Opinion of Commercialization of Ready-to-Eat Korean Foods by Food-Related Lifestyle Segments in Koreans and Non-Koreans

내국인 외국인의 식생활라이프스타일에 따른 세분시장별 한식 편의식품 상품화 의견

  • Yi, Na-Young (Department of Food and Nutrition, Daejeon University) ;
  • Choi, Bo-Ram (Major in Nutrition Education, Graduate School of Education, Dankook University) ;
  • Chang, Hye-Ja (Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Dankook University)
  • 이나영 (대전대학교 식품영양학과) ;
  • 최보람 (단국대학교 교육대학원 영양교육전공) ;
  • 장혜자 (단국대학교 식품영양학과)
  • Received : 2015.12.30
  • Accepted : 2016.02.01
  • Published : 2016.04.30


The purposes of this study were to explore food-related lifestyle segments for commercialization of ready-to-eat Korean foods, to identify their demographic characteristics, and to evaluate perceptions and preferences related to Korean foods. The subjects consisted of 266 Koreans and 212 non-Koreans in Seoul, Gyeonggi, and Daejeon, Korea including in Grapevine of the US. Koreans' scores for food-related lifestyle of taste seeking and convenience seeking were significantly higher than those of non-Koreans. Through cluster analysis, four segments for Koreans were identified: health-oriented group, diet-oriented group, rationality-oriented group, and price-sensitive group. The clusters for non-Koreans were classified into four segments: taste-oriented group, rationality-oriented group, diet-oriented group, and convenience-oriented group. Significant differences were detected among the four segments in terms of demographic characteristics. There were significant differences in perceptions and preferences related to Korean foods by food-related lifestyle segments of non-Koreans. Japchae, Bibimbap, and Naengmyeon were selected as the most likely to purchase ready-to-eat food items for Korean clusters, whereas Bulgoggi and Bibimbap were selected for non-Korean clusters. This study shows that food companies wanting to promote commercialization of Korean foods should consider characteristics of each segment of food-related lifestyle.


Supported by : 한국과학재단


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