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    Regional differences in portion size consumption behaviour: Insights for the global food industry

    Yamoah, Fred (2019) Regional differences in portion size consumption behaviour: Insights for the global food industry. AIMS Agriculture and Food 4 (3), pp. 731-755. ISSN 2471-2086.

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    Abstract

    Abstract: Given the influence of globalization on consumer food behaviour across the world, the purpose of this paper is to contribute to the theoretical discourse around food portion size as a global consumption-related symbol and its underlying socio-economic drivers for food industry strategy. Overall, 25,000 global food consumers were surveyed across 24 countries to elicit insight on portion size consumption behaviour as well as consumer perception on eating and drinking small portion size within selected socio-economic classes. The data was quantitatively analysed to answer the pertinent research objectives. In 20 out of the 24 global markets surveyed, large food portion size was statistically established as a prevalent consumption-related symbol. The paper found that there are regional differences in portion size food consumption behaviour, and further disparities exist across age, gender and income status in 24 countries covering all regions, including Australia, China, Mexico, South Africa, United Kingdom and United States of America. The outlined food industry implications reveal that adaptation and standardisation strategies are still relevant in global food and nutrition strategy as revealed by the variations in the preference for food portion sizes across various countries of the world.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): portion size, consumption-related symbol, consumption patterns, global food industry, global food marketing, nutrition strategy
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Management
    Depositing User: Fred Yamoah
    Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2019 11:23
    Last Modified: 19 Sep 2019 04:46
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/28950

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