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1WorldSync bestowed Power of 1 Awards to Wrigley, Mars, Gardena Deutschland GmbH, GS1 Belgium & Luxembourg

Power of 1 Award honors companies with outstanding initatives that drive synchronization of trusted product information worldwide

(PresseBox) (Cologne, ) 1WorldSync, the industry leader in global product data management and data pool solutions, bestowed the "1WorldSync Power of 1Awards" on its Annual User Congress that took place from September 23 to 24 in Cologne.

Jan Somers, CEO of GS1 Belgium & Luxembourg received the "Compass Award" for his initiative on establishing a new, integrated processes in coupon data management. GS1 Belgium & Luxembourg's trading community will use an integrated solution, the GS1 Belgilux Coupon Data Pool, powered by 1WorldSync, which seamlessly combines the benefits of product data management via the GS1 Global Data Sync Network (GDSN) with those of a standards based coupon data management solution.

"The team at GS1 Belgilux and myself are very happy and proud with this 1WorldSync compass award, given to a GS1 organisation that with a compass finds ways to innovate in the market, ensure trusted and smart coupon data and make processes more efficient and less costly."

Mars and Wrigley got the award in the category "Innovation" as they did the fastest migration of data: After Mars took over Wrigley more than 1500 product items have been moved to the Mars data pool - in only 20 days. Gardena Deutschland GmbH received the award for "GDSN adoption". The company subscribed to the 1WorldSync data pool only this year and already now synchronizes its whole product portfolio with big retailers industry wide - with plans for an international rollout.

Nihat Arkan, CEO of 1WorldSync thanked all participating award-winners: "The trust that our customers placed in our products and services globally makes us proud - and so do their successes. It is also proven that companies who shares product data information with their trading partners and with consumers by leveraging our infrastructure and services drive business and convenience for everyone."

The 1WorldSync Annual User Congress took place in Cologne and brought together trading partners and industry experts from Europe, Asia and North America, among them Google, KPMG, AEON, Best Buy, Mars and REWE Group. 150 representatives from 78 companies out of 21 countries participated in the event and took benefit from various networking opportunities.

Please find presentations and photos of the congress here:

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With more than 15,000 customers across 54 countries, 1WorldSync is the industry leader in global product data management and data pool solutions certified for the GS1 Global Data Standardization Network(TM) (GDSN®). 1WorldSync solutions and services allow companies to share trusted product information with one another and with consumers, driving business and convenience for everyone, all around the world. 1WorldSync is a joint venture of GS1 Germany and GS1 US, which are member organizations of GS1, the organization that develops global standards for identifying, capturing and sharing product information. For more information, visit