Journal article
Consumers' perceptions and preferences for local food: A review



Publication Details
Authors:
Hamm, U.; Feldmann, C.
Publisher:
ELSEVIER SCI LTD
Publication year:
2015
Journal:
Food Quality and Preference
Pages range:
152-164
Volume number:
40
Start page:
152
End page:
164
Number of pages:
13
ISSN:
0950-3293

Abstract
One major result was that, unlike organic food, local food is not perceived as expensive. Nevertheless, consumers are willing to pay a premium for local food. In mostly quantitative studies, consumer characteristics, attitudes, and purchase behaviors with regard to local food were assessed. Research gaps were identified in various areas: cross-national (cultural) comparisons, influence of different types of products (fresh vs. non-perishable, processed vs. non-processed, or plant vs. animal products), origin of foodstuffs used to produce local food as well as the influence of personal and social norms on the formation of attitudes towards local food. This contribution appears to be the first review of scientific articles from the field of local food consumption to present an overview on international research and to identify research gaps. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


Keywords
Alphabet Theory, Attitude-behavior gap, Attitudes, Literature review, Local food, Willingness to pay


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