People can eat a food without having a strong preference for it, and people can prefer a food without eating it. Given this seeming disconnect between attitude and behavior, which type of measure or segment can best be used to profile or identify loyal consumer segments of a food, such as soy? This research compares a usage-based method (heavy-light-nonusers) with a new attitude-based method (seeker-neutral-avoider), and finds that the attitude-based method differentiates purchase-related intentions better than the usage-based method. Implications for profiling consumer taste patterns and consumer segments are provided.
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Journal of Sensory Studies|
|Publication status||Published - 2004 Oct|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Food Science
- Sensory Systems