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Consumer Potato Demand

  • McCracken, Vicki A.
  • Marotz, Craig C.

Changes in consumer demographics, socioeconomic conditions, lifestyles, food tastes, and health and nutrition concerns have been associated with shifting food purchase patterns. This article focuses on potato purchase decisions and consumption, using a sample of Washington households. The results suggest that potato purchases are affected by factors such as product quality and price but not availability of point-of-purchase information. Reported changes in fresh and processed potato consumption appeared to be related to concerns with health and nutrition and demand for convenience. These findings have implications for the potato industry in developing new products and marketing strategies.

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Article provided by Food Distribution Research Society in its journal Journal of Food Distribution Research.

Volume (Year): 20 (1989)
Issue (Month): 2 (September)
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Handle: RePEc:ags:jlofdr:26688
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