“To fight waste and help with purchasing power, we focus on the organization of daily meals” (Popot Duck)

On average, a family of four dumps one meal per week, that is, a minimum wageIt was on the basis of this observation that Richard had the idea of ​​making parrot ducks at Alexia Desport. Roman Amet.

Popotte Duck is a free app that helps to optimize shopping and recipes, including a small electronic kitchen clerk robot in the shape of a duck.

This set was “anti-waste and therefore designed to respond to purchasing power. We had to focus on the organization of everyday food and support the consumer before and after his experience. So, upstream, we created an artificial intelligence that is capable of family. Plan tailor-made meals based on limitations: the number of people, the favorite product or product that we don’t accept, the time we want to go there “, explains Alexia Desport Richard.

About 20,000 users

The app then creates a shopping list and the house is the duck that occupies “Optimizing the death penalty, it can optimize wasteThe application is already available, but the robot will not be marketed until the end of the year

“We understand that people always make the same recipe and it’s not practical to follow one on your phone. The duck’s head becomes animated for its smartphone, which will be recharged by the robot. The idea is it’s a household product. Everything is vocal, there’s a scale. And the application can change the recipe while running “, commented Alexia Desport Richard.

Also ways to avoid “To keep eating the same thing all the time, we keep the ingredients we like, but we combine them separately

The robot costs 99 euros. “Since we wanted to optimize purchasing power and waste, we could not charge too much for our services. Consumers only pay for products.

In a context where record inflation has reached 5.2% and where purchasing power is at the center of concern, this tool adopts a completely different value. “The first experiments we did, we reduced waste by an average of 10% to 30%“, Says Alexia Desport Richard.

It took two years of research and development to create this artificial intelligence capable of cooking and offering balanced and varied meals. The application now has just under 20,000 users.

Popotte Duck also won the BFM Lyon Award for Innovative Start-up at the last Lyon Fair.

Retailer as financial partner

Popotte Duck’s business model is based on partnerships with major retailers. In fact, when creating his shopping list, the user can tell the sign where he usually goes.

This is how the app works “Take the limitations of the distributor you are going to. This will allow both of them to optimize their shopping list in quantity and purchasing power as we will be able to potentially increase publicity. We also trace the purchase history to find out what’s left in your fridge.“If the brand is a partner, the user can collect loyalty points for its shopping list.

One way of managing to arouse interest among brands is: customer loyalty. So startup funding will come “Thank you for partnering with the distributors, because we provide a service to their customers.“Alexia Desport broke Richard.

By the end of the year, Popotte will also launch a new partnership with Duck Prosol Group (Grand Frais, Fresh, Banco Fresco, Monmarché.fr).

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