Qualitative research on Pillsbury meal-maker

Date of publication: December 1, 1973

Abstract:

At the present time, Pillsbury has launched MealMaker in Southern and Midlands as a packet containing packets of rice and dehydrated sauce for which the consumer provides meat. The research was required to assess the significance of 'Serves 2' packets in particular, with particular reference to how they were likely to fit in with family usage patterns and to the individual varieties. Additionally, research information was required on how the product was received, both as a concept (as represented by the packs) and as a product, in order to provide guidance for the promotion of the product. 


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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