world. Ever since the bar code on a pack of Wrigley's chewing gum was scanned at a supermarket in Ohio in 1974, GS1® contributed to the efficiency of the retail supply chain and growth of the retail industry. GS1 brings together all stakeholders in the retail supply chain. These stakeholders - who may in fact have conflicting business interests - work together under our leadership to agree upon standards that ensure a more efficient, safe and sustainable retail supply chain.

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