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Retail market segmentation: the use of consumer decision-making styles, overall satisfaction and demographics

RINA, M and SANGODOYIN, OLURANTI OLUKEMI (2017) Retail market segmentation: the use of consumer decision-making styles, overall satisfaction and demographics. The International Review of Retail, Distribution and Consumer Research. pp. 1-28. ISSN 0959-3969

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The objective of the current study was to determine segments of younger and older retail shoppers on the basis of the use of decisionmaking styles, overall satisfaction and demographic factors. To collect data for this study a structured questionnaire was administered to a sample of 894 urban shoppers residing in two cities in Botswana whose ages were between 18 and 64 years. The shoppers were intercepted in the shopping malls. The unique aspects of this study include the analysis of age differences in the factor structure of consumer decision-making styles as well as the investigation of hybrid segments of the general shopping public using consumer decision-making styles in conjunction with overall satisfaction and demographic factors. Eight decision-making styles emerged for both younger and older shoppers. However, only three styles being Time energy conserving, Perfectionism, and Habitual buying emerged in both age groups. The key findings also reflected that both younger and older shoppers were represented in three segments which were labelled as: uninhibited, functional and laid-back shoppers. Younger shoppers were also classified as recreational quality seekers whilst older shoppers were labelled as novelty–quality seekers. The use of decision-making styles varied significantly across the four segments in each age group. Further differences were observed based on overall satisfaction, education, marital status and income subject to the age group. These results represent a solid attempt to extend knowledge of shopping behaviour in a modern retail sector within a developing country, which is essential for retail mix development and positioning strategies.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Consumer decision-making styles; demographics; hybrid segments; overall satisfaction; market segmentation
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Depositing User: Dr Oluranti Olukemi Sangodoyin
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2020 15:37
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2020 15:37

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