Livia’s, formerly known as Livia’s Kitchen, has undergone a major brand refresh – now repositioned to rival the mainstream biscuit and confectionery players, the rebrand responds to growing consumer desire for better-for-you indulgences.
After a credentials and chemistry meeting, the sweet treat business chose to partner with Family (and friends) (F&f) to develop their new brand and identity strategy.
Livia’s innovative range of sweet treats already had great success. All their products are 100% vegan, naturally free-from allowing those with allergies, or those trying to eat better to indulge their sweet cravings in a fun way. Design and messaging however were lacking excitement and focussing heavily on free from cues, not appealing to the wider market looking for that sweet-spot between happy and healthy.
Pioneering entrepreneur and founder Olivia Wollenberg’s mission for the brand is “to change the face of confectionery”. Following Family (and friends) ShelfHappy® principles, the strategy was to create an irresistible, mainstream appeal and move the brand away from its original, small-scale philosophy. F&f urged them to drop ‘Kitchen’ from the name, moving the brand towards a bigger and more confident ‘Livia’s’ with stronger sub-branding, following confectionery category cues.
“Going forward, the brand’s ‘big idea’ is around inclusivity – to allow consumers to say “yes” to a sweet treat, with no sense of missing out. It’s also a driver to help widening the appeal to families and guys too” says Derek Johnston, strategy director at F&f. A new tagline, #bettertreatyourself! has also been introduced to connect the brand’s big idea with consumers across all comms, especially social media platforms.
“The new design is bolder, richer and livelier, taking the already iconic apron and giving it more character and movement” says Alex Durbridge, Creative Director at F&f. “’Better for you’ and ‘free-from’ have in the past been a wall of worthiness – with the category now being better understood, it’s time to have some fun again. Overall we have made the whole range more exciting and joyful, a much closer reflection of Livia herself and her very moreish treats.”
“Whilst the Livia’s team is small, there is great ambition and bravery. Working with Olivia and her team has been an amazing experience and we are excited to build the brand out for a big future,” adds Derek.
The next exciting collaboration is Dunx, a cookie and dip combo for all the family to enjoy that will be in store for February and available in Tesco, Boots, WholeFoods, Planet Organic and of course, www.livias.co.uk.
Source: Family (and friends)