The Influence of Consumer Characteristics on the Acceptance of New Seaweed Food Products
This paper examines the factors that influence the acceptance of the new products. 304 participants from ages 16 and above were each given a sample of seaweed cake, seaweed chocolate, seaweed crackers and seaweed biscuits to taste. Data on consumersâ€™ characteristics and consumersâ€™ willingness to accept these products were collected through a self-administered questionnaire. The study shows that consumersâ€™ characteristics play a significant role in the food choice. Beliefs the consumers hold about the outcome of accepting the new food products will strongly affect his/her acceptance of the new seaweed food products.
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