BEDFORD, N.H. — Harvest Markets, a two-store banner owned by Associated Grocers of New England, Pembroke, N.H., is testing a touchscreen kiosk for recipes and meal planning in one of its stores here, kiosk provider ShoptoCook, Buffalo, N.Y., announced yesterday. The kiosk is located in the produce department, near the entrance of the 19,000-square-foot store. In the first 40 days of installation, nearly 900 recipes were printed at the kiosk, with more than 6,600 ingredients in total from those recipes for sale in the store. “So far, the results have been very positive,” said Tim Merrill, general manager of AGNE, in a statement. “We installed the ShoptoCook Recipe Center because we thought our customers would relate well to it, and we have had a very good response from them.” He added that the kiosk’s application that pairs wines and foods was a shopper favorite. Merrill said if the kiosk continues to perform as expected, AGNE would consider installations in other independents that it supplies.
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