Müller is targeting additional consumption occasions with the launch of 900ml FRijj SKUs.
The move is backed by recent research, which found that FRijj consumers wanted a larger shareable portion size that can be kept in the fridge.
Following the success of Müller’s reformulated FRijj recipe, and the recent move to relaunch in on the-go 400ml portions, a pack size that was favoured during consumer research, Müller is aiming to make the Official Milk Drink of British Athletics* more relevant in additional consumption occasions throughout the day.
The 900ml offering allows the dairy company to also play in the take home consumption occasion alongside larger juices and soft drinks.
The 900ml SKUs are available in FRijj’s two most popular flavours: Strawberry and Fudge Brownie, with an RRP of £1.50. Additional flavours from the existing 400ml on-the-go range may also be introduced in the future.
Müller is investing significantly in the UK as it continues to design the most efficient manufacturing and logistics network possible, including the creation of a new centre of excellence for milk drinks and fresh cream at its Severnside site.
Alongside an almost 25% increase in marketing spend over the next three years, the dairy company will grow and innovate brands, like FRijj, which are made in the UK with milk produced by British farmers.
Michael Inpong, Chief Marketing Officer at Müller said:
“Milk drinks are seen as a major area of opportunity for the dairy industry, and it’s our job to constantly re-evaluate our portfolio and improve it to meet the changing needs of the consumer.
“Our research found that consumers wanted a larger shareable portion and an on-the-go 400ml portion, and we’re really excited to have both in the market.
“With FRijj, which is the Official Milk Drink of British Athletics, we’re targeting new consumption occasions, offering zero added sugar alternatives, creating inspiring on-pack promotions and since last year, we’ve also brought FRijj back onto UK TV screens after five years away. It’s an exciting time for the brand.”
*Official Milk Drink as Proud Sponsor of British Athletics
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.