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Cross-cultural differences in the perception of lamb between New Zealand and Chinese consumers in New Zealand

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posted on 2023-05-03, 22:20 authored by Scott HutchingsScott Hutchings, Luis Guerrero, Levi Smeets, Graham Eyres, Patrick Silcock, Enrique PavanEnrique Pavan, Carolina Realini
This study investigated differences between general New Zealand consumers and ethnic Chinese consumers living in New Zealand regarding the importance of lamb attributes at the point of purchase and opinions of New Zealand lamb. A central location test survey was undertaken with 156 New Zealand consumers living in Dunedin, New Zealand, and 159 Chinese consumers living in Auckland, New Zealand. In terms of importance at the point of purchase, Chinese consumers rated a number of attributes as more important than New Zealand consumers by a difference of >1.0 on a 9-point Likert scale for importance: animal origin, feeding, age, presence of hormones/residues, traceability, food safety, place of purchase, brand/quality label, and label information (p < 0.05). New Zealand consumers rated the price of other meats and animal welfare as more important than Chinese consumers (p < 0.05); however, the differences in scores were <1.0. In terms of opinions, Chinese consumers also considered New Zealand lamb to be better value for money, more additive-free, and more likely to make people feel good (p < 0.05), by scores >1.0 on a 7-point Likert scale for agreement. New Zealand consumers considered New Zealand lamb more traditional and boring (p < 0.05); however, the differences in scores were <1.0.

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  • English

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MDPI

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Foods

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2304-8158

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Hutchings, S. C., Guerrero, L., Smeets, L., Eyres, G. T., Silcock, P., Pavan, E., & Realini, C. E. (2022). Cross-cultural differences in the perception of lamb between New Zealand and Chinese consumers in New Zealand. Foods, 11(14), 2045. https://doi.org/10.3390/foods11142045

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