"Purpose This research paper aims to understand which factors influence the purchase of private label food products, measuring the importance of 14 variables for purchasing frequency. Methodology Data were collected through questionnaires to a sample of consumers. They have been analysed according to the Extra Tree Classifier methodology, which allows providing a more reliable classification – compared to previous studies – of factors affecting consumers’ choices of private label products. Findings Results show that consumers’ choices related to private label food products are influenced by groups of heterogeneous variables related to their perception on products, satisfaction of post-consumption, store’s role, and trust built over time by retailers. Research limitations Data have been collected through an online survey, which could generate the bias of self-selection; the sampling method is non-probabilistic. Practical implications The study provides useful indications on the role of private labels in retailer management policies and on marketing competences and skills that are necessary for managing retailers’ assortments. Originality Existing literature lacks clarity on the factors that influence the frequency of purchasing private label food products. By considering a higher number of variables than previous studies, it has been possible to classify and measure the importance of each variable included in the analysis framework adopted, also in case of correlation between variables."

Analysis of factors affecting the purchase of private label products by different age consumers

Musso, Fabio;Bravi, Laura;Murmura, Federica;
2022

Abstract

"Purpose This research paper aims to understand which factors influence the purchase of private label food products, measuring the importance of 14 variables for purchasing frequency. Methodology Data were collected through questionnaires to a sample of consumers. They have been analysed according to the Extra Tree Classifier methodology, which allows providing a more reliable classification – compared to previous studies – of factors affecting consumers’ choices of private label products. Findings Results show that consumers’ choices related to private label food products are influenced by groups of heterogeneous variables related to their perception on products, satisfaction of post-consumption, store’s role, and trust built over time by retailers. Research limitations Data have been collected through an online survey, which could generate the bias of self-selection; the sampling method is non-probabilistic. Practical implications The study provides useful indications on the role of private labels in retailer management policies and on marketing competences and skills that are necessary for managing retailers’ assortments. Originality Existing literature lacks clarity on the factors that influence the frequency of purchasing private label food products. By considering a higher number of variables than previous studies, it has been possible to classify and measure the importance of each variable included in the analysis framework adopted, also in case of correlation between variables."
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