What Consumers Are Looking for in Strawberries: Implications from Market Segmentation Analysis

Jingjing Wang, Chengyan Yue, Karina Gallardo, Vicki Mccracken, James Luby, Jim Mcferson

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Abstract

An online choice experiment was conducted to investigate U.S. consumer preferences for attributes of fresh market strawberry fruit. Using a latent class logit model, three different groups of consumers are identified: “Balanced Consumers,” “Experience Attribute Sensitive Consumers,” and “Search Attribute Sensitive Consumers.” This information on consumer segmentation can help the fresh market strawberry industry identify target markets, and provides valuable information to breeders, growers, and retailers to prioritize fruit attributes in their breeding, growing, or product sourcing decisions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)56-69
Number of pages14
JournalAgribusiness
Volume33
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2017

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was funded by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Specialty Crop Research Initiative projects ?RosBREED: Enabling marker-assisted breeding in Rosaceae? (2009-51181-05808) and ?RosBREED: Combining Disease Resistance with Horticultural Quality?(2014-51181-22378).

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© 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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