Factors influencing consumer behavior relating to the purchase of honey part 2. Product quality and packaging
Adam Roman , Ewa Popiela-Pleban , Maria Kozak , Katarzyna Roman
Research surveys were conducted from August through December 2011 and March through July 2012, in the regions of Lower Silesia, Opole, Silesia, and Wielkopolska, Poland. Respondents were chosen randomly and a sample of 540 respondents were surveyed. The first aim of this study was to investigate the quality and aesthetic factors expected of honey and its packaging in order to establish their influence on decisions related to the purchase of honey. The second aim was to determine the importance of the aesthetic factors of honey and its packaging in the process of influencing consumer behavior related to the purchase of honey. As many as 78% of respondents said that the honey from a beekeeper was better than that offered in the stores. A large number of respondents, 88.3%, choose honey produced domestically. However, our study showed that for 43.4% of the respondents, packaging and visual features did not affect the purchase of the product. Only for 23% of respondents, the origin of the honey and quality which was guaranteed with certificates were the most important factors taken into account when deciding on the place or form of a honey purchase. The varieties of honey most often indicated by the respondents were: multifloral honey 46.9%, linden honey 42.5%, rapeseed honey 16.2%, and acacia honey 12.8%. The selection of honey varieties was primarily determined by psychological factors, social factors, and only later by convenience of consumption or financial situation.
|Journal series||Journal of Apicultural Science, ISSN 1643-4439, (A 25 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Keywords in English||Consumers, Honey, Labels, Packaging, Quality of honey, Varieties of honey|
|Score|| = 20.0, 07-07-2020, ArticleFromJournal|
= 25.0, 07-07-2020, ArticleFromJournal
|Publication indicators||= 8; = 5; : 2013 = 0.723; : 2013 = 0.817 (2) - 2013=0.688 (5)|
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