Special Issue "New Opportunities for the Analysis of Consumer Attitude and Decision Making in the Food Sector"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 August 2022) | Viewed by 8376
Interests: environmental economics; sustainable agricultural development; food economics
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The leading food demands are shaping and shifting our food industry. Consumers want their food to be nutritional and good for health, to contribute the environment and eco-system, and to support local communities and businesses. The global COVID-19 pandemic has further strengthened these desires. People have stronger preferences for a nutritious and healthy diet, and food security has gained more attention. Increasing concerns around natural resources, the environment, and ecological diversification plays a central role in our food purchasing decisions, and climate change has made food sustainability problems much more visible and urgent. Furthermore, buyers are curious about the locality and provenance of the goods, and locally produced food and direct farm-to-consumer shopping have increased. Consumers are willing to purchase and even pay a premium price to support their beliefs and attitudes; therefore, these leading food demands are at the forefront of the industry’s innovations, initiatives, and investments. What are the prominent trends of consumer beliefs, attitudes, preferences, and purchasing behaviors towards foods? How can these new trends of food demands further reshape the food industry? Those and related topics are of interest to this issue of Agriculture. This Special Issue invites submissions addressing these and other issues, shaping consumer attitudes and behaviors in the food sector.
Dr. Ting Meng
Prof. Dr. Anthony Saliba
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Foods is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2900 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- consumer attitude
- food preference
- food choices
- food consumption and expenditure
- food labelling
- food package
- food security
- food environment