Analysis of Consumerˊs Preferences at Organic Food Purchase in Romania.
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Publication date: 2016-06-30
Pol. J. Food Nutr. Sci. 2016;66(2):139–146
The decision-making process of consumers buying organic food is affected by several factors. Because of organic agriculture in Romania is growing the objective of this paper was to analyze consumer opinions and preferences concerning organic food products in Romania. The survey involved 350 respondents. The respondents were divided into two groups using the Hierarchical multiple factor analysis (HMFA). The strongest reason for buying organic food for Romanian respondents is health care, presented by 42% of respondents. Respondents prefer to buy organic foods directly from the produces, followed by supermarkets, specialized shops and pharmacies. Prevailing price of monthly purchase of organic food is 10 to 20€. The respondents are able to pay for organic food from 5 to 10% more than for conventional food.