Factors Influencing Consumers Choice of Street-Foods and Fast-Foods in China

Factors Influencing Consumers Choice of Street-Foods and Fast-Foods in China

Haimanot B.Atinkut1,2, Yan Tingwu *1, Bekele Gebisa1, Shengze Qin1, Kidane Assefa1, Biruk Yazie3, Taye Melese2, Solomon Tadesse4, and Tadie Merie2

1College of Economics and Management, Huazhong Agricultural University, 430070 Wuhan, China
2College of Agriculture and Rural Transformation, University of Gondar, 196, Gondar, Ethiopia
3College of Agriculture and Environmental Science, Bahir Dar University, 79 Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
4Department of Marketing Management, Woliso Campus, Ambo University, 19, Ambo, Ethiopia

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The overarching aim of this paper is to examine empirical findings on the arena of consumers’ behavior and attitude towards intake of street-foods (SFs) and fast foods (FFs) status and associated risks of consumption in China. Presently, consuming SFs and FFs become populace and counted as manifestation of modernity in most fast growing countries, for instance, China. The SFs and FFs have believed to be a panacea to the major socio-economic problems for countries having large population. Over one quarter of the century FFs and SFs become rapidly expanded in China through the quick service provision of already prepared foods with reasonably prices and source of employment for swarming open country and city inhabitants end to end to its supply. FFs and SFs are the most preferred by consumers because of safety issue, reasonable price, ready-made nature, easily accessible, portability, and so on. Concurrently, the nutritional and health concerns in China told that the government is very committed to quarantine and certify FFs and SFs of Food safety and public healthy, particularly after melamine detected in milks in the year 2008. This later stimulated the Chinese regime to put into practice food safety law (FSL) in 2009 next to food hygiene law (FHL). FFs and SFs consumers in China are very conscious on food quality and give credit for safety than purchasing prices. Broadly speaking, as most of examined papers indulged that FF and SF choice rely on ‘safety first’ by consumers in China. To sustain vendors stock and satisfy consumers’ demand of SF and FF, avoiding health risks and change the existing perception and build trust is as a priority issue.

Keywords:Street food; risks; Obesity, fast-food; Overweight, health risks; vendors, consumers, China

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Haimanot B.Atinkut, Yan Tingwu, Bekele Gebisa, Shengze Qin, Kidane Assefa, Biruk Yazie, Taye Melese, Solomon Tadesse, and Tadie Merie. Factors Influencing Consumers Choice of Street-Foods and Fast-Foods in China. American Journal of Agricultural Research, 2018,3:24 (This articles has been retracted from American Journal of Agricultural Research ).


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