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Consumer’s Behavior in a Multi-Attribute Concept of a Food Product


  • Mariola Grzybowska-Brzezińska
  • Dominika Kuberska
  • Magdalena Ankiel
  • Agnieszka Brelik


Purpose: The main aim of the research is to identify and model the attributes of a food product which are regarded as important during the process of the consumers’ choice and to verify the methodology for the creation of the optimal market offer. Design/Methodology/Approach: The carried out analysis was based on the assumption that a food product may be viewed as a collection of directly noticeable and unnoticeable features that are regarded as attributes (values) of the offer. The applied model of a food product is composed of three levels, each of them presenting the characteristic features of product’s quality. Findings: A sensory evaluation of the products made it possible to diagnose how consistent the consumers are in their declared sensory preferences for brand and non-brand products. It was established that the intention of purchasing a product is determined by its quality and taste preferences. Practical Implications: The analysis may provide information for communicating with the market and promoting food products, especially when the intention of a producer is to change consumer’s habits. Originality/Value: The presented methodological approach may provide clues on what attributes should be constructed in the case of new food products.

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  • Mariola Grzybowska-Brzezińska & Dominika Kuberska & Magdalena Ankiel & Agnieszka Brelik, 2020. "Consumer’s Behavior in a Multi-Attribute Concept of a Food Product," European Research Studies Journal, European Research Studies Journal, vol. 0(1), pages 526-551.
  • Handle: RePEc:ers:journl:v:xxiii:y:2020:i:1:p:526-551

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    Consumer; marketing experiments; modeling attributes; food product.;

    JEL classification:

    • D11 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Theory
    • D12 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis
    • M31 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Marketing and Advertising - - - Marketing


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