Britvic’s mission is to become “the most admired soft drinks company in the world”, one upshot of which is that 60% of new innovations are now lower-sugar options. Last June, it launched an incubator to create new drinks targeting health-conscious adults.
The business believes its brands should be used as a “force for good”. Eighty-three per cent of UK advertising spend went on low- or no-sugar drinks in 2016, while its ‘Responsible Marketing Code’ sets standards for marketing to children. In 2016, it recycled 84% of its manufacturing waste.
The business supports local charity initiatives through the new Britvic Lifting Spirits Foundation. For every bottle of mixers and juices sold in participating pubs, Britvic has committed to give back to initiatives and projects chosen by publicans and bar owners.
Alongside its corporate social responsibility goals, Britvic is going through a digital transformation with its marketing. “Spending money on digital is an easy thing to do, but having ideas that lend themselves to generating great content that you can then deploy on those digital channels is much harder,” said CMO Matthew Barwell last year.
Among the company’s famous brands is Wimbledon sponsor Robinsons. Each year, 25 employees voted by colleagues receive centre court tickets for the Championships. There is also the marketing creativity programme WOWme, with winners invited to major events funded by Britvic.
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