THE KROGER CO.
|THE KROGER CO. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20130256252||CONTAINER POSITIONING APPARATUS - An apparatus for positioning containers on a support surface of a support, the apparatus including an engagement portion constructed and arranged to attach the apparatus to the support and a first portion extending from the engagement portion. The first portion is constructed and arranged to rest on the support surface and enable sliding movement of a container thereon. The container also includes a second portion constructed and arranged to rest on the support surface and enable sliding movement of the container thereon. A stop portion is provided between the first portion and the second portion. The stop portion is constructed and arranged to position the container at a predetermined position on the support surface.||10-03-2013|
|20100109839||System and Method of Using Rewritable Paper for Displaying Product Information on Product Displays - The invention provides systems, methods, and computer program products for the display of product information in or about a store. In particular, systems and methods are provided that use information from an in-store communication network to display product information on a rewritable paper at designated points within or about a store including product displays. A system and method for communicating through the in-store communication network printing and erasing instructions from a system controller to a printer located on a product display for printing and erasing the product information on the rewritable paper positioned about a display surface of the product display.||05-06-2010|
|20090313089||System of Acquiring Shopper Insights and Influencing Shopper Purchase Decisions - Systems herein relate to acquiring shopper insights from home product use and influencing shoppers to make additional future purchases of products. Further, the invention relates to electronically communicating with the shopper at the second moment of truth to provide the shopper with one or more influential messages including, but not limited to product information, e-coupons, discounts, surveys, ingredients, ingredient suggestions, recipe suggestions, entertaining, consumer reports, shopping list suggestions, wish list suggestions, and inventory list suggestions.||12-17-2009|
|20090265210||Systems for Store Associate Management in a Store - Described herein is a system for managing at least one store associate in the operation of a store through wireless electronic communication through a communication network between a manager and at least one store associate. The manager uses a manager's communication device and the at least one store associate uses an associate's communication device to communicate through the communication network. The store associate is provided a list of orders to perform and the manager receives data on the manager's communication device pertaining to the performance of the list of orders created on the associate's communication device, wherein the manager uses said data to evaluate the job performance of the at least one store associate.||10-22-2009|
|20090240571||SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF ACQUIRING ACTUAL REAL-TIME SHOPPER BEHAVIOR DATA DURING A SHOPPER'S PRODUCT SELECTION - The invention provides systems of acquiring actual real-time shopper behavior data during product selection by a shopper in a store. More specifically, disclosed herein are systems of using a communications network, a First Moment of Truth device and a data collections device to track actual real-time shopper behavior data relating to the presumed locations of shoppers in a store, the time spent and location of time spent by a shopper while considering a product for selection and products chosen for purchase.||09-24-2009|
|20090090583||MULTI-ITEM SCANNING SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF ITEMS FOR PURCHASE IN A RETAIL ENVIRONMENT - A system and method for scanning items for purchase in a retail environment is provided that has the ability to scan multiple items within its scan field of view simultaneously or nearly simultaneously in a multi-scanning type of configuration. In addition to the simultaneous scanning, the identity of each scanned item is discovered and then added to a running tally of items to be later purchased in a point of sale terminal.||04-09-2009|
|20090089132||Computer-Assisted Contract Management System for An Enterprise - A computer-assisted management method for an enterprise including multiple work locations is provided. The method includes creating electronic contracts by associating work rules within the electronic contracts, the work rules governing an employer-employee relationship. The electronic contracts including the work rules are stored in a contract database. The electronic contracts stored in the contract database are provided to one or more system. The employer-employee relationship is managed using the electronic contracts including the work rules.||04-02-2009|
|20090018927||SYSTEM FOR SHOPPING IN A STORE - A system for shopping in a store is provided that includes a multi-network for communications in a store, a shopping cart that weighs items placed therein and then transmits that weight information through the multi-network, and a wireless end device that may be handheld and/or releasably attached to the shopping cart whereby a shopper uses the wireless end device to send and receive information to the store though the multi-network.||01-15-2009|
Patent applications by THE KROGER CO.