Peroni Nastro Azzurro is launching a new 440ml Can (4 pack) - offering a format with the biggest growth opportunity for convenience retailers this summer. The number-two Premium brand in impulse [Nielsen Scantrack MAT 10.12.22] – will introduce the new pack format this month to help retailers cater for busy bank holiday periods, al-fresco events and for shoppers socialising at home during summer months.
Launching exclusively in convenience, the new pack format features a Top Clip cardboard carrier solution - which is 100% recyclable, FSC-certified and 100% plastic free, removing the need for any hard-to-recycle plastic wrap or can carriers. The new Peroni Nastro Azzurro 440ml Can caters to the growing demand from consumers and is available from Booker, One Stop, Tesco Express and Co-op and Cash & Carry outlets nationwide.
This new format leverages the current growth in Premium cans, especially small-pack lager. Premium and Super-premium 440ml cans have grown by 33% and 32% respectively (MAT YA vs MAT TY [Nielsen Scantrack data to 03.09.22 (MAT YA vs MAT TY)]) . Within premium+ lager, small- and- mid-pack cans were the only pack formats to grow share of the category in the 12 weeks to 4th March [Nielsen Scantrack data to 04.03.23].
Most beer shoppers have a clear preference for buying either bottles or cans, with only 35% of shoppers choosing to buy both. One in four shoppers are solely can buyers , which Peroni Nastro Azzurro is now able to target with a small multipack.
Steve Young, Sales Director at Asahi UK, said: “Retailers should consider extending the space they dedicate to four-pack cans to offer shoppers greater choice as they socialise at home and in the garden this summer. With the brand equity that Peroni Nastro Azzurro carries, this new pack format is also a great solution for al-fresco occasions like BBQ’s and festivals. Four-pack lager is dominated by mainstream brands in convenience; however, the biggest growth opportunity is in premium+.”
Convenience retailers should dedicate 10% of their chilled beer space to premium+ four-pack cans. From Asahi UK’s range, the two recommended SKUs are Peroni Nastro Azzurro 4x440ml and Tyskie 4x500ml – the number-four premium brand in impulse [Kantar Worldpanel data to 24.12.22]. The launch follows the release of Peroni Nastro Azzurro Stile Capri last month, which offers a refreshingly light lager in bottles to extend the brand into the sunshine lager segment.
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About Peroni Nastro Azzurro
Peroni Nastro Azzurro exemplifies the traditions of Italian craftsmanship, passion and flair. Born in Rome, 1963, Birra Peroni brewed what was to become their greatest and most famous export: Peroni Nastro Azzurro. The No 1 Premium Italian Beer Brand Globally, Peroni Nastro Azzurro is gently brewed for an effervescent, refreshing, and crisp taste that’s full of life.
About Asahi UK
Asahi UK is a subsidiary of Asahi Europe & International and is responsible for sales, marketing and customer operations across the UK and Ireland. Though the portfolio of Super Premium Beer brands, Asahi UK enriches consumer experiences through innovation, high-quality service and an exceptional portfolio of premium beer, ale and cider brands which include Peroni Nastro Azzurro (PNA), Asahi Super Dry (ASD), Meantime, Fuller’s London Pride and Cornish Orchards. The Woking based business is focused on developing quality, super premium brands and delivering commercial value in the marketplace, through a strong belief in collaboration, customer excellence and people development.