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GS1 honors Macy's, other retailers for innovation


GS1 US has recognized three companies with GS1 US Apparel and General Merchandise Retail Industry Achievement Awards.

The awards, which honor organizations that have implemented GS1 standards to deliver outstanding achievements in innovating the retail supply chain, were presented to the following winning companies in three categories:

• GS1 US Retailer Excellence Award: Macy’s Inc.

• GS1 US Supplier Excellence Award: PVH Corp.

• GS1 US Solution Provider Excellence Award: OpenText|GXS

Peter Longo, president, logistics and operations at Macy’s Inc., received the industry-nominated Roger Milliken Career Achievement Award. Longo has played an integral role in Macy's adoption of GS1 Standards and guidelines for Universal Product Code (U.P.C.), electronic data interchange (EDI) and floor-ready initiatives. He has also helped the retail industry adopt Electronic Product Code (EPC)-enabled Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) at the item-level in order to deliver on omnichannel strategies and goals.

Longo is a member of the GS1 US Board of Governors and GS1 US Apparel and General Merchandise Initiative Executive Leadership Committee.

All awards are supported by the GS1 US Apparel and General Merchandise Initiative, which serves to provide the education, training, tools, and community support that apparel and general merchandise retailers and brands need to implement GS1 standards.

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