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A Study on Consumer Behaviour towards FMCG Products among the Rural-Suburban HHs of Ernakulam

* and Jelsy Joseph2
Anilkumar N1 1Research Scholar & Chief Manager, Department of Commerce & Business Management, Karpagam University, Coimbatore, India 2Former Dean, Department of Commerce and Business Management, Karpagam University, Coimbatore, India
Abstract :

The rural consumers are known to earn low income, have low level of literacy, low level of brand awareness, asymmetric information, inadequate communication and transportation facilities. The Rural markets and sub-urban markets are now expanding in Kerala with ever greater penetration index, as the growth seems stunted in the urban markets. In this study, Rural & suburban areas of Ernakulam with a sample size of 100 respondents. The study intends to identify the level of influence of various factors on the purchase of FMCG products-soaps &detergents among the rural/ semi urban consumers. The study emphasized that rural consumers gave more importance to the ‘quality’ of the FMCG-personal care brands they bought rather than the normative influences or social appeal vide celebrity endorsements in the mass media. 

Keywords :
Consumer behavior; Demographics; Rural consumer; FMCG products; SED; Attitude

Date Deposited : 04 May 2016 21:55

Last Modified : 04 May 2016 21:55

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Volume 3, Number 5, December 2015 , ISSN 2162-6359

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