Three Crowns Creamer brings new experience to Nigerian families
Milk consumption in the country has significantly impacted on the number of brands, such that the category is brimming with dairy products all staking a claim to offering wholesome vitamins and minerals needed for healthy living.
But the drive to get more Nigerians to consume milk suffered a huge setback as the country slipped into economic recession in 2016.The recession resulted in loss of jobs or slash in personal income; rise in inflation and this had a severe effect on the purchasing power of consumers. Many of them in a bid to survive the harsh climate, down traded from their preferred dairy brands to cheaper option. This apparently opened the consumers to health risk, and exposed a huge consumption gap in the segment.
Three Crowns Milk recently launched an extension, Three Crowns Evaporated Creamer. The brand is a bridge between the high quality offering of the premium category and the affordability that the mass-market segment offers. With just N120, low-end consumers can now enjoy the delicious taste of a milk brand, without leaving a hole in their pockets. More so, families who could no longer afford milk can now return to a regular dairy consumption habit.
The new brand was unveiled to Nigerian consumers on March 13, 2018. For Friesland Campina, the launch was a reflection of the company’s loyalty to its consumers. Speaking at the product launch in Lagos, Mr. Ben Langat, Managing Director, Frieslandcampina Wamco Nigeria Plc, reiterated the company’s commitment to continue to nourish Nigerians with quality and unrivaled nutrition.
He said brand had been at the forefront of nourishing and providing quality diary nutrition for mothers and their families. “Three Crowns is the first milk brand to show care for mothers and acknowledge the important role they play in the family. The brand recognises that when mothers, socially believed to be our primary care takers, are themselves taken care of, this directly and positively impacts the care they give to their families,” he said
Also, Senior Brand Manager, Three Crowns, Omolara Banjoko, said the new product was very smooth and tasty, adding “once you put a little drop into your cup of tea, you get a perfect white and a perfect taste.”
Since the launch, there have been few questions, people wanting to know if there was any difference between Three Crowns Milk and Three Crowns Creamer. But such inquisition quickly vanished, when consumers began to use the creamer, and noticed that it is not just more affordable at N120, but it whitens tea faster.
“My tea and coffee gets whiter with just a few drops and it also let out that rich taste that my children love. And to cap it up it is very pocket friendly,” Fatima Adeleye, a Lagos-based teacher said.
According to Chuka Anyanwu, trader in Lagos, the brand provides a realistic alternative for consumers that care about eating healthy but worry about the high cost of milk. “If you manage very well, you can actually afford to nourish your family with the goodness of milk, no matter your social status.
After all, it’s just N120 and anybody I’m sure can afford that,” Anyanwu said.Some analysts have said the new brand could not have come at a better time because, even though the economy is technically out of recession, many families are still shackled by the double digit inflation rate. So, the post-recession consumers are more careful about what they spend their money on. “So a brand like Three Crowns Creamer is sure to win because it brings value to the table at a more affordable price, Ganiyu Olowu a Lagos based brand analyst said.
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