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Title: THE INFLUENCE OF MICROWAVE OVENS ON THE DEMAND FOR FRESH AND FROZEN POTATOES
Authors: Guenthner, Joseph F.
Lin, Biing-Hwan
Levi, Annette E.
Issue Date: 1991-09
Abstract: Growth in the number of homes with microwave ovens has changed food preferences and preparation methods. The objective of this study was to determine the impact that microwave oven ownership has had on the demand for fresh and frozen potatoes. Using data from the 1970-88 period, demand equations were estimated for fresh potatoes, frozen potatoes in the retail market and frozen potatoes in the food service market. Results indicate that increases in the percentage of homes that own microwave ovens have shifted demand outward for fresh potatoes but inward for frozen potatoes. If potato processors can develop a microwave frozen French fry that satisfies consumers, microwave ovens could boost the demand for frozen potatoes along with the increase in demand for fresh potatoes.
URI: http://purl.umn.edu/27501
Institution/Association: Journal of Food Distribution Research>Volume 22, Number 3, September 1991
Total Pages: 8
Language: English
From Page: 45
To Page: 52
Collections:Volume 22, Number 3, September 1991

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