SOURCE: Grocery Server

Grocery Server

February 16, 2011 15:00 ET

Grocery Server Delivers Hyper-Local Deals on ConAgra Foods' New ReadySetEat.com

ConAgra Foods Leverages Grocery Server to Match Recipe Ingredients With Weekly Grocery Deals Throughout the U.S.

ANN ARBOR, MI--(Marketwire - February 16, 2011) - With the launch of recipe site ReadySetEat.com, ConAgra Foods is the first major U.S. consumer food company to tap the new API from Grocery Server, the leading grocery deals search and shopping engine. As a result of the integration, visitors to ReadySetEat.com can discover which of their favorite ConAgra Foods brands -- such as PAM®, Hunt's®, Ro*Tel®, Egg Beaters®, La Choy® and Rosarita® -- are on sale at their local supermarkets.

Designed to save harried shoppers time and money, ReadySetEat.com focuses on recipes that are quick and easy to prepare. The site uses the Grocery Server platform to show visitors how many ingredients in a particular ReadySetEat.com recipe are on sale at grocery stores near them and for how much. By using Grocery Server, ReadySetEat.com is able to match a very precise ingredient -- for example, Hunt's Diced Tomatoes -- with weekly specials from grocers within a shopper's zip code.

"With ReadySetEat.com it was important for us to maximize site appeal by showing people where they can save money on the meals we're inspiring them to create," said Christa Guinn, ConAgra Foods' Manager of Strategic Marketing. "In order to do that, we had to have access to local weekly specials data pulled from all over the nation, that was kept current, that accurately matched our ingredients and that was easy for our team to integrate into our new site. This is no easy feat, and Grocery Server came through on all counts."

Grocery Server indexes and maps weekly circular data from grocers in more than 55,000 zip codes across the U.S. The team that built the ReadySetEat.com site swiftly utilized Grocery Server's extensive tool set to obtain the dynamic weekly specials data the site functionality required.

"Grocery Server has the broadest reach in terms of data and the smartest algorithms out there when it comes to matching food items with the correct local deals," said Grocery Server co-founder Corbin de Rubertis. "Integrating relevant, hyper-local deals into sites like ReadySetEat.com helps consumers make favorable decisions during the critical pre-purchase phase of grocery shopping. With Grocery Server's API, we've made it incredibly easy for brands to do this across Web, mobile and social media sites."

To view an example of Grocery Server's API at work go to http://www.readyseteat.com/easy-recipes.jsp and select a recipe. For more information on Grocery Server's capabilities, visit www.groceryserver.com

About Grocery Server
Founded by a team of retail, marketing and technology veterans from Qponix LLC and MyGroceryDeals.com, Grocery Server uses its patented and patent-pending technologies to provide technology solutions for consumer brands, retailers and publishers. The Grocery Server consumer website, www.groceryserver.com, demonstrates the company's 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.

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