Accession Number : ADA115644

Title :   A Study of Metric Conversion of Distilled Spirits Containers: A Policy and Planning Evaluation.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Simpson,James A ; Barsby,Steve L

PDF Url : ADA115644

Report Date : 28 Oct 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : This report is the Task 4 report and final product for 'A Study of Metric Conversion of Distilled Spirits Containers: A Policy and Planning Evaluation', performed by Applied Concepts Corporation for the United States Metric Board (USMB). This report summarizes the results for the entire project, which entailed: conducting a detailed case study of the distilled spirits conversion; developing and analyzing a set of hypothetical scenarios regarding the circumstances of the conversion and USMB's possible role in it; assessing the completeness and clarity of USMB's planning guidelines; conducting a survey of consumer awareness of and attitudes toward the conversion; and analyzing the implications of the findings from all the above for USMB policy. The report presents a brief overview of the major findings from the case study, regarding the actual events, issues, and impacts of the distilled spirits conversion. It traces the impacts of possible USMB intervention strategies under several alternative scenarios, in the context of the distilled spirits conversion. The study assesses the planning guidelines and analyzes the implications for USMB policy and presents a concise summary of findings and 'lessons learned' over the course of this project. Consumer survey results are attached in an Appendix.

Descriptors :   *Containers, *Alcohols, *Metric system, *Industries, Marketing, Conversion, Policies, Planning, Economic analysis, Economic impact, Savings, Costs, Benefits, Alcohol consumption, Consumers, Public opinion, United States Government, Case studies

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Food, Food Service and Nutrition
      Containers and Packaging

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE