NPC Supplier Eligibility

The National Product Catalogue (NPC) synchronises over 250,000 product records across New Zealand organisations. To begin using NPC with your trading partner, please check the below eligibility criteria first:
For Foodstuffs
  • You must be a Foodstuffs "Approved Supplier" to be eligible for ProductFlow and NPC. If Foodstuffs define you as a "Local Supplier" you're not eligible to use ProductFlow/NPC (defined as a supplier to <5 FS stores, aggregate sales of <$50k).
  • You must already be set up on the Foodstuffs Exchange
  • All products supplied to Foodstuffs are eligible to be loaded including one-off products, fresh and seasonal lines.
For Woolworths NZ
Woolworths has additional requirements for onboarding eligibility via the NPC....

Ineligible for onboarding

  • Supplier who supply random weight products (by KG)
  • Supplier who prefers to be invoiced by KG (and not EA)
  • Pay-By-Scan/Consignment Vendors
  • Any vendor that supplies products in the Fruit/Vege Range (including all packaged goods e.g. Crushed Garlic in a jar)
  • Non-trade vendor for Super Value Fresh Choice (vendor number starts with 987 and never ends in 001)
    • Set up a trade vendor account with Woolworths first 
  • International Vendors (who supply stock from overseas)

For suppliers who are new to Woolworths NZ

  • Products are not normally created once they receive their vendor number, so a minimum wait period of 6months before attempting to onboard with GS1 is recommended.

Woolworths NZ and Woolworths AU cannot be setup on the same catalogue. You will need two separate NPC catalogues for each retailer.

The GS1 Implementation lead will check with Woolworths NZ to confirm eligibility before proceeding with onboarding


For Healthcare or Hardware retailers:
Please give us a call 0800 10 23 56

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