Truthfully, it wouldn't necessarily have to be JUST retired people it's geared toward. I think targeting that audience, however, might make it just that much more marketable.
See, I told you I don't have any idea what I'm talking about.
The idea I have is that companies should market some food packages just for retired people (or similar households with only one or two people in them).
Hubby and I wind up wasting food sometimes because the packages don't fit our lifestyle. Because food packages are meant for larger families, sometimes the food goes bad before we get a chance to use it all.
And this marketing scheme needs to be designed so that we aren't punished by paying MORE per (pound, ounce, item) than the larger-sized containers. I bought a half-pound package of bacon at the store yesterday, and it cost almost as much as a full pound. But we are likely to waste some if we buy a whole pound, so I paid more per ounce than I should have.
Here are some of my specific ideas for smaller quantities/amounts:
- Four hamburger or hot dog buns (ideally, three, but I'm trying to be reasonable)
- Half a loaf of bread
- Hot dog chili in a VERY small can (On the rare occasion that we have hot dogs, Hubby and I may use a tablespoon or so of the chili, and the dog gets the rest.)
- Half a gallon of milk (Oh wait...never mind)
At least that's the rumor I heard. I've never lived there.