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- Consumer survey. // Nation's Restaurant News;03/16/98, Vol. 32 Issue 11, HMR news p18
Presents the results of `Nation's Restaurant News' custom research study of United States consumers about their opinions, purchasing behavior and concerns about home meal replacement (HMR). View that restaurants offer better quality HMRs than supermarkets; HMR customers' monthly spending;...
- `Celebration escalation' theme of AmEx confab. Howard, Theresa, // Nation's Restaurant News;06/09/97, Vol. 31 Issue 23, p72
Discusses the consumer-lifestyle trends impacting the foodservice industry in the United States in sales, performance and concept development, according to discussions at the 1997 American Express Breakfast Briefing in Chicago, Illinois. Customer satisfaction; Continued strong work ethic;...
- As appetites mature, foodservice will grow. // Packaging Digest;Jan2001, Vol. 38 Issue 1, p6
Discusses the impact of the growing population of older consumers on the food service industry in the United States. Annual growth rate of the foods industry between 2000 and 2010; Rise in demand for full-service restaurants; Increase in purchases of pre-prepared foods.
- Fine dining's unappetizing summer. Prewitt, Milford // Nation's Restaurant News;8/12/2002, Vol. 36 Issue 32, p3
Reports on the status of the restaurant industry in the U.S. as of 2002. Three-night-a-week operating schedules of some restaurants in Florida; Buying behavior of customers; Impact of the recession on the industry; Sell-everything mentalities of investors.
- 'Why they buy,' an answer every salesperson needs. Gitomer, Jeffrey // Inside Tucson Business;7/14/2003, Vol. 13 Issue 5, p11
Lists the reasons why customers buy. Good relationship with a sales representative; Understanding of the product or service being bought; Perception of a value in the product being purchased. INSET: Free GitBit.
- The relationship between purchase regularity and propensity to accelerate. Vakratsas, Demetrios; Bass, Frank M. // Journal of Retailing;Summer2002, Vol. 78 Issue 2, p119
Investigates the relationship between household purchase regularity of consumers and propensity to accelerate through the use of Weibull model of purchasing timing. Definition of purchase regularity; Advantages of the Weibull model; Dependence of propensity acceleration on the frequency at...
- WHO IS THE DEAL PRONE CONSUMER? Blattberg, Robert; Buesing, Thomas; Peacock, Peter; Sen, Subrata // Advances in Consumer Research;1978, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p57
This paper uses a model of consumer buying behavior to identify household characteristics that should affect deal proneness. The model assumes that the household makes purchasing and inventory decisions much like a firm. In other words, the household's purchasing decisions are based on factors...
- CORRELATES OF INFORMATION GATHERING AND EVOKED SET SIZE FOR NEW AUTOMOBILE PURCHASERS IN NORWAY AND THE U.S. Maddox, R. Neil; Gr�nhaug, Kjell; Homans, Richard E.; May, Frederick E. // Advances in Consumer Research;1978, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p167
Interviews conducted with new automobile purchasers in the U.S. and Norway are analyzed in this study. Correlates of information gathering activities and the size of the evoked set in the two samples are compared. Similar patterns of relationships are found in the two samples. The Norwegian...
- OBSERVATIONS OF BUYER AND SELLER TRANSACTIONS. Woodside, Arch G.; Taylor, James L. // Advances in Consumer Research;1978, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p643
Wilson and Bambic's (1977) model of a multi-stage sequence of buyer-seller interactions is supported in a field observation study of forty buying centers meeting with one of three selling centers for life and health insurance. Interactions of meetings of the buying and selling centers were tape...