J2O’s favourite limited-edition flavour, J2O Glitterberry, is back and this year it will be in-store much earlier than ever before. Available now, this allows retailers to add a festive sparkle to their stores whilst maximising seasonal sales opportunities such as Bonfire Night, Halloween and Christmas.
Last year Glitterberry took the market by storm and climbed the ranks to be the third best-selling SKU in the Adult Soft Drinks category over the festive period1. Although available for a limited time each year, Glitterberry made a huge impact in the category in 2017, when £9 out of every £10 spent on the flavour was incremental to the category2. This emphasises the huge opportunity for retailers to offer their customers something different for the festive season.
To support the relaunch of Glitterberry, J2O’s brand ambassador, Mojo, a cheeky cockney alpaca, is back again to remind consumers why J2O is at the heart of key social occasions.
In the run up to Christmas, Mojo will be back on air with a new, exciting advertising creative comprising of a 10 second Glitterberry edit that will feature on TV nationwide. This will be supported by a heavyweight shopper campaign, with a variety of in-store initiatives designed to encourage shoppers to ‘Find their Mojo’ with J2O throughout the festive season.
Limited edition Glitterberry is a delicious blend of grape, cherry and winter spice flavours fused with edible gold glitter to provide an exciting festive drinking experience from the number one Adult Soft Drinks brand in the UK3.
Phil Sanders, GB Commercial Director, At Home at Britvic commented: “ J2O is growing from strength to strength4, with an average of five J2O products being sold every second5, so it’s no wonder that customers keep returning, so much so that J2O has the highest loyalty levels within Adult Soft Drinks6. We are excited to be on track for another fantastic festive season - especially with £2 in every £5 spent on J2O within the Adult Soft Drinks category in the 4 weeks leading up to Christmas7.
“We know consumers are more social in the run up to Christmas, as well as wanting to drink less alcohol over the festive season8. This Christmas we want to help retailers make the most of the sales opportunities this presents, as well as other key occasions like Halloween and Bonfire Night. The early return of J2O Glitterberry certainly helps to do this so our advice is stock up now!”
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Notes to Editors:
About J2O: Originally developed in 1998, there are three mouth-watering fruit blends in the core J2O range: Apple & Mango, Apple & Raspberry and Orange & Passionfruit. Glitterberry, a combination of grape, cherry and a hint of spice flavours with edible gold glitter that sparkles when the bottle is shaken, was first introduced as a limited-edition flavour in 2011. J2O Spritz was added to the range in 2015. Featuring crisp fruit flavours and delicate bubbles, there are three variants in the Spritz range: Pear & Raspberry, Apple & Watermelon and Peach & Apricot.
As part of Britvic’s ongoing efforts to help consumers make healthier choices, J2O has recently reformulated to appeal to the growing number of adults in the UK looking to enjoy lower in sugar soft drinks, that don’t compromise on flavour. Standard J2O variants, including Glitterberry, now contains no more than 63 calories per 275ml bottle and 4.7g of sugar per 100ml, whilst J2O Spritz contains just 55 calories per 275ml bottle and 4.7g of sugar per 100ml, making them below the Soft Drinks Industry Levy.
J2O Core Range Product Description: A delicious blend of fruity juices blended together to deliver a fusion of flavours to tantalize your taste buds. Available in a range of exciting flavours J2O delivers a bold yet sensual drinking experience. With no more than 63 calories per bottle of 275ml, it's the perfect drink for socializing no matter the time of day.
J2O Spritz Product Description: A delicious and lightly sparkling drink with three delicious flavours, carefully crafted with a medley of fruity juices and water to create a mouth-watering taste. With only 55 calories per bottle of 275ml, it's the perfect refreshment to enhance your meal times.
1 Nielsen, Total coverage, Value Rate of Sale (ACWtd), within Adult soft drinks, 12 weeks, data to w/e 30.12.17
2 Kantar Worldpanel, Take Home, £ Sources of Gains, Adult Soft Drinks, 12wks versus PP, Data to w.e. 31.12.2017
3 Nielsen, Total coverage, latest 52 weeks data to 29.06.18, CGA Total Foodservice and Licensed, latest 52 weeks data to 21.04.18 Values Sales within adult soft drinks
4 Kantar Worldpanel, Take Home, Penetration, 24w/e data to 12.08.18
5 Nielsen Scantrack, Total Coverage 52 wks, Data to w.e. 04.08.2018 & & CGA Foodservice OPS, Out of Home, 52 wks, Data to w.e. 31.03.2018
6 Kantar Wordpanel, Total Stores, latest 52 weeks, value and volume, data to w/e 12th August 2018 * Loyalty defined as - % share of total spend on the product by its buyers of their total Adult Soft drinks spend
7 Nielsen Scantrack, Total Coverage, value sales within adult soft drinks, 4 weeks to 30.12.17 data to 5th August 2018
8 The research was conducted by Censuswide UK on behalf of Britvic and undertaken between 20th October 2017 to 23rd October 2017. Sample: 2,000 UK adults.