Title

The future of banaspati in Pakistan & its implications on consumers and producer

Author

Unber Shakeel

Degree

Master of Business Administration Executive

Faculty / School

Faculty of Business Administration (FBA)

Year of Award

Spring 2019

Project Type

MBA Executive Research Project

Access Type

Restricted Access

Keywords

Industry -- Pakistan

Executive Summary

Health consciousness, awareness and information on consumables have led to many changes and implications for the manufacturers and the consumers. The use of cooking oil and Banaspati ghee all around the world is a part of food traditions. The region of South Asia has been the largest consumer and producer of cooking oil. The purpose of this research is to study the influence of healthy edible oils campaign on the consumers and manufacturers of Pakistan. The future of Banaspati manufactured by large companies in the region looks bleak as compliance with quality is compromised by many of the manufacturers as reported by the food and restaurant authority. This report aims to find out the causes and the future implication of Banaspati after the onslaught put forward by the authorities to provide healthy products or stop production through quantitative and qualitative techniques. The samples of 380 respondents were surveyed via online questionnaires. The study uses regression analysis to forecast results. The variables and constructs are also explained about the consumer perspective using correlation techniques. The findings display the fact that Banaspati ghee has adverse quality, which has the propensity to affect the health of consumers. Some of the health issues can arise out of Cardiac ailment, Cholesterol, blockage in arteries can be caused. Thus, there is a need for firms to work on bringing improvements in the industry. Moreover, the government should develop new regimes for local food authorities. The significance of the topic is that it provides the consumer perspective on the current situation including health awareness towards edible Banaspatilghee.

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