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Vol. 11, Special Issue 5 (2022)

To determine the market share of marketing channels involving in marketing of tomato seed (VNR) in Meerut district of Uttar Pradesh

Author(s):
Abhishek Deshwal, Sanjay Kumar, Pratyasha Tripathi and Vikash Singh
Abstract:
This study established attractive attributes and consumer desires for fresh tomatoes. Three focus groups (n = 28 participants) were conducted to explore how consumers perceived tomatoes, including how they purchased and consumed them. Subsequently, an Adaptive Choice Based Conjoint (ACBC) survey was conducted to understand consumer preferences toward traditional tomatoes. The ACBC survey with Kano questions (n = 1037 consumers in Raleigh, NC) explored the importance of colour, firmness, size, skin, texture, interior, seed presence, flavor, and health benefits. The most important tomato attribute was colour, then juice when sliced, followed by size, followed by seed presence, which was at parity with firmness. An attractive tomato was red, firm, medium/small sized, crisp, meaty, juicy, flavorful, and with few seeds. Deviations from these features resulted in a tomato that was rejected by consumers. Segmentations of consumers were determined by patterns in utility scores. External attributes were the main drivers of tomato liking, but different groups of tomato consumers exist with distinct preferences for juiciness, firmness, flavor, and health benefits. Face-to-face interviews of produce customers at Markets in UP yielded data on consumers ‘tastes and preferences, quantities purchased, and prices paid for fresh tomatoes. Purchase behavior indicated that during the local season, consumers preferred tomatoes grown in UP to tomatoes from other origins. Data were fitted to demand equations to determine the factors affecting demand for fresh tomatoes. Tomato origin significantly influenced consumer purchases. Consumer perceptions of product characteristics such as colour, freshness, nutrition, and appearance do not appear to significantly influence tomato purchase patterns.
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How to cite this article:
Abhishek Deshwal, Sanjay Kumar, Pratyasha Tripathi and Vikash Singh. To determine the market share of marketing channels involving in marketing of tomato seed (VNR) in Meerut district of Uttar Pradesh. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(5S): 729-731.

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