To Our Valued Suppliers:
At Harris Teeter, we are strongly committed to ensuring the safety of products we sell as well as
being responsible corporate citizens. As part of our commitment, we continuously look for ways to
ensure we operate in a responsible manner and provide a safe environment for our employees, our
customers, and the communities we serve.
Harris Teeter is now utilizing UL WERCSmart to aggregate specific regulatory information for all
chemical-containing items, over-the-counter health products, pesticides, aerosols, batteries, and
other potentially hazardous products that you may sell to us.
Your role as a supplier to Harris Teeter is to register your product and formulations with UL
WERCSmart. UL WERCSmart will then perform an assessment of each product to support Harris
Teeter’s regulatory compliance goals.
All proprietary information provided to UL WERCSmart is kept strictly confidential. UL is
committed to the highest levels of security and will not share any proprietary or formulation
information with Harris Teeter or its affiliates.
UL assesses an annual subscription fee for WERCSmart registration. All existing and new product
registrations are fully paid under the annual fee. This includes all existing, new, and future
participating retailers that implement UL WERCSmart in the future.
Pricing information can be downloaded from
Please complete the registration process for new products Harris Teeter may purchase
and for resubmissions of existing products falling under UL WERCSmart registration
requirements by November 30, 2021.
For any qualifying product that Harris Teeter has agreed to purchase (qualifying products
are further explained below):
- Navigate to the UL WERCSmart website at https://ulwercsmart.com/
- Click Sign Up to create a new account or Log In if you already have an account (upper
- Note: UL permits only one UL WERCSmart account per company. If you set up a new
account and received a message that your company already has an account, you must
find out who in your company owns your account. Obtain support from UL directly here:
https://wercsmart.freshdesk.com/en/support/home. Harris Teeter does not have access
to information about UL WERCSmart accounts.
All products subject to WERCSmart registration must be registered and directed to Harris
Teeter. Beginning January 1, 2022, hazardous products will be rejected for setup until
they are registered with UL WERCSmart.
Typical products requiring WERCSmart registration are listed on the following page. This
list is not all-inclusive. If you have questions about whether your product requires
registration, please email our internal WERCSmart team at email@example.com
Already registered in UL WERCSmart?
If your products are already registered with UL WERCSmart, please confirm you have
instructed UL to share your product data with Harris Teeter/Kroger. We have found that
many suppliers have registered their products to share data with other retailers but have
not directed UL WERCSmart to provide data to Harris Teeter/Kroger (please note that
Harris Teeter is included in Kroger’s designation as KRG in UL’s system). Under its supplier
NDAs, UL will not forward data to us unless you give them permission to do so.
For answers to specific questions regarding Harris Teeter’s WERCSmart program, contact
For questions about the UL WERCSmart platform, contact UL’s WERCSmart team
We sincerely appreciate your cooperation and partnership. It will help us both manage
the regulatory compliance responsibilities that we have and alleviate the shared and
costly exposures of noncompliance. It will benefit the communities in which we live and
HARRIS TEETER, LLC