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Consumer response to monochrome Guideline Daily Amount nutrition labels

Yasemin Boztug, Hans Jørn Juhl, Ossama Elshiewy and Morten Jensen

Food Policy, 2015, vol. 53, issue C, 1-8

Abstract: Front-of-pack (FOP) nutrition labelling has received extensive political attention in recent years. Most studies assessing the influence of nutrition labelling focus on consumer attention to labels, while few concentrate on its effects on actual purchase behaviour. In this study, we present results from an analysis of scanner data provided by a large UK retailer. We focus on two food categories, using store-brand products that are labelled with a front-of-pack, monochrome Guideline Daily Amount (GDA) nutrition label. The analyses are based on models at both an aggregated and disaggregated level to enable us to identify as many influencing factors on food choice as possible. We utilize the SSAg/1 health score for our food categories as a dependent variable to obtain an objective measure of healthiness.

Keywords: Front-of-pack nutrition labelling; GDA; Purchase behaviour; Scanner panel data (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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DOI: 10.1016/j.foodpol.2015.03.002

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