Romano's Foods Ltd./Maxwells Pastry Ltd. is a pizza
manufacturing company that supplies all the major supermarkets in
the North and South Island. In March 2009, we started the process
of becoming a GS1net Live Ready and achieved the GS1net Live status
in August 2009.
Becoming GS1net compliant was a comprehensive process. It was
technical to start with. Constant communication and feedback was
the key to achieving this. There was a lot of exchanging of product
data/information as part of the validation process. This is to
ensure that the catalogue is maintained and managed with the
publication of accurate product data.
I have been dealing with the FSSI team to complete and implement
GS1net Live status with Foodstuffs South Island. Their
professionalism and knowledge in GS1net standards and solutions was
very helpful. They were generous in giving out information and
assistance that ensured we have completed and met Foodstuffs
The assistance that we have received from the GS1 New Zealand
Support team to ensure that we are compliant with the GS1net global
standards and Foodstuffs specifications were outstanding too.
Our efforts of becoming GS1net Live were rewarded by having a
master data file with all of our products information and
specification - these are now easily retrievable and readily
available. Product information sharing between Foodstuffs South
Island and our knowledge on their standards for the identification
of goods has definitely improved.
Because of the experience we had with Foodstuffs South Island,
going through the same process with Foodstuffs Wellington was a
smooth one and I am confident that the same will be true when we do
it with Foodstuffs Auckland.