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Opportunities and Drawbacks of Extended Opening Hours versus Online Shopping in the German Food Trade

On the Basis of a Consumer Behaviour Analysis

©2003 Diplomarbeit 123 Seiten

Zusammenfassung

Inhaltsangabe:Abstract:
This report analyses whether the German market is ripe for online grocery shopping or whether German food retailers should continue fighting for their right to extend the opening hours. The research question of this project is:
Opportunities and drawbacks of extended opening hours versus online shopping in the German food trade on the basis of a consumer behaviour analysis
Both secondary and primary data have been collected. Secondary data has been essential in providing background information for this project. The literature mainly gives information about research methods, concepts of market analysis and consumer behaviour, the German market and e-business.
Primary quantitative data has been collected implementing the concept of judgement sampling to give indications of trends and attitudes in the German population. 152 German supermarket customers have been interviewed face to face. In addition primary qualitative research has been undertaken with the help of four in-depth interviews with experts from the supermarket industry.

Inhaltsverzeichnis:Table of Contents:
1.Introduction6
1.1Objectives8
2.Research Methodology10
2.1Primary Data10
2.2Secondary Data11
3.Scenario Analysis12
4.The German Market15
4.1The German Law of Opening Hours15
4.2Definitions16
4.3Extension of Opening Hours17
4.4Porter’s Five Forces Analysis19
4.4.1Threat of Entry19
4.4.2Bargaining Power of Suppliers20
4.4.3Bargaining Power of Buyers20
4.4.4Threat of Substitutes21
4.4.5Rivalry among Participants21
4.5SWOT Analysis of German Market for E-grocers22
4.5.1Strengths22
4.5.2Weaknesses24
4.5.3Opportunities26
4.5.4Threats27
5.Online Issues28
5.1General Advantages and Disadvantages of Online Shopping28
5.1.1Benefits of e-commerce28
5.1.2Problems of e-commerce28
5.2Factors influencing Online Shopping in Germany29
5.2.1Internet Familiarity30
5.2.2Credit Card Use31
5.2.3At Home Access31
5.2.4Convenience32
5.3Requirements for becoming an e-grocer33
6.Primary Research Findings36
6.1Quantitative Survey36
6.1.1Frequency of Grocery shopping37
6.1.2Preferred Shopping Time37
6.1.3Frequency of Internet Usage38
6.1.4Amount of Internet Usage38
6.1.5Types of Internet Usage39
6.1.6Items Bought Online39
6.1.7Non-Online Groceries40
6.1.8Major Reasons for and against the Extension of Opening Hours41
6.1.9Major Reasons for and against Online Grocery Shopping41
6.2In-depth Interviews42
7.Consumer Behaviour […]

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Seiten
123
Erscheinungsform
Originalausgabe
Jahr
2003
ISBN (eBook)
9783832483609
ISBN (Paperback)
9783838683607
DOI
10.3239/9783832483609
Dateigröße
829 KB
Sprache
Englisch
Institution / Hochschule
Hochschule Bremen – Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Erscheinungsdatum
2004 (Oktober)
Note
2,0
Schlagworte
lebensmittelhandel ladenöffnungszeiten supermärkte konsumentenverhalten

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Titel: Opportunities and Drawbacks of Extended Opening Hours versus Online Shopping in the German Food Trade