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Consumer Purchasing Behaviors and Attitudes toward Shopping at Public Markets

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  • Bukenya, James O.
  • Mukiibi, Michael L.
  • Molnar, Joseph J.
  • Siaway, Arthur T.

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This paper identifies and empirically evaluates factors that explain the variations in consumers’ attitudes toward shopping at farmers markets in general and public markets in particular. The analysis draws on data from a telephone survey conducted in Jefferson County, Alabama. Logit model results point to several factors that seem to be strongly correlated with consumer purchasing behaviors and attitudes toward shopping at public markets, including income, education, age of household head, household size, and price and quality of produce. The insights gained from the study should help farmers increase the profitability of their operations and improve the likelihood that they will continue farming.

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  • Bukenya, James O. & Mukiibi, Michael L. & Molnar, Joseph J. & Siaway, Arthur T., 2007. "Consumer Purchasing Behaviors and Attitudes toward Shopping at Public Markets," Journal of Food Distribution Research, Food Distribution Research Society, vol. 38(2), July.
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    1. Govindasamy, Ramu & Zurbriggen, Marta & Italia, John & Adelaja, Adesoji O. & Nitzsche, Peter & VanVranken, Richard, 1998. "Farmers Markets: Consumer Trends, Preferences, and Characteristics," P Series 36722, Rutgers University, Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics.
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    1. Stobbe, Tracy, 2016. "Making Sense of the Dollars Spent at Farmers’ Markets," Journal of Food Distribution Research, Food Distribution Research Society, vol. 47(2), July.
    2. Nancy Kurland & Linda Aleci, 2015. "From civic institution to community place: the meaning of the public market in modern America," Agriculture and Human Values, Springer;The Agriculture, Food, & Human Values Society (AFHVS), vol. 32(3), pages 505-521, September.
    3. Francesco Bimbo & Rosaria Viscecchia & Gianluca Nadone, 2013. "L’effetto della "filiera corta" sul livello di obesità in Italia," ECONOMIA AGRO-ALIMENTARE, FrancoAngeli Editore, vol. 15(2), pages 97-110.

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