Wonderful Halos welcomes its 2020 crop season with a new integrated marketing campaign that draws upon Halos’ quality and sweet taste. The brand’s marketing plans include a regionally geo-targeted social media campaign, new point-of-sale bin bases and a robust PR program.
Driven by extensive consumer taste research, the new campaign is based on the insight that mandarin buyers value sweetness when consuming the vitamin C-packed fruit. "Each shipment of Wonderful Halos has the sweet taste consumers look for, so the tongue-in-cheek social media campaign features cute and cuddly animals that are sweet, but not as sweet as Halos—the world’s sweetest mandarins!" says Adam Cooper, vice president, marketing, The Wonderful Company. New POS bin base displays touting Halos’ sweetness will bring the quality story to life in store.
“Ninety percent of consumers say Halos mandarins are high in quality,” said Cooper. "The targeted, multifaceted campaign taps into the notion that Halos mandarins are a healthy, sweet snack both parents and kids love and trust to consistently deliver upon its sweet, seedless, and easy-to-peel brand virtues.”
With the increasing trend of consumers buying groceries online, the campaign also includes a focus on eCommerce. "Online, Wonderful Halos outsell generic mandarin offerings by double digits, highlighting the importance of having well-known, trusted brands available on grocery pickup and delivery eCommerce sites," says Cooper. While grocery shopping online, consumers are not able to interact with items like they would in store, and instead must rely on product images and their perceptions of the brand.
Halos will also continue its “Grove of Goodness” POS display program, now in its fourth year, highlighting the fun and eye-catching Halos Grove Tree and Fruit Stand displays that drive velocities 18% faster than product featured without a display. Retail partners will be able to tap the brand’s team of more than 200 merchandisers—the largest in produce—to help strategize POS placement in stores again this season. The California Halos season runs November through May.
To further build upon its fun-loving, family-friendly brand, Wonderful Halos will feature an exciting new collection of colorful stickers to make healthy eating fun. The stickers will include the recognizable Halos mascot with trendy, shareable sayings about how one might feel after enjoying sweet, juicy Halos mandarins as a way to surprise and delight consumers and encourage fans to collect each one.