Journal article

Is mandatory country-of-origin labelling a retrograde step in the long run?

Mario J Miranda, László Kónya

The International Review of Retail Distribution and Consumer Research | Informa UK Limited | Published : 2006

Abstract

There is a strong push from the farming community in Australia to persuade the government to legislate the compulsory display of country-of-origin labelling on retail products. This research examines the label elements considered by grocery shoppers who are inclined to examine the country of manufacture. Shoppers are most likely to consider the brand name when choosing a product, with the odds ratio of taking note of the country of manufacture being the largest for those consumers who scrutinize the name of the product and for those who ascribe the highest importance to the product's country of manufacture. Overt identification as Australian origin, for products without a recognizable brand ..

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