This paper seeks to investigate the importance of packaging design for a UK premium own‐label food brand, by developing an understanding of how consumers evaluate own‐label packaging, providing an insight into their shopping behaviour regarding premium own‐label desserts and identifying the factors that influence their purchase decisions. Implicit in this is a need to establish how the packaging designs of premium own‐label products influence the purchase decisions of consumers.
The paper reports on the findings of participant observational exercises employed at two Tesco stores.
Overall, analysis of findings would clearly indicate that there is a strong association regarding the influence of packaging on the purchase decision, with over 73 per cent of interviewed consumers stating that they rely on packaging to aid their decision‐making process at the point of purchase.
This study reports on the preliminary findings of the first stage of a research project. Future studies could extend this research by considering the importance of packaging for products with lower experiential benefits than those offered by premium desserts or, additionally, by employing a comparative study of own‐label brands.
As own‐label brands are exclusive to, and owned by, the retailer they have potentially the opportunity to develop packaging designs that are even more attuned to their customer base than those offered by the equivalent range of branded products.
This paper presents empirical research investigating the importance of packaging design for own‐label food brands.
Wells, L., Farley, H. and Armstrong, G. (2007), "The importance of packaging design for own‐label food brands", International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management, Vol. 35 No. 9, pp. 677-690. https://doi.org/10.1108/09590550710773237Download as .RIS
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