Müller has announced the launch of three new yogurt products as it continues to grow the category through innovation and product development.
Following the success of Müller Bliss Corner and Müller Simply Bliss, a new multimedia campaign, including a new TV advert, will launch the creamy tasting Müllerlight Kremas - the dairy company’s first ever whipped Greek style yogurt that is fat free. The new TV advert will be shown in the UK from 17 April 2017 and in Ireland from 1 May 2017.
Research from Müller found that whipped Greek style yogurt is growing and therefore represents an opportunity for Müller to build on a segment of the market which has significant potential for growth.
Müllerlight Kremas is available in three flavours: Strawberry, Raspberry & Pomegranate and Mango & Passionfruit. Consumers in Asda can now buy Müllerlight Kremas, with other selected retailers to follow in April and May. It is available in 100g single flavour four-packs and the RRP is £2.89.
Consumers are also now able to purchase Müller Corner Goes Nuts. Tapping into the popularity of nuts in the UK market, this new flavour of Müller Corner features a pistachio flavour yogurt with real caramelised almond pieces on the side. Müller Corner Goes Nuts is available in 135g singles and the RRP is £0.69.
As of 22 May 2017, consumers can enjoy Müller Corner Müesli. The black packaging signals the indulgent nature of this SKU which has two flavours: Banana Chocolate Muesli and White Chocolate Berry Muesli. Following the success of the product in the German market, this is the first time Müller has launched a muesli SKU in the UK. Müller Corner Müesli will be available in 6 x 135g packs and the RRP is £4.09.
Müller UK & Ireland’s category vision identified a potential £700m of category growth by 2020, to be delivered by bringing excitement, innovation and game changing new products to the market. These latest innovations are the latest step to help achieve this growth.
Michael Inpong, Chief Marketing Officer at Müller said:
“The Müller Simply Bliss range has been an incredible success, winning Product of the Year in the 2017 yogurt category. Consumers have been asking us for a lower calorie and fat free version of this range, which contains the same unique whipped texture, deliciously creamy taste and has a range of exciting flavours. With Müllerlight Kremas we’ve achieved exactly that and we’re really excited to bring this into the market.
“With Müllerlight Kremas, Müller Corner Goes Nuts and Müller Corner Müesli we’re breaking new ground, trying new flavours and tapping into some very significant segments of the markets where we see potential growth. By injecting some innovation, we feel there’s a great opportunity here to grow the category by capitalising on these existing shopper habits.
“We’re committed to developing a range which provides an option for every occasion. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, snack or dessert, we’re making sure that there is a choice for everyone throughout the day. Across our brands, we offer everything from luxury and indulgence brands like Müller Corner and Müller Simply Bliss to healthier alternatives like Müllerlight and Müller Rice.
“We can’t afford to sit still and rest on our laurels. This year is all about bringing excitement, innovation and game changing new products to the market as we continue to grow the category.”
Müller UK & Ireland
Müller UK & Ireland is wholly owned by the Unternehmensgruppe Theo Müller. It employs around 12,000 people in a business which comprises two distinct business units: Müller Milk & Ingredients and Müller Yogurt & Desserts.
Based in Market Drayton, Müller Yogurt & Desserts is the UK’s leading yogurt manufacturer, responsible for major brands such as Müller Corner, Müllerlight and Müller Rice. It also produces, at production facilities in Minsterley near Shrewsbury, chilled desserts under licence from Mondelez International. Müller Yogurt & Desserts also supplies the UK private label yogurt market from a state of the art yogurt facility in Telford, Shropshire.
Müller Milk & Ingredients aims to be the biggest and best fresh milk and ingredients business with a network of dairies and depots servicing customers throughout the country, producing skimmed, semi-skimmed, whole, flavoured milk and brands including FRijj. It also has the capacity to produce salted, unsalted and lactic butter each year for both the domestic and international markets, and operates the milk&more doorstep delivery service.
The acquisition of Dairy Crest’s dairy operations in December 2015 marked a milestone in Unternehmensgruppe Theo Müller’s global growth strategy and in particular its aspiration to place much more emphasis on end to end supply chain innovation, adding value to the UK dairy category.