Cigarette and FMCG major, ITC has launched its first mass personal care offering, a high-end shampoo. After a year of speculation, ITC has launched its first mass market personal care product. ITC 's shampoo brand, Fiama di Wills is in the premium segment, that’s growing faster at 44%, compared to 21% for the overall market.
Interestingly, ITC didn’t introduce a new brand name for its shampoo. Instead it has opted for a brand extension of its two year old, super premium range of personal care products, Essenza di Wills. But unlike Essenza that was available at ITC hotels and Wills Lifestyle stores, Fiama di Wills shampoos will be stocked at retail stores across India. The product will be available at Rs 99 for a 200 ml bottle.
On the pricing front, ITC is taking established players like HUL and P&G head on.
Expanding its range of personal care products, and following the successful launch of Fiama Di Wills Shampoos, ITC presented yet another world class range of products for the Indian consumer through its new range of Fiama Di Wills Shower Gels.
Fiama Di Wills’ new premium range offers three transparent shower gels with suspended beads. Each variant provides a specific benefit to the consumer:
Shampoo Variants: Silky Strong,Everyday Mild, Aqua Balance, and Volume Boost.
Continuing with its tradition of offering a superior product and brand experience to the modern Indian consumer, ITC also launched today the Superia range of soaps and shampoos in select markets .
Superia offers a range of four soap variants and two shampoo variants with a range benefit of Glowing skin and Shiny hair. Each of the variants have been designed to deliver specific benefits to the various consumer needs.
SOAPS: For Glowing Skin
1. Fragrant Flower with the fragrance of Rose & Lavender Oil 2. Soft Sandal with the fragrance of Sandal & Almond Oil
3. Natural Glow with Neem & Coconut Oils
4. Healthy Glow with Orange Oil
SHAMPOOS: For Shiny Hair
1. Shiny Black with Triple Conditioners and the natural goodness of Hibiscus & Brahmi extracts 2. Vibrant Green with Triple Conditioners and the natural goodness of Amla & Arnica extracts
Superia soaps will be available in sizes ranging from 50g to 125g, and the shampoos in 125 ml and 55 ml. Posted by Prahlad(Peggy) Krishnamurthi at 9:02 AM
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Deepika Padukone: ITC vs HUL
In a queer coincidence, the newest star on the block, Deepika Padukone, features in different commercials belonging to rival camps. She has been roped in by ITC to promote its Fiama Di Wills soap brand, and is also seen in a rather dated commercial of Close-Up which has been revived by rival HUL.
While the Fiama Di Wills print advertisement has been recently unveiled, the "Kya aap Close-Up karte hain...." commercial dates back a couple of years when Deepika was a budding model.
Though Fiama Di Wills and Close-Up belong to different categories, and thus, do not compete, ITC is a fierce rival to HUL which has till date towered over meek and strong brands alike, in the highly competitive FMCG sector.
ITC has already marked a foray into core FMCG categories-soaps and shampoos. Industry observers say that it would eventually expand the basket to include more personal products. ITC's good financial backing is expected to assist the company in competing against the might of HUL.
On why ITC roped in Deepika, Sandeep Kaul, general manager, personal care business, ITC, said: "The Fiama Di Wills Brand personality is that of today's modern, confident, intelligent and aware woman. Deepika is the perfect embodiment of this personality."
Reasons for the revival of the old Close-Up commercial could not be ascertained. HUL is said to be within its legal bounds to feature a commercial done years ago, which brings forth the question: Would Deepika's Liril commercial done...
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