SOURCE: Grocery Server

Grocery Server

December 17, 2010 08:00 ET

Americans Pass Up More Than $210 Billion in Grocery Savings Annually

Grocery Server Instantly Shows All Local Grocery Coupons, Deals, and Discounts, Saving Shoppers Time and Money and Making Comparison Shopping a Cinch

ANN ARBOR, MI--(Marketwire - December 17, 2010) - American grocery shoppers pass up potential savings of more than $210 billion dollars annually* on groceries by not taking advantage of existing deals for items on their list. Out to help restore this money to the family pocketbook, Grocery Server -- a company that provides search and shopping solutions for consumer brands, retailers and publishers -- today unveiled a new website that automatically organizes grocery lists and matches items with local coupons and deals. At www.groceryserver.com, shoppers simply type in a grocery list to instantly see which of the items are on sale and at which store, leading to significant time and cost savings, and easy comparison shopping. The website is a showcase for Grocery Server technologies and data which can be integrated with any web, mobile or social property.

"With Grocery Server, anyone can easily see all available deals for everything on their grocery list at the click of a button," said Corbin de Rubertis, one of the founders of Grocery Server. "Grocery Server is similar to popular travel search engines that let people see all their flight options and prices at once so they can get the best deal. We applied this model to groceries. Type in what you want to buy, and Grocery Server will show you which stores in your area have it on sale and what the deal is. You can search your entire grocery list at once, and also narrow the search to your favorite stores, so the process is extremely quick and seamless."

Grocery Server is entirely free to use, works anywhere in the U.S., and offers the most comprehensive collection of grocery deals in the country. Grocery Server scans and indexes weekly circulars nationwide, as well as retailer promotions, loyalty card deals and coupons to show users the most possible savings. Any coupons that require a print-out for redemption can be instantly downloaded and printed from the site.

"Technology is changing the way people shop for groceries, and we built the Grocery Server tools to make the whole process much easier," noted de Rubertis. "The days of sitting around with stacks of circulars and a pair of scissors are over. It wastes paper and most people don't have the time or patience to flip pages and clip coupons anyway. Grocery Server does all the research for you in one place, then any shopper -- whether a coupon diehard or just someone who appreciates a bargain -- can instantly compare deals to make informed purchasing decisions and plan their shopping."

Grocery Server includes the following features:

  • Simple Shopping Lists -- there are no complicated fields and menus to navigate, simply type in a grocery list and press "Find Local Savings" and Grocery Server will magically organize it and find all local deals on each item;

  • Wide Selection -- Grocery Server currently shows deals for more than 200 grocery retailers nationwide, including most all major grocery store chains, and a broad selection of regional and locally-based grocers;

  • Store Filtering -- shoppers can narrow search results to pick and choose the stores they want included;

  • Pre-loaded Lists -- as an additional time and energy-saving feature, shoppers who are not typical "list makers" can use and share preloaded searches for common grocery items, seasonal selections, or themed lists for holidays and special occasions;

  • Coupon Matchups -- if something is on sale in a local store and there's also a coupon available for that product, it's called a "matchup," a chance to save even more money; Grocery Server helps shoppers to find local matchups, fresh every week.

Now, the guarantee of saving every penny possible on groceries is just a click away with Grocery Server. Visit www.groceryserver.com or one of our partner sites to experience the savings.

About GroceryServer.com
Founded by a team of retail, marketing and technology veterans from Qponix LLC and MyGroceryDeals.com, Grocery Server provides technology solutions for consumer brands, retailers and publishers. The Grocery Server website, www.groceryserver.com, demonstrates the powerful shopping and search engine that matches items on a grocery list with all available local grocery sales. In addition to www.groceryserver.com, Grocery Server also provides white label products that enable publishers, retailers and brands to include grocery deal-finders, shopping lists, planning tools, brand advertising and more for their own Web, mobile and social sites. Grocery Server and its online tools can save shoppers hundreds -- even thousands of dollars annually -- and are incredibly easy to use. Learn more at www.groceryserver.com.

*Of $1 trillion in annual US grocery spending (International Monetary Fund), approximately40-45% of grocery items are purchased "on sale" (Nielsen Share Analysis). It's estimated, based on shopping behavior observations that consumers "miss" another 50% of potential sale items due to imperfect information, equivalent to 20-23% of total spending which equates to $200-230 billion dollars annually.

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    Caitlin Braam
    Duo PR for Grocery Server
    (206) 957-8305
    caitlin@duopr.com