British Food Journal: Volume 124 Issue 13


An international multi-disciplinary journal for the dissemination of food-related research

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“Ambidexterity”: trump card for farm's innovativeness and competitiveness

Yari Vecchio, Martina Francescone, Felice Adinolfi, Marcello De Rosa

The paper aims to analyze the relevance of networking and social capital in promoting the adoption of sustainable innovation, then reinforcing trajectories of multifunctional…


Food supply chain resilience model for critical infrastructure collapses due to natural disasters

Karen L. Orengo Serra, Maria Sanchez-Jauregui

Critical infrastructure (CI) plays an essential role in reading, reacting and responding while dealing with natural disasters. This study address food supply chain resilience by…


Cooperatives' performance relative to investor-owned firms: a non-distorted approach for the wine sector

Antonio D'Amato, Giuseppe Festa, Amandeep Dhir, Matteo Rossi

This study aims to investigate whether significant performance differences between cooperatives and investor-owned firms (IOFs) may exist.


Gender differences in fresh vegetable intake from 1979 to 2017 in Finland

Antti Kähäri

Previous research has shown that in contemporary societies, women have a healthier dietary intake than men. However, no research has examined how this gender gap develops over the…


The impact of front-of-the-packaging nutrition labelling warnings on consumer habits: a scoping review exploring the case of the Chilean Food Law

Cintia Pereira da Silva, Aline Cristina Bento, Elaine Guaraldo

The purpose of this scoping review was to summarise the general results of the Chilean Food Law implementation to help to understand how this policy has changed consumer's…


Consumer awareness of food waste, best before dates and food appreciation – a model project in the food retailing sector

Jana Olivia Dreyer, Silke Lichtenstein, Eleonore A. Heil

The purpose of this study is to investigate what consumers think about food waste, best before date (BBD) and appreciation of food in the context of a model project in the…


Substituting meat and the role of a situational context: exploring associations and motives of Dutch meat substitute-users

Johanna E. Elzerman, Pieke E.M. van Dijk, Pieternel A. Luning

The Dutch market for meat substitutes has grown steadily, however, their market share is still low, and meat consumption in the Netherlands is not decreasing. For a transition…


Primary school children's responses to food waste at school

Dorothy A. Yen, Benedetta Cappellini, Terry Dovey

This paper seeks to understand children’s responses to food waste in school by exploring children’s views on food waste and empowering them to discuss and develop their own…


Fruit-related lifestyles as a segmentation tool for fruit consumers

Sina Ahmadi Kaliji, Drini Imami, Maurizio Canavari, Mujë Gjonbalaj, Ekrem Gjokaj

This study develops a modified food-related lifestyle (FRL) instrument to analyse Kosovo consumers' fruit consumption behaviour and attitudes.


Towards sustainable supply strategy in the food industry: the case of Finland

Anni-Kaisa Kähkönen, Katrina Lintukangas

This paper investigates how sustainability requirements modify supply strategies at different levels in the food industry companies. The paper integrates single supply decisions…


Attracting the millennial customer: the case of food trucks

Sascha Kraus, Sandipan Sen, Katrina Savitskie, Sampath K. Kumar, John Brooks

The purpose of this paper is to examine millennial customer perceptions of food trucks and to identify factors that can foster their behavioral intentions pertaining to food…


Understanding the market potential of products from alternative food networks in a transition economy—a discrete choice experiment

Judith Möllers, Theresa Bäuml, Thomas Dufhues

Ethical consumption is on the rise amidst concerns about the environmental and health impacts of industrial agriculture. In light of increasingly complex food choices, alternative…


Healthiness, naturalness and sustainability perception of adolescents toward chocolate snack bars

Femke Damen, Ruud Verkerk, Bea Steenbekkers

Adolescence is a period in which autonomy grows and where children develop into independent and active consumers and a period in which their food choices are also becoming more…


Determinants of quality and food safety systems adoption in the agri-food sector

Gema Barbancho-Maya, Alberto A. López-Toro

In order to meet the increasingly demanding needs of international markets, quality and food safety systems have become widespread among companies in the agri-food sector. This…


Working out the best deal: the role of consumer numerical skills within a grocery shop

Emma Beacom, Lynsey Elizabeth Hollywood, Victoria Simms, Alison Wynne

Price promotions are a common tool used by retailers to increase sales. This study aims to investigate the effect of consumer's numerical skills and other demographic…

Income inequality and distribution patterns in the cassava value chain in the Oyo State, Nigeria: a gender perspective

Emmanuel Donkor, Stephen Onakuse, Joe Bogue, Ignacio de los Rios Carmenado

This study analyses income inequality and distribution patterns among key actors in the cassava value chain. The study also identifies factors that influence profit of key actors…


The invisible crisis: the determinants of local food insecurity in Gauteng municipalities, South Africa

Adrino Mazenda, Nonkosazana Molepo, Tinashe Mushayanyama, Saul Ngarava

The purpose of this study is to estimate the determinants of household food insecurity in the Gauteng City-Region, South Africa. This is motivated by the fact that food insecurity…


Exploring the attitude towards the adoption of a sustainable diet: a cross-country comparison

Tommaso Pucci, Elena Casprini, Giovanni Sogari, Lorenzo Zanni

Understanding the determinants that influence consumers' attitude to adopt sustainable diets represents an important area of research to promote sustainable food consumption. The…


