The Impact of Brand and Category Characteristics on Consumer Stock-Out Reactions
46 Pages Posted: 18 Jan 2003
Date Written: 25 2002, 11
We develop two models to test hypotheses on the specific impact ofbrand and category characteristics on consumer stock-out responses.Our empirical results show that both characteristics are importantdeterminants. Consumers are more product loyal in hedonic productgroups than in utilitarian product groups and consumers are more brandloyal to high equity brands than to low equity brands. Brand loyaltyis especially strong for high equity brands in hedonic product groups.Our study also confirms findings from prior research on OOS reactions.Theoretical and managerial implications of the findings of the studyare discussed.
Keywords: brand management, retailing, fast moving consumer goods, consumers, marketing-models
JEL Classification: M, M31, C44, M39
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