The promise of owning the customer journey and not being subject to the vagaries of the third-party relationship is one all suppliers must covet.
Marmite has seen a £335,000 sales boost after the price row with Tesco, which saw Unilever aiming to offset higher importing costs following the Brexit vote.
Having recently launched a new cider-based cocktail line, Rekorderlig claims the move signifies a more experimental phase as it also advises alcohol brands not to risk damage by cutting prices too deeply.
Giffgaff brought forward the launch of an ad campaign it was planning to run later in the year as it looked to “put something positive out in the world” amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Brands that are tempted to raise prices during this time of scarcity are likely to be punished by consumers afterwards, as experiments show they don’t tolerate those who take unfair advantage of market power.
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