Fairy plans £5m fabric conditioner launch

Procter & Gamble is investing £5m in the launch of a Fairy-branded fabric conditioner in a bid to win share from the market leader, Unilever-owned Comfort.

Procter & Gamble is investing &£5m in the launch of a Fairy-branded fabric conditioner in a bid to win share from the market leader, Unilever-owned Comfort.

The softener, which will be launched in January, is expected to build on the brand’s heritage as a product for sensitive skin. It will be supported by a television campaign as well as press and outdoor advertising.

Industry insiders say the launch is designed to shake up a sector led by Comfort, which has a 45 per cent share of the UK’s &£275m fabric conditioner market (Mintel).

One source says: “The brand has a softer, more sensitive image, so a fabric conditioner should appeal to its consumers.”

Meanwhile, P&G is planning to introduce Daz Citrus, a lemon-scented version of its Daz detergent brand, next year.

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