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Consumer Behavior towards Decision Making and Loyalty to Particular Brands

Oke, Adunola Oluremi and Kamolshotiros, Parinda and Popoola, Oluwamayowa Yewande and Ajagbe, Akintunde M. and Olujobi, Joshua Olusola (2016) Consumer Behavior towards Decision Making and Loyalty to Particular Brands. International Review of Management and Marketing, 6. pp. 43-52. ISSN 2146-4405

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Currently, consumers pay more attention to their health; there is a growing awareness of health benefits of healthy drinks such as the green tea. Green tea is a popular healthy drink that helps prevent many deadly diseases. There are increasing numbers of green tea manufacturers around the world especially in Thailand. This industry has overwhelmingly expanded due to high consumers demand and purchases. Previous studies show that the market of green tea beverage in Thailand is worth nearly 9000 million baht. The most popular green tea brand in Thailand known as “Oishi” accounts for over 50% of the total market share and as a result of the growing demand for this product, its market worth and benefits to the consumers, there is need to look at the consumers’ behavior towards the product. Hence, the purpose of this study is to explore the determinants of consumer behavior and decision making towards loyalty to Oishi green tea. A survey method using well-constructed questionnaire was administered to 50 consumers. The researchers utilized the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS version 19.0) as data analysis tool to run the analysis such as the Chi-square and correlation analysis. The findings of this study shows that the factors influencing Thai consumer decisions toward Oishi beverage green tea are perception values (brand awareness, brand association and brand loyalty) and perceived quality. In addition, there is a positive link between decision making and consumer loyalty behaviors which are re-purchasing and word-of-mouth behavior. This study discovered that apart from the four main factors well-thought-out in the literature review, there are other numerous factors (such as convenience to buy, taste, flavors, price and packaging) that influence consumer decision to buy and consume the Oishi green tea. Based on these findings, this study provides consciousness for further marketing research development and also the strategies for planning an efficient marketing strategy in responding to consumer needs.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Consumer Behavior, Brand Loyalty, Marketing Strategy, Repeat Purchase
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Management
Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2017 13:47
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2017 13:47

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