Food Quality and Consumer Value

Delivering Food that Satisfies

  • Monika J. A. Schröder

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Introduction

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  3. Defining Quality, Value, Food and the Consumer

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      Pages 7-11
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  4. Food Quality Attributes

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      Pages 95-100
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  5. Understanding the Food Consumer

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      Pages 209-214
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  6. Conclusion

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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 307-330

About this book


Consumer markets for foods and beverages in developed countries are well supplied and highly fragmented. Yet, the question being asked is how close retailers actually come to fulfilling their customers' requirements. The concept of consumer value is one of the main pillars underpinning the theory of market differentiation. This book takes an interdisciplinary approach to the analysis of satisfaction in relation to the consumption of food, with both food science and consumer science playing central parts. It approaches food quality from both the technical and the consumer satisfaction perspectives, and assesses the roles of management and regulatory tools in delivering food quality for all. Each area is discussed in detail, using the appropriate technical terminology, but keeping the text accessible to readers from both academic traditions, as well as to non-specialist readers.


Beverages Consumer Satisfaction Consumer Value Functional Food Lebensmittelqualität Quality Assurance Qualitätssicherung Verbraucherzufriedenheit food quality

Authors and affiliations

  • Monika J. A. Schröder
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  1. 1.Faculty of Business and ArtsQueen Margaret University CollegeEdinburghUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-07870-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-07283-7
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