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Sustainable Brands Corporate Members Recognized with GS1 US Excellence Awards

GS1 US® has recognized six companies with GS1 US Excellence Awards for their achievements in implementing GS1 Standards to transform business processes and drive innovation during a ceremony at the GS1 Connect® conference on June 20, 2017 at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada. Coca-Cola, Target, and REI were among the honorees. The Roger Milliken Career Achievement Award was posthumously awarded to Ken Traub, a technology visionary who made significant contributions to the development of the world's most widely used supply chain standards.

GS1 US Excellence Awards

GS1 US Innovation Award: Coca-Cola North America and REI CO-OP

The Innovation Award honors companies for their transformative use of the GS1 System of Standards to bring about an enhanced experience for businesses and customers.

GS1 US Operational Excellence Award: Dot Foods and Target

The Operational Excellence Award recognizes companies who successfully applied GS1 Standards to improve business processes, operations, industry collaboration and/or the consumer experience.

GS1 US Small/Mid-Sized Business Excellence Award: Tegu and Upper Lakes Foods

The Small/Mid-Sized Business Excellence Award highlights GS1 Standards implementation stories from small and mid-sized companies, and how standards helped drive their businesses forward.

"These companies exemplify the innovation, efficiency and collaboration needed to thrive in today's ultra-competitive business environment," said Bob Carpenter, president and CEO, GS1 US. "Their creative use of GS1 Standards to solve emerging challenges and bolster company goals are to be commended."

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