Consumer behaviour towards organic ready-to-eat meals: a case of quality innovation
Vlachos, S. and Georgantzis, N. (2016) Consumer behaviour towards organic ready-to-eat meals: a case of quality innovation. International Journal of Food and Beverage Manufacturing and Business Models, 1 (1). pp. 11-17. ISSN 2379-7509
To link to this item DOI: 10.4018/IJFBMBM.2016010102
Over the past decades, a significant number of peer-reviewed journal articles on the field of interest, has gradually grown mirroring the corresponding relevance. The purpose of this research is mainly to analyse the factors that could influence the choices of consumers’ when purchasing organic RTE meals while simultaneously identifies consumers’ attitudes regarding the ethical and green sounds towards such products. Particularly, special interest is placed on the dual nature of these products which on the one hand are characterized by high quality (organic) and on the other hand by the convenience factor. As a result, research has been carried out in order to examine both the potentiality of organic RTE meals in the food market and also the presentation of consumers’ behaviour and perceptions towards these products from a review perspective. Hence, a narrative literature review was performed in order to produce an overview of the most important outcomes and trends in this area being presented, compared and summarised based on authors’ experience. To put over a holistic approach of organic RTE meals purchase behaviour and attitudes, both key findings and other areas that have not been extensively documented, are presented.