This week’s product news features a collaboration between two iconic Aussie brands and a doughnut company that rewards consumers as it marks a milestone in the industry. Read on for Inside FMCG’s roundup of the latest industry product news.
Arnott’s, Lion introduce product collaboration
Iconic biscuit brand Arnotts has teamed up with Lion’s Dairy Farmers to create two new snacks inspired by Dare Iced Coffee and Dairy Farmers Chocolate Milk.
The Dare Iced Coffee Slice is a crunchy chocolate biscuit that combines smooth milk chocolate and espresso coffee, while the TeeVee Snacks Dairy Farmers Chocolate Milk are shaped like bottles with sweet vanilla, chocolate and creamy dairy notes.
“Arnott’s has a wide range of biscuit flavours and textures to meet many needs, but these two new biscuits are completely different! We are thrilled to be teaming up with Lion to replicate flavours from their much loved on-the-go milk drinks and combine them with our crowd pleasers – TeeVee Snacks and Slice,” Citra Yunika, Arnott’s brand manager said.
Arnott’s TeeVee Snacks x Dairy Farmers Chocolate Milk and Arnott’s x DARE Iced Coffee Slice are sold at Coles, Woolworths and independent supermarkets.
Krispy Kreme celebrates its 83rd birthday with giveaway
On Monday, doughnut chain Krispy Kreme Australia awarded a free doughnut dozen to consumers who celebrated their birthday in lockdown, to mark its own 83rd birthday. Approximately 350,000 Original Glazed doughnuts were given away as part of the campaign.
“From toilet paper presents to zoom parties to less-than-impressive cakes, there’s no doubt birthday celebrations have been lacking these last few months. So, we’ve decided to share some joy with all those who missed out, with our biggest doughnut giveaway to date,” Krispy Kreme Australia CEO, Andrew McGuigan said.
This week the company also rolled out the “buy one dozen, get a dozen free” promo for its favourite Original Glazed doughnuts from 15 July 2020 until 19 July 2020, available via online delivery and in-store.
Starbucks to roll out non-dairy coffee creamers in the US
Confectionery giant Nestlé and coffee chain Starbucks are rolling out Non-Dairy Creamers in the US in August as plant-based options continue to thrive. The creamers are available in two flavours, caramel and hazelnut and are crafted with a blend of almonds and oats.
Nestlé and Starbucks continue to innovate on the product range and plan to expand the offering worldwide to deliver a premium experience to coffee lovers.
AmorePacific unveils Sulwhasoo in India
South Korea beauty giant AmorePacific has launched the luxury brand Sulwhasoo in India exclusively at Nykaa. It previously introduced other brands such as Innisfree, Laneige and Etude.
“In recent years, Nykaa has led the South Korean beauty conversation in India, focusing on educating Indian customers on the novelty of the products and ingredients,” said Falguni Nayar, founder & CEO of Nykaa.
“I believe our customers in India are going to experience Sulwhasoo’s unique beauty solutions and to create more sophisticated and healthier skin care routines in future,” said Michael Youngsoo Kim, Head of Amorepacific APAC RHQ.
The Sulwhasoo India new range will carry the First Care Activating Serum, Concentrated Ginseng Renewing and Essential lines.
Betadine listed as effective against Covid-19
Pharmaceutical Mundipharma has confirmed the effectiveness of Betadine against Coronavirus. It was tested in Singapore in collaboration with Duke University, with results showing that the in-vitro virucidal activity could kill 99.99 per cent of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in 30 seconds.
The products tested included the Betadine Solution, Skin Cleanser, Gargle and Mouthwash and Throat Spray. The research was published in the Infectious Disease and Therapy Journal on July 8.
“These results confirm our view that Betadine antiseptic products, used appropriately and in conjunction with other preventative treatment options including PPE, can play a role in limiting the spread of infections, including COVID-19,” said Raman Singh, CEO Mundipharma.
“It also provides the medical community as well as consumers with a science-based assurance that they are using a product that is a proven defence against COVID-19.”