The impact of Brand Authenticity on Brand Attachment in the Food Industry

Ioannis Assiouras, Georgia Liapati, Georgios Kouletsis, Michalis Koniordos

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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the impact of brand authenticity on brand
attachment and subsequently on consumer behaviour related to food brands.
Design/methodology/approach – Results are derived from primary data collected from a consumer
sample in Greece. Respondents rate their brand authenticity and brand attachment for two well
established authentic Greek brands in the food industry.
Findings – The study confirms that brand authenticity predicts the brand attachment, while brand
attachment influences consumers purchase intentions, willingness to pay more and promote the brand.
Practical implications – The benefits of brand authenticity should not be ignored and should be
protected by the brand managers of food brands because it can be the one of the competitive
advantages that can be leveraged in the competitive food industry sector.
Originality/value – It provides the required empirical support for the impact of brand authenticity on
brand attachment and behavioural intentions in the food industry.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)538-552
Number of pages15
JournalBritish Food Journal
Volume117
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Brand attachment
  • Brand authenticity

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