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Patent Summary

(12) Patent Application: (11) CA 2798627
(54) English Title: AUTOMATED MAPPING OF PRODUCT ADJACENCY GROUPS WITH TRANSITION SUMMARY REPORTING
(54) French Title: PRODUCTION AUTOMATISEE DE CARTES DE GROUPES DE PRODUITS ADJACENTS AVEC RAPPORT SOMMAIRE DE TRANSITION

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Abstracts

English Abstract



A system for generating a product subgroup map for a product adjacency group
with
transition summary reporting is disclosed. In one example, a user interface is
configured for
presenting data on product subgroups and receiving user inputs for user-
editable mapping
criteria for mapping the product subgroups. The user interface has user-
selectable options for
editing and assigning priority values to the mapping criteria of the product
subgroups. The
system generates a combined set of mapping criteria for the user-selected
product subgroups
based on the user-edited mapping criteria and non-user-editable mapping
criteria. The
system generates a product subgroup map based on the combined set of mapping
criteria and
a set of physical store layout data for at least one store, and provides a
graphical output of the
product subgroup map. The system generates a report for the product subgroup
map for the
product adjacency group.



Patent Details

(51) International Patent Classification (IPC):
  • G06Q 30/02 (2012.01)
(72) Inventors (Country):
  • HATHAWAY, PATRICIA (United States of America)
  • JOHNSON, DEREK (United States of America)
  • FAULKENBERG, STACEY (United States of America)
(73) Owners (Country):
  • TARGET BRANDS, INC. (United States of America)
(71) Applicants (Country):
  • TARGET BRANDS, INC. (United States of America)
(74) Agent: GOWLING LAFLEUR HENDERSON LLP
(45) Issued:
(22) Filed Date: 2012-12-17
(41) Open to Public Inspection: 2013-02-22
Examination requested: 2012-12-17
(30) Availability of licence: N/A
(30) Language of filing: English

(30) Application Priority Data:
Application No. Country Date
13/452,599 United States of America 2012-04-20

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