Consumption patterns in the market of pork and pork products

Pork is a source of nutrients essential for the human body but still it is regarded by consumers as a non-healthy product. The main objective of the study was to analyse consumption patterns concerning pork products and to define alternative target markets in bigger Hungarian towns. In the course of the research, 494 people, representative of the base population, were questioned. According to the results obtained, the consumers’ opinion and the already formed image are less favourable regarding pork than poultry in almost all respects. Respondents regarded pork as an out-of-date, slightly boring and aging product. The applied cluster analysis identified five different consumer segments. Among them, rational young consumers represent the primary target group, which can be reached by efficient communication. The most important task of a collective marketing strategy is to alter the unfavourable image of pork.


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Issue Date:
2009-07
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
HU ISSN 1418 2106 (Other)
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/52197
Published in:
Studies in Agricultural Economics, Volume 110
Page range:
59-74
Total Pages:
17




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