Title: Exploring the influence of consumer characteristics on veal credence and experience guarantee purchasing motivators
Citation: MEAT SCIENCE vol. 141 p. 1-8
Publication Year: 2018
JRC N°: JRC111213
ISSN: 0309-1740
URI: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0309174017314419
DOI: 10.1016/j.meatsci.2018.03.001
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: In Europe, in the last decades, public administration has encouraged extensive livestock farming systems, usually related to high quality meat and the preservation of endangered local breeds. Nevertheless, its continuity in the near future should be based on adapting it to the market requirements. This paper investigates consumers' preferences heterogeneity towards veal attributes, as well as the linkage between a wide range of consumer traits and attributes that motivate purchasing of veal with unique characteristics. Main method of analysis included a choice experiment method. Findings showed that regional origin and health information play a stronger role than tenderness degree guarantee at the moment of choice. Moreover, regional origin is more relevant when it is linked to a local breed. Nevertheless, heterogeneous preferences have been detected. In contrast to the general trend, one-person households attach greater importance to the presence of a high degree of tenderness guarantee. Furthermore, younger consumers value more this guarantee, while expert consumers do not.
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