Consumer Datasets

Despite increasing poverty and rapid urbanisation in the global south, urban food systems have not received the attention they deserve. However, in the past twenty years there has been increased attention paid to the entrance of modern/Western style food retail outlets like supermarkets, hypermarkets and convenience stores in developing countries, especially in urban areas.[...] Read more

hana as a developing country is working hard to become a middle income country by the year 2020. This is a step in the right direction toward competing favorably with the rest of the world and bettering the lot of its citizens ( a quest to become a middle income country, Ghana cannot rely on other countries for a large chunk of products to feed the domestic market. Most developed countries have achieved their objectives by depending on local production and government campaigns in support of the consumption of domestic goods (Elliot & Cameron 1994). The level of commitment to local products depends to a large extent on ethnocentrism (Sciffman & Kanuk, 1997).[...] Read more

The earliest known statement on consumer protection made apart from Lord Atkins’ ruling in the celebrated case of Donoghue vs. Stevenson was made by John F. Kennedy in 1962 when he was the President of the United States of America. In his congressional speech which he delivered then he outlined four consumer rights; the right to safety, the right to be informed, the right to choose and the right to be heard.[...] Read more

In Ghana, the overall internet penetration rate increased from forty percent to forty-point seven percent as at the end of August, 2013 (Kwarteng & Pilik, 2016).Ghana has witnessed rapid technological changes having impact on people’s lives and commerce (ISSER Report, 2007).Making it possible for organisations to infuse technological innovations into their operations[...] Read more

Insurance is a tool by which a small number are compensated out of funds (premium payment) collected from plenteous. Insurance company pays back for financial uses arising out of occurrence of insured evidence. Insurance is protecting against uncertainties. It provides financial restart for sufferers insured within policy of insurance. Insurance essentially, is an arrangement where the losses experienced by few are extended over several who are exposed to similar risks. Insurance is a protection against financial loss arising on the happening of an unexpected event. Insurance companies collect premium to provide security for the purpose. As loss is paid out of the premium collected from the insuring public and the insurance companies act as trustees to the amount collected (RANI, 2007).[...] Read more

As it is with any other consumer product, bottled water demands thorough research with respect to consumer buying behaviour to serve as a guide to which present and future marketing activities should follow. This is more so, given the circumstances that the bottled water market is considered as one of the fastest growing markets in the beverage category. More recently, in 2008 the global bottled water consumption grew 4.5% to 218 billion liters, according to a report from drinks consultancy Zenith International (Palmer, 2009).[...] Read more

Approximately 2.2 million deaths caused by diarrhoea disease are recorded annually worldwide and most of these cases are attributed to contaminated food and water [1]. Although the vast majority of cases are mild, a significant number of cases are fatal and a high incidence of acute infections and chronic sequelae can lead to billions of dollars in medical costs, loss of productivity , and frequent recalls .[...] Read more

The Commission’s main operational activities in 2016 -2017 were in the area of tariff setting,utility performance monitoring and consumer protection.Following the major electricity and water tariff decision of 2015 which came into effect on 14 December 2015, the Commission in 2016-2017 continued to track the movement of cost components within conventional electricity generation, transmission and distribution,feed-in and net metering rates in respect of renewable energy sources, and water production and supply.The Commission decided to maintain the December 2015 rates as favourable hydro and natural gas supply meant that movements in these cost elements could be contained within the approved rates.[...] Read more