Do connoisseur consumers care about sustainability? Exploring coffee consumption practices through netnography

Sara Bartoloni, Beatrice Ietto, Federica Pascucci

The coffee industry has experienced two major trends: the development of connoisseur consumption of specialty coffee and the importance of sustainability. Despite the increasing…


Enabling sustainable food transitions in schools: a systemic approach

João Graça, Lisa Roque, David Guedes, Lúcia Campos, Monica Truninger, Cristina Godinho, Markus Vinnari

Recent reviews and reports have highlighted the need for integrated, context-specific efforts to enable sustainable food transitions. This study aimed to identify pathways to…


Less waste versus higher quality: how to stimulate consumer demand for frozen bread

Erica van Herpen, Koen Jaegers

Bread waste is one of the largest contributors to the environmental footprint of supermarkets, mostly because of the short shelf life of fresh bread. This study examined a…


Is consumers' willingness to pay premium for agricultural brand labels sustainable?: evidence from Chinese consumers' random n-price auction experiment

Le Bo, Xiaoli Yang

Consumers' willingness to pay premium (WTPP) for two different types of agricultural brand labels (enterprise and regional), are evaluated through a non-hypothetical Random n


Industry 4.0 in food processing: drivers, challenges and outcomes

Rubina Romanello, Valerio Veglio

In the age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Industry 4.0 can increase the productivity and competitiveness of companies in the international marketplace. The purpose of this…


How to organize for open innovation from the ground up: a microfoundations approach in a foodservice firm

Maria Carmela Annosi, Antonella Martini, Giacomo Marzi, Matteo Vignoli, Héctor Parra

This study aims to analyze what promotes the adoption of open innovation (OI) in the foodservice sector. Specifically, it seeks to shed light on the bottom-up mechanisms (the…

To wine or not to wine? A scientometric approach to 65+ years of wine preference and selection studies

Alessandro Carollo, Seraphina Fong, Giulio Gabrieli, Claudio Mulatti, Gianluca Esposito

Among the growing interest towards market segmentation and targeted marketing, the current study adopted a scientometric approach to examine the literature on wine selection and…


Consumers attitude toward lack of food safety

Magdalena Niewczas-Dobrowolska

Food safety is an important characteristic of food, because it influences health. Perception of food hazards is a complex issue. Consumers have different perceptions regarding the…


Employee emotional competence and service recovery satisfaction: the mediating role of consumer forgiveness

Rana Muhammad Umar, Salman Saleem

Employees' emotional competence (EEC) is gaining increasing attention in service failure and recovery research. This study investigates the mediating role of consumer forgiveness…


What contributes to locavorism as a consumer ideology?

Marco Balzano, Donata Vianelli

In this study the authors aim to explore the factors that contribute to the formation of locavorism as a form of consumer ideology.


Towards circular economy practices in food waste management: a retrospective overview and a research agenda

Sara Alonso-Muñoz, Fernando E. García-Muiña, María-Sonia Medina-Salgado, Rocío González-Sánchez

This study aims to offer a research overview of circular food waste management, covering key themes and trends. It analyses state-of-the-art research in this field and proposes an…


Managing brand equity in the brewing sector

Barbara Francioni, Ilaria Curina, Sabrina M. Hegner, Marco Cioppi, Tonino Pencarelli

The paper analyzes the effect of country of origin (COO) image, word-of-mouth (WOM) and brand distinctiveness toward overall brand equity (OBE) and its dimensions (brand…


The importance of food and beverages in wellness experiences: a cross-continental analysis of tourists' perceptions

Fabio Forlani, Mauro Dini, Tonino Pencarelli

The purpose of this paper is to analyze the role that food and beverage (F&B) sensory stimuli play in building non-food-themed touristic experiences, such as wellness tourism…


Intermediate short food supply chains: a systematic review

Marije Renkema, Per Hilletofth

Intermediate short food supply chains (SFSC) have been presented as a possible solution to unsustainable global food supply chains. There is currently a knowledge gap about…


The role of health orientation in determining purchase intention and behaviour

Andrzej Szymkowiak, Marcin Adam Antoniak, Barbara Borusiak

The objective of the study is to explain how health orientation influences attitude towards paying attention to nutrition claims (NCs), intention to pay attention to NCs, and…

Investigating the relationship between intrinsic and extrinsic product attributes with customer satisfaction: implications for food products

Mehrgan Malekpour, Morteza Yazdani, Hamidreza Rezvani

This research aims to investigate intrinsic and extrinsic product attributes as well as the relationship between these features and customer satisfaction by confirming the…


The influence of consumer ethnocentrism on purchase of domestic fruits and vegetables: application of the extended theory of planned behaviour

Luis Miguel, Susana Marques, Ana Patricia Duarte

With the crescent globalisation together with economic and food crisis, consumers are increasingly confronted with food products from different origins and appeals to consume…


Analysis of factors affecting the purchase of private label products by different age consumers

Fabio Musso, Annarita Colamatteo, Laura Bravi, Maria Anna Pagnanelli, Federica Murmura, Marcello Sansone

The aim of this study is to determine how the different age of consumers impacts on some factors that drive consumers to the purchasing of private label products, considering…

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