Den mångfacetterade försäljaren : en studie om förpackningsdesignens roll i konkurrenssituationer
Abstract (Summary)In highly competitive markets it is no longer necessarily the core product that is the decisive factor for a customer in a choice situation. It could be a number of other factors that control if a product is bought by the customer or left on the shelf in the store. This thesis focuses on how packaging design can be used as a competitive tool. Therefore is the aim of the thesis to create concepts for the mechanisms that make possible the role of packaging design in competitive situations. The aim is seen as relevant since the authors have discovered a lack of theories that can explain the importance of packaging design as a competitive tool.A research has been carried out in order to answer the thesis’ aim. The research has included nine interviews with representatives from suppliers in the Swedish market for fast moving consumer goods as for example Wasabröd AB, Gunnar Dafgård AB and Spendrups Bryggeri AB. Interviews with three design agencies have also been made with the idea to create a broader image of the subject of the thesis. The result of the research consists of a number of concepts that are seen as valuable in explaining de underlying mechanisms that control the role of packaging design. These concepts concern the exposure of a package, added value, core value and fit, where the last mention touch upon how well a package design reflects the price, quality and target group of a core product. In the conclusion a concept is also created for what can be seen as the product as well as how the underlying organization and the customers’ assessment of benefits can affect the design of the package.
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Date of Publication:03/07/2006