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In-Store Valuation of Steak Tenderness

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  • Jayson L. Lusk
  • John A. Fox
  • Ted C. Schroeder
  • James Mintert
  • Mohammad Koohmaraie

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Experimental methods were used to examine consumer willingness-to-pay for steak tenderness in a grocery store setting. When relying on a taste test alone to determine product quality, the participants paid an average premium of $1.23/lb for a tender versus tough steak. Fifty-one percent of the participants were willing to pay an average of $1.84/lb when they had completed a taste test and were also provided information about the steak's tenderness. Results indicate that most consumers prefer more tender steaks and that many are willing to pay a premium for tender steaks. Copyright 2001, Oxford University Press.

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Article provided by Agricultural and Applied Economics Association in its journal American Journal of Agricultural Economics.

Volume (Year): 83 (2001)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 539-550

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Handle: RePEc:oup:ajagec:v:83:y:2001:i:3:p:539-550

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