Cho Y, Rha H & Burt S (2015) The Impact of Customer Awareness of Manufacturer Name Disclosure on Retail Brand Attitudes and Loyalty in Korea. Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, 22, pp. 128-137. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jretconser.2014.10.008
This paper explores the impact of exposing the name of the manufacturer on a retail brand product upon national brand loyalty, retail brand loyalty and store loyalty, It does so by exploring customer attitudes towards retail brands in South Korea, where there is a legal requirement for retail brands to portray the manufacturer׳s name. For international retailers entering markets where such disclosure is a legal requirement an understanding of the implications of this for retail brand management is essential. The findings suggest that in the Korean case revealing the name of the manufacturer who supplies the retail brand on the product packaging has a positive influence on attitudes towards retail brands, although it did not mitigate the perceived risks held by customers towards retail brand products in general.
Manufacturer׳s name disclosure;
National brand loyalty;
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