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How Private Labels Affect Consumer Choice

British Food Journal

ISSN: 0007-070X

Article publication date: 1 September 1991

Abstract

The role of private labels in consumer choice is studied by considering two issues: do private labels affect the way people buy within a store, and do they affect the way people choose between stores? The revealed behaviour of consumers is studied, both descriptively and using a very general model of behaviour, the Dirichlet. Some examples are presented which show that within a store, the way consumers buy private labels is similar to the way they buy brands, and that for the buying of a product at different stores, consumers patronise stores with private labels in much the same way as stores without them.

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Citation

Ellis, K. and Uncles, M.D. (1991), "How Private Labels Affect Consumer Choice", British Food Journal, Vol. 93 No. 9, pp. 41-49. https://doi.org/10.1108/00070709110007468

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MCB UP Ltd

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