Grocery Store Recipe Catalog Samuel Shelor
The Problem • People often forget what all is needed to prepare some of their favorite dishes. • It would be nice to have access to recipes while at the grocery store.
Why is it a Problem? • Forgetting certain ingredients becomes a problem because the consumer must go out of their way to get things they have missed. • Stores selling groceries can miss out on sale opportunities when ingredients are forgotten.
The Customer • Any store selling food items, particularly large chains. • Grocery stores would be the primary customer for a system like this.
Market Potential • Grocery stores and supermarkets are everywhere, the market potential is enormous.
Why do we care? • If someone is not sure what they want to make, they can decide on something extravagant instead of frozen pizza. • This system will increase sales while making the customer feel that they are being assisted.
Competition • Cell phones with internet access. • PDAs with certain software.
Problem Solution • The Recipe Catalog Terminal • A searchable catalog of recipes available to customers in grocery stores.
Required Software • Software to search the database and send results to the display.
Required Hardware • A display device • An input device • Storage disks
Solution Benefits • This solution can be provided to all people, not just people with capable phones or PDAs. • Store customers will be encouraged to purchase more items from the stores.
Solution Problems • Limited access to available terminals • Different ideas of how something should be made
Conclusion • This solution has positive implications to both the store and their customers. • There is a market for anything that will increase sales for stores.