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What Is It Consumers Really Want And Why? The Case Of Fat In Milk

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  • Andersen, Laura M.
  • Smed, Sinne

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In this paper we investigate preferences for fat in milk through a structural characteristics model. The data includes information about daily purchases and social and demographic characteristics of approximately 2500 households. We find that consumers who prefer milk with a very high fat content can be reached both by information and prices, while consumers who prefer milk with a moderate to high fat share are not influenced by information, but are price sensitive. This is of great importance since these households drink a lot of milk and thereby get a considerable amount of fat through milk

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  • Andersen, Laura M. & Smed, Sinne, 2010. "What Is It Consumers Really Want And Why? The Case Of Fat In Milk," 115th Joint EAAE/AAEA Seminar, September 15-17, 2010, Freising-Weihenstephan, Germany 116455, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:eaa115:116455
    DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.116455
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