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Das Image deutscher Ökozeichen:Unterscheiden Verbraucher zwischen Öko-Verbandszeichen, Öko-Herstellermarken, Öko-Handelsmarken und dem Biosiegel?

Wirthgen, Dr. Antje (2005) Das Image deutscher Ökozeichen:Unterscheiden Verbraucher zwischen Öko-Verbandszeichen, Öko-Herstellermarken, Öko-Handelsmarken und dem Biosiegel? [The Image of Organic Labels: Do Consumers Differentiate between Labels of Organic Producer Organisations, Organic Brands, Retailers’ Own Organic Labels and the Federal ‘Biosiegel’?] In: Heß, J and Rahmann, G (Eds.) Ende der Nische, Beiträge zur 8. Wissenschaftstagung Ökologischer Landbau, kassel university press GmbH, Kassel.

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In Germany, consumers are confronted with more than 100 organic labels, which lead to uncertainty about the reliability of such labels. As a solution, one public organic label, the Bio-Siegel, was designed. This raises two questions from the marketing perspective: (1) Do any of the individual organic labels have a specific image, a unique selling proposition (USP)? (2) Does the federal Bio-Siegel reduce consumer uncertainty with organic products? The overall objective of this study is to reveal and compare product profiles and preferences for organic labels at the German food market. 300 face-to-face interviews of consumers using a standardised questionnaire were conducted. The survey addressed the importance of organic labelling compared to other purchase criteria, the recognition and purchase frequency of selected organic labels, associations, similarities and preferences for specific organic labels. Data were analysed by different qualitative and quantitative methods. First results show that some organic suppliers achieved a successful product positioning of their organic labels.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Poster
Keywords:Marktforschung, Marketing, Lebensmittelqualität
Subjects: Food systems > Food security, food quality and human health
Food systems > Markets and trade
Values, standards and certification
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2005: Scientific Conference on Organic Agriculture
Germany > University of Hannover > Institute of Biological Production Systems
Deposited By: Wirthgen, Dr. Antje
ID Code:3270
Deposited On:05 Mar 2005
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:29
Document Language:German - Deutsch
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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