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A battle between branded and me too brands (unbranded) products

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  • Hasan, Dr. Syed Akif
  • Subhani, Muhammad Imtiaz
  • Osman, Ms. Amber

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Consumers have numerous options to select and buy various kinds of products. A retail outlet offers branded and me too (unbranded) items to the customers to buy from. The consumption pattern of both forms of products has which sort of variations, requires an accurate estimation and findings. For the outlined stated manifesto, personal survey technique was employed for grabbing the first hand data. Co- integration was used to understand and judge the co-variation between branded and me too (unbranded) products. Exclusive insights were revealed between the two different classes of product that an increase in consumer’s income level urges consumers to increase their consumption of branded products. Similarly, consumers opt to purchase branded product as there is a strong perception that branded items have good quality. While, it is also found that if there is an increase in the prices of branded and unbranded products than none of the products clearly win the battle and they have the same pattern for being consumed which is the co-movement of their consumption patterns.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 35677.

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Date of creation: 2012
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Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:35677

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Keywords: branded products; me too brands; Co-movements; Consumption patterns;

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  1. Nelson, Phillip, 1970. "Information and Consumer Behavior," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 78(2), pages 311-29, March-Apr.
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  1. Hasan, Dr. Syed Akif & Subhani, Muhammad Imtiaz & Osman, Ms. Amber, 2012. "Do economic players shape up fashion trends?," MPRA Paper 37660, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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