The present study analyzes the influence of private brand image on the formation of store equity. Special attention is made to the possible influence of the knowledge of the private brand as an offer of the establishment itself. From an empirical perspective, Decathlon establishments are analyzed, using the opinions of 300 consumers. The results obtained in the investigation showed the importance of strengthening a private, positive and favourable brand image, as a means for building a solid image of the store that, in turn, will also influence the creation of the store equity, a key point for the commercial success. Contrary to expected, the knowledge versus non knowledge of the private brand as an offer of the distributor does not have an influence on the proposed relationships.
"An important element in developing private label equity is consumers' perception of store image, since for most retailers the store is the prime contact point with consumers as well as the major means of communicating private label value (Burt and Mavrommatis 2006). Additionally, previous research reveals that store image has a direct and positive effect on private label image, value and purchase intention (Wu, Yeh, and Hsiao 2011; Bigné, Borredá, and Miquel 2013); so that the more positive a store image, the higher would be the consumers' purchase intention (Grewal et al. 1998; Wu, Yeh, and Hsiao 2011). According to Vahie and Paswan (2006), consumers use the store image as a cue for purchasing private label brands. "
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: In recent years the retail industry has been characterized by the fast growth of private
labels, with an increase of the offer of private labels and the enhancement of their value
in the marketplace. This research focuses in private label brand equity to deepen the
understanding of its origins, by analyzing two alternative customer-based conceptual
models. The present study was developed in the large retailing industry, comprising
different retailing formats that offer private labels to consumers. Our findings suggest a
conceptual private label brand equity model, which is slightly different from the
Aaker’s brand equity model, considering store image as an antecedent and stressing its
importance in building and enhancing private labels’ brand equity. Additionally,
retailers searching for successful ways to compete in the retail market need to examine
in more detail the customer-based brand equity related to their private labels
The International Review of Retail Distribution and Consumer Research 03/2014; 24(4):431-452. DOI:10.1080/09593969.2014.890953
"Based on previous research it is assumed that three dimensions have positive direct effects on store brand customer-based equity and purchase intention (Figure 1). Store brand price image has been proved as an important criterion for purchasing choice (Colla, 2003), and literature also provides empirical support for the influence of perceived quality and store commercial image on consumer shopping intentions for store brands ( Jara and Cliquet, 2012; Bigné et al., 2013). "
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Store brands have grown exponentially in the past decade worldwide, and a further increase is expected due to economic downturn, which makes up an increasingly competitive market with great research interest.This research focuses in customer-based store brand value by comparing three different retailing formats –supermarkets, hypermarkets and discounters-, in order to assess how store brand value stems from and to understand the store format influence. Respondents were randomly selected and data were collected using an on-line structured questionnaire, focusing on Spanish large retailers. Then, hypotheses were tested performing Structural Equation Modeling.
Our results suggest that perceived quality, price image along with store commercial image have significant positive influence on store brand value and purchase intent. Moreover, store brands’ performance in the marketplace depends on different variables across the analyzed retailing formats. These variables may be managed by retailers in order to enhance their own brands’ value proposition. These research implications should be considered within the context of a geographical limitation, despite providing the basis for further research on the topic. The study adds to the growing literature in retailing a cross-store format comparative analysis, remaining a deeper understanding on how store brands create value from the consumers’ standpoint, based on an empirical research in a European developed market.
International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management 11/2013; 42(7):595-612. DOI:10.1108/IJRDM-04-2013-0085 · 0.54 Impact Factor
"consumer goods. Spain has become one of the European countries with higher increase in store brands market share (Bigné, Borredá & Miquel, 2013). From 2007, with the onset of recession store brands have experienced a steadily increase in their market share, accounting for the 41% of the Spanish marketplace (Symphony IRI consultancy, 2011). "
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Store brands account for 41% of the Spanish market share in 2011, and a further increase is expected in next years due to economic crisis, which makes up an increasingly competitive market with great research interest. In this context, our study aims to analyze which variables have a relevant influence on store Brand Equity from the consumers’ standpoint in the current downturn context, providing an empirical research on the Spanish large retailing. We carried out an on-line questionnaire to customers of store brands residing in Spain, obtaining a total amount of 362 valid responses regarding the Spanish large retailers Mercadona, Dia, Eroski, Carrefour and El Corte Inglés. Then, the analysis was performed by Structural Equation Modeling (SEM). Results obtained suggest that store commercial image has the higher influence on both store brand perceived quality and store brand awareness, and in relation with the sources of store Brand Equity, the dimension store brand awareness shows the greater influence on the formation of store Brand Equity. This study is of great interest for large retailers who wish to increase their store brands’ value proposition to the marketplace, especially during economic downturns.
Revista Europea de Direccion y Economia de la Empresa 09/2013; 19:136-146. DOI:10.1016/j.iedee.2013.03.001
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