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Factors Influencing Milk Powder Brand Preference: A Case from Kegalle District of Sri Lanka

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A. G. K. Wijesinghe ,

Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, LK
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N. R. Abeynayake,

Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, LK
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R. L. C. Priyadarshani

Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, LK
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Undergraduate
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Abstract

Recent information released through the mass media related to contamination of imported milk powder with hazardous components has made a considerable effect on the preference of milk powder brands among the consumers in Sri Lanka. This study was focused to investigate: (1) the factors influencing consumer brand preference for local and imported milk powder brands, (2) whether these identified factors have significant influences on consumer preference in milk powder brands. A questionnaire survey was conducted by means of face to face interview to gather primary data from a sample of 250 respondents covering five Divisional Secretariats in Kegalle District. Data were analyzed by using confirmatory factor analysis in AMOS in SPSS. The study shows that trust on the brand, product factors and brand loyalty are the main factors that significant and highly influence consumer brand preference for a particular milk powder brand. Findings of this study are important to milk brand producers, investors, policymakers, marketers, relevant enterprises and government to implement necessary product improvements and quality enhancement in the milk powder industry.

How to Cite: Wijesinghe, A.G.K., Abeynayake, N.R. and Priyadarshani, R.L.C., 2020. Factors Influencing Milk Powder Brand Preference: A Case from Kegalle District of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Marketing, 6(2), pp.1–24. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljmuok.v6i2.40
Published on 08 Dec 2020.
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