Qualitative research in Manchester and London on canned meat-pies

Date of publication: October 24, 1972


HP Sauce Ltd. is considering a relaunch into the canned pie market with a range of products which may or may not include some of the current Smedley-HP range. The objectives of the research were to:

1. To establish the attitudes of consumers to all types of ready-made meat- pie and to see how canned meat-pies and canned pie fillings fitted in with these attitude and usage patterns;

2. To investigate the interest in a more varied range of meat-pies;

3. To assess the advantages and disadvantages of the HP name in connection with meat-pies. 

About this collection:
Peter Cooper (1936-2010) was co-founder of Cooper Research & Marketing, later CRAM International, with his wife Jackie French. Cooper studied Clinical Psychology at the University of Manchester where he became a Lecturer in the early 1960s. He became involved in conducting commercial Motivational Research and by 1968 opened Cooper Research & Marketing in Manchester. Cooper was one of the key pioneers of what we now know as Qualitative Research. CRAM opened its London office in Wimpole Street in 1970 and moved to 53 St Martins Lane, WC2N 4EA, in 1972 where it remained until Peter's passing in 2010. The company changed its name to CRAM International in around 1985/86, reflecting the increasingly international nature of its work. The CRAM/Peter Cooper Archive Collection, which includes commercial research reports and early academic papers, has been preserved by Peter's children, Diana, Helen and Jonathan, and his colleague Simon Patterson. The scanning of the Archive has been supported by ESOMAR, AMSR, Peter's colleague Dr Alan Branthwaite & family, the Cooper family, and QRi Consulting. The CRAM/Peter Cooper Archive Collection is managed by QRi Consulting. The CRAM logo and CRAM International name are Registered Trademarks and the property of QRi Consulting.

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