Ethel’s Chocolate Lounges: Back to the Future? Chocolate Lounges Taste Sweet Success

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Ethel’s Chocolate Lounges: Back to the Future? Chocolate Lounges Taste Sweet Success 10/25/2011 1. Describe the type of consumer buying decision that best describes the choice to indulge at Ethel’s. Ethel’s Chocolate lounges are chocolate or candy based restaurants that where created by the Mars corporation. The Mars Corporation is the same corporation that makes the famous M&M candy. In the case study on Ethel’s Chocolate Lounges we learn that the Mars Corporation has made many modifications to better the chocolate lounges. They strive to be more like Starbucks, and to sell the experience of having great atmosphere, gourmet chocolate, and at very reasonable prices. Through marketing strategies the Mars Corporation had many…show more content…
Buyer’s behavior is strongly influenced by members of their family. Personal factors can also affect the consumer behavior. Some of the important personal factors that influence the buying behavior are: lifestyle, economic situation, occupation, age, personality and self-concept. Age and life-cycle have potential impact on the consumer buying behavior. The occupation of a person has significant impact on his buying behavior. Consumer economic situation has great influence on his buying behavior. If the income and savings of a customer is high then he will purchase more expensive products. On the other hand, a person with low income and savings will purchase inexpensive products. Lifestyle of customers is another import factor affecting the consumer buying behavior. There are four important psychological factors affecting the consumer buying behavior. These are: perception, motivation, learning, beliefs and attitudes. The level of motivation also affects the buying behavior of customers. Every person has different needs such as physiological needs, biological needs, and social needs. Customer possesses specific belief and attitude towards various products. Since such beliefs and attitudes make up brand image and affect consumer buying behavior; therefore, marketers are interested in them. 3. Justify which factor you think will motivate a consumer the most. The factor I believe a consumer is motivated by the

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