European Association for Animal Production

Consumer attitudes to food quality products

Editors: Klopčič, Marija, Kuipers, Abele, Hocquette, Jean-François (Eds.)

  • Devotes special attention to the consumer and gives insight into an area of knowledge still very much in development
  • Intended to enhance understanding of the complex relationships in the route from products to consumers and offers practical solutions in this field
  • Includes review articles covering basic aspects of food consumer science and research trends in the field, and a series of country reports and articles on relevant studies related to the topic, with emphasis on Southern Europe
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Quality foods, such as traditional, EU certified, organic and health claimed are part of a growing trend towards added value in the agri-food sector. In these foods, elements of production, processing, marketing, agro-tourism and speciality stores are combined. Paramount above all is the link to the consumer, which requires a personal approach. At this point, one enters the field of food consumer science. This can be seen as a hybrid of two distinct sciences. On one hand, there is the 'hardware' component, i.e. the science of food. On the other hand, the 'software' component, related to the science of consumers' preferences and behaviour. In animal science, nearly all attention is given to the 'hardware' aspect. However, to build a successful business in quality food products, the 'software' aspect is essential. This publication devotes special attention to the consumer and gives insight into an area of knowledge still very much in development. It is intended to enhance understanding of the complex relationships in the route from products to consumers and offers practical solutions in this field. This publication includes review articles covering basic aspects of food consumer science and research trends in the field, and a series of country reports and articles on relevant studies related to the topic, with emphasis on Southern Europe.

Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • Food quality policies and consumer interests in the EU

    Verbeke, Wim

    Pages 13-22

  • Trends in food choice and nutrition

    Grunert, Klaus G.

    Pages 23-30

  • Consumer food sciences: some theories, models and research methods (using Western Balkan countries as a case study)

    Kuipers, Abele (et al.)

    Pages 31-54

  • Market opportunities for sustainable foods: an investigation of the different roles of consumers and retailers, catering companies and brand manufacturers

    Reinders, Machiel J. (et al.)

    Pages 57-65

  • Quality of Food Products and Consumer Attitudes in France

    Hocquette, Jean-François (et al.)

    Pages 67-82

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Consumer attitudes to food quality products
Editors
  • Marija Klopčič
  • Abele Kuipers
  • Jean-François Hocquette
Series Title
European Association for Animal Production
Series Volume
133
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Wageningen Academic Publishers
Copyright Holder
Wageningen Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-90-8686-762-2
DOI
10.3920/978-90-8686-762-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Illustrations and Tables
61 b/w illustrations, 18 illustrations in colour
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