Bakers Delight Launches New Brand Strategy To Support Growth

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9 June 2010


Bakers Delight launches new brand strategy to support growth


Bakers Delight has unveiled

a

new long-term brand strategy, investing $6 million in a major repositioning of the business to

ensure its continued growth in a changing market.


Australia’s most successful bakery franchise has changed business direction to

focus on the expertise and authenticity of its

bakers and baking methods, in line with growing consumer demand for fresh, natural and above all real produce.


Chris Caldwell, General Manager at Bakers Delight, said: “Our extensive research identified that consumers are unclear about

what ‘fresh’ bread is and are unwittingly buying bread that claims to be fresh, when in actual fact could be days old. 


“Our new brand communication reinforces that all Bakers Delight bread is handcrafted and baked fresh, from scratch each day.

These are principals that the network was founded on, so it’s a case of the business getting back to its roots.”


Bakers Delight, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, expects the new business reinvigoration will contribute to 4 –

5 per cent growth in FY10/11, which will generate an expected global turnover of approximately $600 million. As of March 2010,

Bakers Delight’s market share was 13.5 per cent (Roy Morgan Single Source Data) and trending upwards.


The $6 million brand reinvigoration project begins with a launch campaign focused on Bakers Delight’s traditional bread range.

The business’s underlying philosophy – real bread, real people, real delight – underpins the new brand position We’re for Real,

that will appear in all communications moving forward. 


The new business redirection will launch on 10 June across the following platforms

in-store merchandising, packaging,

uniforms, website and TV, magazine and online advertising. This is to roll out across all 630 bakeries Australia wide.


“We’ve always had a strong brand in Australia but it was time for us to revise our brand position in order to achieve our growth

targets and meet the needs of an average 2.5 million customers each week,” added Chris. 


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For further information, images or interviews:

Rebecca Stalker, Natalie Arnull 

Keep Left Public Relations

Tel: 03 9510 3910

Mob: 0433 099 547 (Rebecca) / 0421 153 519 (Natalie) 

Email: rebecca@keepleftpr.com.au / natalie@keepleftpr.com.au

 

About Bakers Delight:

Bakers Delight, Australia’s most successful bakery franchise, was established in 1980 as a single bakery on Glenferrie Road in Hawthorn, Melbourne. An

Australian owned company, Bakers Delight boasts over 700 bakeries employing more than 15,000 people, serving 2.5 million regular customers per week

throughout Australia, New Zealand, and Canada.


Bakers Delight has been a major corporate partner of Breast Cancer Network Australia for nine years, raising almost $4.5 million within this time. Through

its bakery network, the company donates approximately $143 million in bread to charities each year. In 2009, Bakers Delight

was recognised for its

commitment to community, health and environmental practices taking out the Franchise Council of Australia ‘Franchisor Social Responsibility Award.’ 







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