Thrifty Foods

  • Thrifty Foods home page screenshot Home Page
  • Thrifty Foods weekly specials screenshot Weekly Specials
  • Thrifty Foods shopping list screenshot Shopping List
  • Thrifty Foods recipe screenshot Recipes
  • Thrifty Foods location screenshot Locations

Case Study

Project Summary

Website re-design, information architecture, Custom Applications, and CMS installation.

Project Details

Thrifty Foods wanted their website to provide their customers with helpful and unique services, chief among those being a virtual shopping list. We devised a clever system wherein customers can click on product checkboxes on a perfect online replica of Thrifty Foods weekly flyer. Once checked, these products will be added to the customer's virtual shopping list. This list not only categorizes the product by store department but also allows the customer to re-organize their shopping list according to the Thrifty Foods location they intend to visit. The shopping list system has also been integrated into Thrifty Foods' colossal recipe database, allowing the customer to add some or all of a recipe's ingredients in a matter of seconds. A customer's favourite recipes can be stored in a private recipe box and all recipes and shopping lists can be viewed for as long as the customer wishes.

Thrifty Foods also wanted to find new, more efficient methods to provide information such as memos and mail-outs to their employees. And at the same time, they wanted to give the employees an opportunity to speak their minds about their jobs, their stores, and to give them a forum to communicate with each other. With this conversational two-way street in mind, we created the "Our Team" section for them.

The launch of both the new website and the "Our Team" section has seen Thrifty's website visits increase dramatically. For many users the shopping list functionality has become a key component of their visits to the Thrifty Foods stores.

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