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Impacts of Situational Factors on Process Attribute Uses for Food Purchases

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Consumer buying decisions for food reflect considerations about food production. However, consumers’ interest in process-related product characteristics does not always translate into buying intentions. The present study investigates how situational factors affect the use of process-related
considerations when consumers select food products. A conjoint study provides estimated part worth utilities for product alternatives that differ on five product attributes (including four process-related factors) across two products (bread and sports drink) that differ on perceived naturalness. The investigation of the utilities of the process-related attributes features both an internal (priming of environmental values/ value centrality) and an external (time pressure) situational factor. The results indicate that the importance of process-related attributes is product specific and also depends on situational factors.
Original languageEnglish
JournalFood Quality and Preference
Pages (from-to)84-91
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2015

    Research areas

  • Situational factors, Process-related attribute, Priming, Time pressure

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