Brand positioning and business performance of alcoholic beverage firms in an emerging market context: the mediation effect of brand equity
International Journal of Wine Business Research
Article publication date: 13 September 2021
Issue publication date: 2 February 2022
This study aims to investigate the relationship between brand positioning and business performance, as well as the mediation effect of brand equity between them within the context of Ghana’s alcoholic beverages industry.
A sample of 196 staff across four alcoholic beverage firms in Accra, Ghana was selected using a judgemental sampling technique. A structural equation modelling approach using partial least squares was used to conduct the analyses to answer the research hypotheses.
All the hypotheses were confirmed in line with extant literature. Specifically, the study found a positive relationship between brand positioning and business performance. The study also found that brand equity partially mediates the relationship between brand positioning and business performance.
The study serves as a useful guide to strategy and policy formulation in branding in general and specifically on how brand positioning can be effectively deployed as a key strategy to enhance business performance.
The study has practical implications not only for the marketing and sale of alcoholic beverages in Ghana to achieve financial performance but also for lasting competitive advantage.
Authors are grateful to all anonymous reviewers for their wonderful insights that has led to great improvements in this paper.
Ameyibor, L.E.K., Anabila, P. and Saini, Y.K. (2022), "Brand positioning and business performance of alcoholic beverage firms in an emerging market context: the mediation effect of brand equity", International Journal of Wine Business Research, Vol. 34 No. 1, pp. 133-154. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJWBR-11-2020-0056
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