An Analysis of the Consumption of Sausages in Scotland using Supermarket Data
AbstractThis paper addresses consumers’ choices by looking into: current food choices made by different socio-economic groups; price barriers for diet improvement; and ways in which marketing may affect product choice. The study seeks: first, to analyze the differences in consumption of sausages of different nutritional composition among different socio-demographic and lifestage groups; and second, to measure whether it is possible to improve diet quality without affecting household expenditure. Sausages represent a relatively high proportion of red and processed meat purchases in Scotland, contributing significantly to the fat and sodium in the Scottish diet. The data used consisted of two-years of weekly information from a top-4, UK supermarket. The results suggest that it is possible to purchase similar quantities of a lower saturated fat or lower sodium sausage for the same price as a higher saturated fat or sodium sausage. However, it would cost more for some the groups to replace both a lower saturated fat and a lower sodium sausage in the household’s food basket.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Agricultural Economics Society in its series 84th Annual Conference, March 29-31, 2010, Edinburgh, Scotland with number 91678.
Date of creation: 29 Mar 2010
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Scotland; saturated fats; sodium; consumer choices; sausages consumption; Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety; D1;
Other versions of this item:
- Revoredo-Giha, Cesar & Kupiec-Teahan, Beata & Wrieden, Wendy & Davis, Victoria & Milne, Anne & Leat, Philip M.K., 2010. "An Analysis of the Consumption of Sausages in Scotland using Supermarket Data," Working Papers 109402, Scottish Agricultural College, Land Economy Research Group.
- Revoredo-Giha, Cesar & Kupiec-Teahan, Beata & Wrieden, Wendy & Davis, Victoria & Milne, Anne & Leat, Philip M.K., 2010. "An Analysis of the Consumption of Sausages in Scotland using Supermarket Data," Working Papers 109402, Scotland's Rural College (formerly Scottish Agricultural College), Land Economy & Environment Research Group.
- D1 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-AGR-2010-07-17 (Agricultural Economics)
- NEP-ALL-2010-07-17 (All new papers)
- NEP-MKT-2010-07-17 (Marketing)
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