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Questions for consumers, producers and retailers
Total Responses : 691 on 691

   Please indicate your country of residence compulsory
DE-Germany  122
BE-Belgium  109
FI-Finland  104
UK-United Kingdom  71
AT-Austria  65
FR-France  57
ES-Spain  27
SV-Sweden  21
PT-Portugal  20
IT-Italy  19
EL-Greece  15
Other  14
DK-Denmark  13
IR-Ireland  9
LU-Luxembourg  7
NL-Netherlands  6
NO-Norway  2
IS-Iceland  1
FL-Liechtenstein  1

   Are you a compulsory
Consumer  650
Producer or retailer  41

Questions for consumers
Total Responses : 691 on 691

   Are you field optional
Male  321
Female  188

   How many persons live in your household (including yourself)? field optional
2  183
1  106
3  87
4  86
5 or more  45

   Do you buy the same brand repeatedly when you go shopping? field optional
Often  348
Sometimes  123
Always  21
Never  13

   How many first time purchases and/or changes of a brand do you make when you go shopping? field optional
1 in 5  176
1 in 10  122
1 in 3  115
1 in 20  69
Never  10

   Would you change brand if the quantity contained in a pack or a bottle was more to your liking? field optional
Yes, if the quality was the same  300
Maybe  109
No, probably not  53
Yes, always  41

   Should, in general, quantities contained in a pack or a bottle be: field optional
No change  277
Larger  102
Smaller  99

   For roasted coffee, ground or whole beans, which quantity do you prefer to buy? field optional
Most sold (= 250g)  210
Larger  161
I do not buy this product  92
Smaller  38

   For instant coffee, which quantity do you prefer to buy? field optional
I do not buy this product  264
Most sold (= 200g)  103
Larger  74
Smaller  57

   For wine, which quantity do you prefer to buy? field optional
Most sold (= 75cl)  331
Larger  80
Smaller  53
I do not buy this product  33

   For spirits, which quantity do you prefer to buy? field optional
Most sold (= 70cl)  197
Larger  109
Smaller  98
I do not buy this product  91

   For flour, which quantity do you prefer to buy? field optional
Most sold (= 1kg)  281
Larger  97
Smaller  91
I do not buy this product  27

   For sugar, which quantity do you prefer to buy? field optional
Most sold (= 1kg)  322
Smaller  88
Larger  71
I do not buy this product  20

Questions for producers and retailers
Total Responses : 691 on 691

   What is the size of your company, number of employees? field optional
250 or more  24
10-25  3
26-49  3
50-249  3
6-9  2
1-5  1
0  0

   Is your company specialised in producing/retailing one product or more? field optional
A range of related products  19
A range of related and unrelated products  9
One main product and a few derived products  6
One product  3

   Choose the product which you would like to answer questions about field optional
Spirits  5
White sugar  5
Non-white sugar  4
Fruit juice  2
Non-sparkling wine  1
Cider  1
Beer  1
Water  1
Cheese  1
Cereal flour  1
Rice  1
Dried vegetables or fruits  1
Roasted coffee, ground or whole beans  1
Ice-cream  1
Sparkling wine  0
Vinegar  0
Olive oil  0
Milk  0
Butter  0
Salt  0
Breakfast cereals  0
Pasta  0
Preserves of vegetables or fruits in glass or tins  0
Instant (soluble) coffee  0
Chocolate  0
Pet-food  0
Paint and varnish  0
Glue  0
Cleaning products  0
Products for skin and oral hygiene  0
Toothpaste  0
Hair-care products and bath products  0
Deodorant  0
Talcum powder  0
Solid soap  0
Soft soap  0
Soap in flakes/chips  0
Washing products  0
Scouring powder  0
Pre-wash and soaking products  0
Solvents  0
Lubricating oils  0
Aerosols  0
Knitting yarns  0

   Are you a field optional
Producer  34
Retailer  6

Questions for producers
Total Responses : 691 on 691

   How many different pack or bottle sizes of [the chosen product] do you produce? field optional
more than 10  17
1 to 5  10
6 to 10  6

   Is there market pressure on you to produce more varied pack or bottle sizes? field optional
No change  14
Yes, both larger and smaller  11
Yes, smaller  5
Yes, larger  4

   Is it easy for you to change pack or bottle sizes in the pre-packaged products from your product-line? field optional
No  16
Yes, with some change of machine parts  10
Yes  7

   Do you feel pressure to follow the market leader? field optional
Sometimes  19
Never  9
Always  7
Often  6

Questions for retailers
Total Responses : 691 on 691

   How many different pack or bottle sizes of the chosen product do you stock? field optional
5 or more  8
2  2
3  2
4  1
1  0

   Do consumers ask for quantities that you can’t deliver? field optional
Sometimes  9
Often  2
Never  2

   Do you allot shelf space according to turnover? field optional
Yes  9
Sometimes  3
No  1

   Do you feel pressure to follow the market leader? field optional
Sometimes  7
Always  5
Never  1
Often  0

Thank you very much for your co-operation
Total Responses : 691 on 691

   How did you perceive this questionnaire? compulsory
Expectations not met  359
Expectations met  332

   Why? field optional
Too general  130
Irrelevant in content  128
Too short  60
Too difficult to understand  13
Too technical  3
Too long  2