|Appears in Collections:||Marketing and Retail Journal Articles|
|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
|Title:||Hedonic and Utilitarian Shopper Types in Evolved and Created Retail Agglomerations|
hedonic and utilitarian shopping orientation
|Citation:||Teller C, Reutterer T & Schnedlitz P (2008) Hedonic and Utilitarian Shopper Types in Evolved and Created Retail Agglomerations, International Review of Retail, Distribution and Consumer Research, 18 (3), pp. 283-309.|
|Abstract:||This paper focuses on the impact of hedonic and utilitarian values of shopping on retail agglomeration patronage issues, in particular on shopping behaviour and the perception of retail agglomerations. Our empirical study is based on a discussion of agglomerations’ potential to attract utilitarian and hedonic shopper types. A sample of 2,139 customers were interviewed in a peripheral shopping mall as well as on an inner city shopping street and confronted with a multi-item scale operationalising shopping values as developed by Babin et al. (1994). Using a standard fuzzy c-means clustering algorithm we identified four distinct shopper types. The results show that hedonists are represented by a higher number of females, earn lower individual incomes and are less educated compared to utilitarians. Interestingly, a higher share of hedonists visited the shopping mall. Overall, they make more shopping trips to agglomerations, stay there longer, visit more stores and – depending on the agglomeration format – spend less than or the same amount as utilitarians. Finally, we see that those customers who are attracted by agglomerations because of atmospheric and price stimuli are typical hedonists.|
|Rights:||Published in The International Review of Retail, Distribution and Consumer Research by Taylor & Francis. This is an electronic version of an article published in The International Review of Retail, Distribution and Consumer Research, Volume 18, Number 3, July 2008, pp. 283-309. The International Review of Retail, Distribution and Consumer Research is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=0959-3969&volume=18&issue=3&spage=283|
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