A Quantitative Survey of Consumer Perceptions of Smart Food Packaging in China
Li, Ting; Lloyd, Kayna; Brich, John; Wu, Xiaomeng; Mirosa, Miranda
This study quantified the acceptability of smart food packaging technologies and determined their associations with sociodemographic, attitudinal, and behavioral characteristics of consumers in China. Two quantitative surveys were conducted using an intercept method in Beijing with one for intelligent food packaging and the other for active food packaging. Chi-square tests of independence and contingency tables were used to determine the acceptability of smart food packaging and significant associations with multiple variables. Smart packaging was accepted by 56% of participants in both surveys. Marital status and employment status were associated with the acceptance of active packaging, while consumer interactions with current food packaging were associated with the acceptance of intelligent packaging. Acceptance of both active and intelligent packaging was associated with trust in multiple institutions. This study is the first to provide broad information about Chinese consumers' acceptance of smart packaging technologies for food products. Findings from this research can contribute to further detailed consumer studies in product-specific packaging designs.
Rights Statement: https://doi.org/10.1002/fsn3.1563
Keywords: active packaging; consumer acceptance; consumer preference; intelligent packaging; smart packaging
Research Type: Journal Article