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Your Product Information

Our business cannot run without accurate product information.  To manage the information about the tens of thousands of products we buy and sell, we operate an integrated National Product Information Management (NatPIM) system. Within Foodstuffs we refer to information about products as Article Master Data.

The data we need supports our business processes, from order through to delivery and payment.  So, the master data we need relates not only to pricing and discounts, but also to units of measure for inners, cartons, layers and pallets. We also need information such as allergen statements, nutritional information and ingredients. The barcodes (GTINs) for the respective measures must be accurate at all levels of packaging, as this is how we identify the products in the supply chain.

All changes relating to the article must be submitted to Foodstuffs via one of two methods:

  • Data eXpress (DEX): this is an online system, housed on the Foodstuffs eXchange, allowing suppliers to submit product information via a web-based interface, with in-line validation to assist data accuracy.
  • GS1 National Product Catalogue (NPC) & GS1 ProductFlow: these systems are managed and supported by GS1 New Zealand, allowing suppliers to build a catalogue in the NPC as they introduce new products and update existing ones.  The physical product, including the barcode, is verified against the data entered. There is also an option to capture images at the same time.

Both systems perform certain levels of validation on the information entered by the suppliers, to ensure its accuracy and that it meets the standards defined by both the Foodstuffs companies and GS1.

You can find more information about our NatPIM system here: 

For more information or to sign up for ProductFlow, click here:



  Product Information Process (1422kb)

  Data eXpress Basics (559kb)

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