Special Issue "Sustainable Food Consumption Practices: Insights into Consumer Experience"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020).
Interests: consumer studies, alternative food network, local food consumption, sustainable food consumption
It is my pleasure to extend this invitation to potentially interested researchers in the field of sustainable consumption. In recent years, the increasing consumer concern towards food safety, environmental sustainability and social justice issues have stimulated new consumption practices more oriented towards social, economic and environmental sustainability (Migliore et al., 2015; Graziano and Forno, 2012).
These include the growing consumers' preferences towards organic food, local food, and other sustainable foods and beverages consumption (Galati et al., 2019; Feldmann and Hamm, 2015), as well as the spread of alternative distribution chains, which emphasize the short-distance transportation of food and the direct relationship between consumers and producers (Hashem et al., 2018).
In addition, these sustainable consumption practices seem also to involve tourist destination choices (Cucculelli and Goffi, 2016), rural tourism and gastronomy interest (Green and Dougherty, 2008).
This Special Issue aims to contribute to the literature on sustainable consumption practices by enriching discussions on consumers experiences and by emphasizing the motivational and demographic factors as well as the cultural and situational factors that guide consumer behaviour towards these practices.
Dr. Giuseppina Migliore
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- Local food
- Organic food
- Sustainable food and beverages
- Sustainable tourism
- Rural tourism
- Alternative food networks
- Consumer behaviour.