Kroger utilizes WERCSmart by Underwriters Laboratory (UL) to help manage regulatory compliance requirements. Our suppliers must carefully read Kroger’s WERCs Supplier letter and register affected products at https://www.ulwercsmart.com.
To avoid an item setup delay, we recommend registering the item with WERCS prior to setting it up with Kroger. Items that require a WERCS assessment will not complete item setup until the WERCS assessment is completed.
This requirement includes existing products previously sold to Kroger as well as new products. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Classes of products requiring registration in WERCS include the following. This list is not exhaustive; contact email@example.com if you are unsure whether your product should be registered.
||Item contains compressed gas or propellant
|Battery or Battery-Containing
||Item is a battery, contains a battery, or has a battery packed with it
||Item has a cord, a circuit board, or contains lights
|Flammable or combustible
||As defined by OSHA, DOT, or NFPA
||Contains or is a light bulb (except incandescent)
|Non Food Chemical-containing
||e.g., detergents, soaps, cleaners, garden chemicals, air fresheners, candles, etc. –Item can be liquid, powder, gel, or paste
|OTC Pharmaceutical or Nutritional Supplement
||e.g., vitamins and supplements, energy/nutrition bars, meal replacements, wipes, medicated patches, contraceptive foam, nicotine-containing products. Anything with a Drug Facts or Supplement Facts label.
|Personal Care Product
||e.g., cosmetics, hair care, bath, oral hygiene, foot care, sun care, etc.