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ISSN: 2637-4676

Current Investigations in Agriculture and Current Research

Research Article(ISSN: 2637-4676)

An Analysis of Consumers’ Preferences between Locally Grown/Processed Food and Organic Food

Volume 4 - Issue 1

John Stanton1* , Ferdinand F Wirth2 and Yingdao Dao3

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    • 1Department of Food Marketing, Saint Joseph’s University, USA
    • 2Associate Professor of food Marketing, Saint Joseph’s University, USA
    • 3Research assistant, Saint Joseph’s University

    *Corresponding author: John Stanton, Department of Food Marketing, Saint Joseph’s University, USA

Received: August 06, 2018;   Published: August 17, 2018

DOI: 10.32474/CIACR.2018.04.000180

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Consumer selectivity when buying food, due to concerns for food safety, personal health, and environment sustainability, has led to the growing popularity for “organic” and “local” product labels. Little research has examined consumer preferences and tradeoffs between organic and local when both choices are available. This paper investigates the structure of consumers’ preferences for three separate food groups and measures the relative importance of local versus organic in the context of other desired category-specific product attributes. For all three product groups, local was more important that organic, but other category-specific attributes were more important in a purchase decision.

Keywords: Conjoint analysis; Organic; Locally grown

Abstract| Introduction| A Review of the Growing Organic and Local Markets| Methodology| Data Analysis| Results and Discussion| Conclusion| References|