Factors To Consider When Purchasing Food

Factors affecting food purchasing and Risk factor

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The following are factors to consider when buying food:

  1. Family needs: This refers to the family’s dietary needs, preferences for foods, likes and dislikes, and any dietary restrictions certain members may have due to illness or allergies.
  2. Family Size: The amount of food needed depends on how many people there are to feed.
  3. Food Preservation: The types and access of facilities for food preservation and storage.
  4. Harvesting season: Foods are most affordable and at their best when they are currently in season.
  5. Food Budget: This factor influences the quantity and type of food purchases.
  6. Where to get food: You can buy food at a market, a grocery store, or a specialty shop.


Risk Factors In Purchasing items

Risk is referred to as “The exposure to chance of damage or loss; a hazard or injury.”

When making a purchase, the emphasis is frequently on price rather than danger. According to conventional thinking, the goods with the lowest price is purchased. Therefore, the following are some purchase risk factors:

  1.  Risk of purchasing the wrong goods or items.
  2. Buying and using a product that is expected to last for a long time creates a sense of danger since the thought of “what if it breaks” is unsettling.
  3. Unacquaintance with the vendor: A first-time customer is someone who has never purchased the products previously from a firm or store. The fear of buying a fake product or low quality is also a major risk as well since there is usually a trust issues in the marketing business.
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