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Clusters of consumer behavior for food and near-food products in Romania


  • Nicolae ISTUDOR

    (Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest)

  • Corina PELĂU

    (Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest)


Abstract: The analysis of the consumer behavior has become one of the most important aspects in the way companies make their decision and the way they develop their strategy. Knowing the motivation and the behavior of buying of the consumers can help companies develop their strategy accordingly and by this to convince the consumers to buy more. Besides this, the behavior of the consumer is a good reflection of the image of the society, its values and its important aspects. So knowing the motivation of buying doesn’t only give directions to companies for their strategy, but also shows the development of a society. The facts presented in this article are based on an experiment about the behavior of the consumers in different retail formats in Romania. More precisely, from the observed behavior of the Romanian consumers there were build six clusters, which present the way consumers shop and the product groups which are more important for them. There are presented the methodology of the Ward cluster analysis, the characteristics and some demographic data of the clusters.

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  • Nicolae ISTUDOR & Corina PELĂU, 2011. "Clusters of consumer behavior for food and near-food products in Romania," Management & Marketing, Economic Publishing House, vol. 6(4), Winter.
  • Handle: RePEc:eph:journl:v:6:y:2011:i:4:n:4

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    Cited by:

    1. Popescu, Gabriel & Istudor, Nicolae & Boboc, Dan, 2012. "Competitiveness of agro-food and environmental economy," MPRA Paper 46369, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Jiraporn Napatsorn & Charinsarn Alisara Rungnontarat & Sheridan Michael, 2016. "Sugar in disguise or healthy indulgence: A cross-cultural comparision of the perceptions of dietary vice/virtue bundles," Management & Marketing, Sciendo, vol. 11(2), pages 410-430, July.
    3. Raluca IGNAT, 2012. "Premises and Challenges of Entrepreneurship in Romanian Rural Areas," Economia. Seria Management, Faculty of Management, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania, vol. 15(2), pages 423-435, December.


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