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A multi-category demand model incorporating inter-product proximity

Authors: Yu Ma, P.B. Seetharaman and V. Singh

Publication: Journal of Business Research, Volume 124, January 2021, Pages 152-162

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Published: 16 Jun 2021

Yu Ma article selected as a finalist 2019 Paul E. Green Award

Congratulations to Yu Ma, Associate Professor of Marketing and Bensadoun Scholar,  whose article “The Club Store Effect: Impact of Shopping in Warehouse Club Stores on Consumers' Packaged Food Purchases” has been selected as one of four finalists for the Journal of Marketing Research’s 2019 Paul E. Green Award

The Paul E. Green Award recognizes the best article in the Journal of Marketing Research within the last calendar year that demonstrates the most potential to contribute significantly to the practice of marketing research.

Publication: Journal of Marketing Research, Vol. 55, No. 2, April 2018

Authors: Kusum L. Ailawadi, Yu Ma and Dhruv Grewal

This article studies the impact of shopping at the warehouse club format on households' packaged food-for-home purchases. In addition to low prices, this format has several unique characteristics that can influence packaged food purchases. The empirical analysis uses a combination of households' longitudinal grocery purchase information, rich survey data, and detailed item-level nutrition information. After accounting for selection on observables and unobservables, the authors find a substantial increase in the total quantity (servings per capita) of purchases attributable to shopping at this format. Because there is no effect on quality of purchases, this translates into a substantial increase in calories, sugar, and saturated fat per capita. The increase comes primarily from storable and impulse foods and it is drawn equally from foods that have positive and negative health halos. The results have important implications for how marketers can create win–win opportunities for themselves and for consumers.

Published: 24 Apr 2019

Yu Ma, Laurette Dubé and Nathan Yang awarded 2018 SSHRC Insight Grant

Congratulations to Yu Ma, Associate Professor in Marketing, Laurette Dubé, Professor in Marketing and Nathan Yang, Assistant Professor in Marketing, on being awarded the 2018 SSHRC Insight Grant “An Empirical Investigation of Digital Goods Consumption and Its Impact

Published: 23 Jul 2018

The Club Store Effect: Impact of Shopping in Warehouse Club Stores on Consumers' Packaged Food Purchases

Authors: Kusum L. Ailawadi, Yu Ma and Dhruv Grewal

Publication: Journal of Marketing Research, Vol. 55, No. 2, 2018, pp. 193-207.

Abstract: 

This article studies the impact of shopping at the warehouse club format on households' packaged food-for-home purchases. In addition to low prices, this format has several unique characteristics that can influence packaged food purchases. The empirical analysis uses a combination of households' longitudinal grocery purchase information, rich survey data, and detailed item-level nutrition information. After accounting for selection on observables and unobservables, the authors find a substantial increase in the total quantity (servings per capita) of purchases attributable to shopping at this format. Because there is no effect on quality of purchases, this translates into a substantial increase in calories, sugar, and saturated fat per capita. The increase comes primarily from storable and impulse foods and it is drawn equally from foods that have positive and negative health halos. The results have important implications for how marketers can create win–win opportunities for themselves and for consumers.

Read abstract: Journal of Marketing Research

Published: 9 Jan 2018

Measuring the Efficiency of Category-Level Sales Response to Promotions

Authors: Trivedi, M., Gauri, D.K., Yu, M. 

Publication: Management Science, Vol. 63, No. 10, October 2017  

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Published: 6 Oct 2016

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