7UP® is reuniting with pop culture icon, Fido Dido, the witty, wriggly-haired King of Chill, to celebrate the refreshing lemon lime beverage and encourage people to slow down and appreciate the little things in life. Fido Dido will appear across 7UP Free limited-edition packs from April in an effort to drive visibility on shelf and to introduce the character and his mentality to a new generation of shoppers, bringing them into the category as part of the brand’s Feels Good to Be Free campaign.

7UP Free is the fastest growing lemon and lime sub-brand within convenience[1] and warrants focus as the brand is driving growth within the fruit carbonates category[2], convincingly beating its closest competitor in recent taste testing[3]. 7UP Free provides a key opportunity for retailers to increase their sparkling beverage sales as it attracts more shoppers looking for no sugar, no calorie alternatives, driving additional value into the category[4].

Rachel Phillips, OOH Commercial Director at Britvic, comments, “The 7UP Free limited edition cans will be available as part of our hugely successful 2 for £1 PMP dealwithin the impulse channel, providing retailers with an additional sales opportunity. The launch of the limited edition packs also ties in perfectly with the brand’s 90th anniversary celebrations that get under way in April. 7UP – and in particular Fido Dido as a character – embodies a feeling of being free to be yourself and we are investing heavily in the campaign to raise awareness amongst shoppers.”

“The launch will be supported with its biggest integrated marketing campaign in the UK to date, including TV launching in June and running for six weeks to support the limited edition packs. 7UP and Fido Dido will be front of mind for shoppers across the summer, a key period for retailers’ soft drink sales,” adds Farnworth.

The 7UP Free limited edition Fido Dido packs will be available from April to October and in addition to the TV campaign, it will be supported by outdoor, VOD, digital, PR, sampling and experiential activations throughout the summer.

[1] Nielsen, Total Impulse, Value MAT 19.01.19

[2] Nielsen WE 14/4-WE 29/9. Sprite = 3.3g of sugar x 3.243M RTDL

[3] UK Competitive Assessment (n=407/406). October 2018

[4] Kantar Worldpanel, Take Home Market, Gains/ Loss Analysis, 52w/e 24.02.19

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