- GREAT TASTING new formulation containing no artificial preservatives, colourings or flavourings
In a move that will transform the butters and spreads category, FLORA, the UK’s number one spread brand[i], is reformulating its iconic portfolio to be made with 100% plant goodness.
Available across all channels from 18th March, the significant brand relaunch will be supported by a substantial marketing campaign including a new TV ad, airing later this year.
With great taste and product versatility at the heart of this transformation, FLORA Original, FLORA Light, FLORA Buttery and FLORA Dairy Free will be made from ingredients from natural origins and are perfect for spreading, baking and cooking.
The reformulation not only appeals to families looking for a great tasting spread that everyone can enjoy, it taps into the growing consumer trend[ii] for plant-based diets – which has seen a 300% increase in the last year alone[iii]. The vegan friendly offering will also appeal to the 3.5m[iv] consumers in the UK who are now identifying as vegan.
The activity, which marks Upfield UK’s first substantial investment since acquiring FLORA back in 2018, is designed to drive value into the category by giving the brand a point of difference and consumers a reason to buy – presenting a valuable opportunity to retailers.
Steven Hermiston, General Manager UKI, Upfield comments: “Health and wellbeing has never been so important to consumers, people care more about what goes into the products they are feeding themselves and their families, but they are not prepared to compromise on taste – and they shouldn’t have to. With a great new recipe making FLORA more delicious than ever, our new 100% Plant Goodness range can be enjoyed by the whole family.
“Plant-based nutrition is at the heart of the Upfield business and FLORA, with its plant goodness, is set to lead the charge and marks a key moment for us and the wider category.”
Retailers should look out for the newly designed packaging and stock up now to take advantage of the sales opportunity presented by FLORA.
500g RRP: £1.99*
1 KG Original, Light, Buttery RRP: £3.60*
250g Original and Light RRP: £1.20*
*Price at sole discretion of retailers
[i] Nielsen data WE 26.01.19 MAT
[ii] The Independent, 2018
[iii] Foodie Labs, 2018
[iv] The Independent, 2018