The purpose of this study is to investigate multiple store patronage. Specifically, the aim is to relate the number of stores patronized to a set of consumer characteristics and market structure factors, according to a cost-benefit approach. Data from a sample of 1000 shoppers indicate that only few consumer characteristics impact on multi-store patronage pattern for grocery purchases (gender and shopping activity perception). Moreover, the number of stores operating in the market proved to be an important determinant of patronage set size. Implications for retailers are discussed with suggestions for future research.

The importance of consumer characteristics and market structure variables in driving multiple store patronage / Luceri B.; Latusi S.. - In: JOURNAL OF RETAILING AND CONSUMER SERVICES. - ISSN 0969-6989. - 19:5(2012), pp. 519-525. [10.1016/j.jretconser.2012.06.008]

The importance of consumer characteristics and market structure variables in driving multiple store patronage

LUCERI, Beatrice;LATUSI, Sabrina
2012

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to investigate multiple store patronage. Specifically, the aim is to relate the number of stores patronized to a set of consumer characteristics and market structure factors, according to a cost-benefit approach. Data from a sample of 1000 shoppers indicate that only few consumer characteristics impact on multi-store patronage pattern for grocery purchases (gender and shopping activity perception). Moreover, the number of stores operating in the market proved to be an important determinant of patronage set size. Implications for retailers are discussed with suggestions for future research.
The importance of consumer characteristics and market structure variables in driving multiple store patronage / Luceri B.; Latusi S.. - In: JOURNAL OF RETAILING AND CONSUMER SERVICES. - ISSN 0969-6989. - 19:5(2012), pp. 519-525. [10.1016/j.jretconser.2012.06.008]
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/11381/2436401
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus 13
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? ND
social impact