Beef consumer segment profiles based on information source usage in Poland.

Abstract

The main aim of this study was to identify market segments based on consumers' usage of information sources about beef and to investigate whether the use of information sources was associated with the type of information consumers were searching for, factors guiding their decision processes to buy beef and motives related to beef consumption. Data were collected in 2014 through a self-administered survey of 501 regular beef consumers. Three distinct clusters were identified: Enthusiast (38.5%), Conservative (43.1%) and Ultra Conservative (18.4%). This study revealed that culinary and personal sources of information on beef were the most frequently used. Taste, perceived healthiness and suitability to prepare many dishes were reported as primary motives to eat beef. These results show that communication channels such as culinary programs and opportunities provided by the development of labelling systems to guarantee beef quality should be considered when developing policies and strategies to increase beef consumption in Poland.

DOI: 10.1016/j.meatsci.2016.11.001

Cite this paper

@article{akowskaBiemans2017BeefCS, title={Beef consumer segment profiles based on information source usage in Poland.}, author={Sylwia Żakowska-Biemans and Zuzanna Pieniak and Krystyna Gutkowska and Jerzy Wierzbicki and Katarzyna Cieszyńska and Marta Sajdakowska and Małgorzata Kosicka-Gębska}, journal={Meat science}, year={2017}, volume={124}, pages={105-113} }