|MADRID, April 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — BERTOLLI®, the world’s top-selling and award winning olive oil brand, has received a global refresh, reasserting its points of uniqueness and shoring up international markets.
“We want to make sure we regain that consistency behind one aligned global positioning through commercial innovation that will gain sharpness and relevancy among our target consumer group,” said Miguel De Jaime Guijarro, Chief Commercial Officer at parent company Deoleo.
Bertolli is the clear No 1 olive oil brand in the world, with a market share of 4.5% (compared to 2.7% for its nearest rival). It’s also the market leader in more than 10 of the 50 countries where it’s sold, and no other brand can claim as much.
The refresh of Bertolli began in December last year in Italy, where it was founded in 1865 in Lucca, Tuscany. With investments made to develop the brand’s new positioning and visual identity.
Asked why the world’s premier olive oil brand would feel the need to change its look, CCO De Jaime said it was important for the market leader to continuously innovate. And with the newly designed bottle, we sought to enhance the credentials of the brand and clearly communicate the elements that are part of the history and the heritage of the brand.
“First, tribute is paid to our origins in Lucca. The oval shape of the bottle represents the city’s oval public square – the Piazza dell’Anfiteatro. Second, to commemorate our place in the past and the present, we wanted an authentic, somehow retro but modern look.”
The target consumers are the so-called informed foodies, those who love to cook and try new recipes, to explore new cuisine and ingredients. But these same consumers also witness complex cooking on television shows like MasterChef, in which “normal people” are given a chance to create superb cuisine. They also see pictures posted on social media of Michelin-star dishes, De Jaime points out, so they feel “the pressure of perfection”. They’re keen to cook, but they find the challenge daunting.
Within the DNA of Bertolli is simplicity, which highlights that you don’t need complicated cooking to enjoy a great moment around a simple dish with your loved ones.
“Bertolli’s refresh is building on this notion that great cooking is about simplicity,” said De Jaime.