1WorldSync and Gladson Team to Help Brand Owners Deliver Trusted Product Content to Consumers

Relationship addresses consumer need for more accurate, detailed product information online and on smartphones

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. & LISLE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- 1WorldSync, the industry leader in global product data management and data pool solutions, and Gladson, the leader in creating e-content and syndicated product databases for the CPG industry, today announced they have entered into a relationship that will make it quick and easy for brand owners to deliver Gladson’s high-quality e-content to consumers via 1WorldSync’s Product Data Management Platform.

For over a decade, Gladson has been supporting leading websites and mobile apps with images and full label information - including nutritional information, ingredients and allergens - through a trusted database of consumer products from hundreds of manufacturers. The relationship between Gladson and 1WorldSync will leverage 1WorldSync’s Product Data Management Platform to increase the number of websites and mobile apps supported by Gladson e-content so consumers will be able to obtain the accurate and up-to-date product information they are seeking.

A recent Forrester study concluded that 44% of total retail sales will be impacted by the web in 2016. Thus, it is clear that consumers need a trusted source of product data to make their purchasing decisions. 1WorldSync and Gladson are working together to develop innovative solutions to ensure trusted product information is accessible by consumers through the Internet, smartphones and other delivery channels.

“1WorldSync is the industry leader in product data management solutions, and we are pleased to work with them to make comprehensive, high-quality product content accessible to consumers through the 1WorldSync network,” said Gladson President and CEO Sue Sentell. “We currently provide product images and e-content to hundreds of consumer websites and mobile app developers. Working with 1WorldSync will help our brand-owner clients rapidly expand their reach.”

“We are excited to work with Gladson because of the breadth, depth and accuracy of its database and its 30 years of industry leadership in providing trusted information,” said Timothy Fives, 1WorldSync director of product strategy and partnerships. “Consumers expect online product information to be accurate and up-to-date, and this relationship ensures that we meet that expectation.”

Gladson and 1WorldSync will be addressing the details and benefits of this agreement in a joint presentation at the LEAD Marketing Conference, which will be held in Rosemont, IL, Oct. 1-3, 2012.

About Gladson

Gladson, headquartered in Lisle, Illinois, provides product information and related services to consumer packaged goods manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers and brokers. The company builds databases of product information and package images for a wide range of uses, including shelf space management, category management, logistics, advertising, research and e-commerce applications such as online shopping and nutrition programs for consumers. Gladson also provides data analysis, consulting and in-store merchandising solutions that support efficient planogram implementation and increased product sales. Gladson is a GS1 US Accredited Provider for Package Measurement Services. For more information, visit www.gladson.com and http://twitter.com/gladsontweets.

About 1WorldSync

With more than 15,000 customers across 40 countries, 1WorldSync is the industry leader in global product data management and data pool solutions certified for the GS1 Global Data Standardization Network™ (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 www.1worldsync.com.

Note: Source for Forrester reference, “Forrester Research Web-Influenced Retail Sales Forecast, 2011 to 2016 (US)”

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Source: 1WorldSync and Gladson