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Arla spreads the flavour with new Lurpak Spreadable Infusions

Press release   •   Apr 25, 2016 08:30 BST

Lurpak, the UK’s favourite butter and spreadable brand[1], is redefining the role for spreadables amidst changing consumer food preferences with the launch of NEW Lurpak Spreadable Infusions.

Arla Foods is rolling out Lurpak Spreadable Infusions in retailers from May, available in three bold and exciting flavour combinations: Chilli & Lime, Smoked Chipotle and Sea Salt & Pink Peppercorn (RRP £1.25/115g).

Lurpak Spreadable Infusions are a blend of Lurpak butter and rapeseed oil with added herbs and spices, lightly whipped for ease of spreading. They have been developed to provide the perfect solution to a range of new host occasions, including wraps, pittas and flatbreads.

Jordan O'Farrell, Brand Manager, Lurpak, comments:

“Lurpak Spreadable Infusions taps into the trend of actively seeking out bold and adventurous new flavours, allowing consumers to spread flavour to enhance the taste and texture of breads of the world. For our food lover audience who value great taste, Lurpak Spreadable Infusions will be an incremental purchase and especially significant for the lunch occasion. Lurpak Spreadable Infusions will put the brand at the heart of even more good food occasions.”

The Lurpak Spreadable Infusions is available in three variants:

Lurpak Spreadable Infusions Chilli & Lime (£1.25rrp/115g) combining the sweet zest of lime and fiery chilli, perfect spread over a warm flatbread.

Lurpak Spreadable Infusions Smoked Chipotle (£1.25rrp/115g) infused with bold smoked chipotle chilies, ideal for a great tasting burrito-style wrap.

Lurpak Spreadable Infusions Sea Salt & Pink Peppercorn (£1.25rrp/115g) best spread on soda bread, or paninis.

The launch of Lurpak Spreadable Infusions will be supported by a £2 million marketing campaign designed to encourage consumers to re-evaluate their daily bread occasions, move beyond the traditional and embrace new ways to #SpreadTheFlavour. The launch will be supported by print, PR, digital, social media and shopper with experiential activity following later in the summer. All underpinned by the brand’s ongoing ‘Go Freestyle’ TV campaign.

Lurpak is the number one butter and spreadable brand in volume and worth £295m in value[2] with Spreadable growing by 9.5% volume and 1.4% value. Lurpak brand loyalty value is the highest in the BSM category and growing 7.2% YOY[3].

The Arla UK business is focused on growing the business through the launch of product innovations. In 2016 it has launched Arla BOB – fat-free milk that tastes like semi-skimmed, Arla skyr yogurt drinks and Arla Protein Snack Pots.

[1]Nielsen 52 week ending value and volume data, 27.02.2016

[2]Nielsen 52 week ending value and volume data, 27.02.2016

[3]Kantar World Panel, Loyalty Value, GB – BSM (inc. Pastry) w/e 27.03.2016

Arla Foods is a global dairy company and co-operative owned by 12,700 dairy farmers with circa 2,700 of whom are British.

Dating back to 1881, Arla’s purpose is to secure the highest value for its farmers’ milk, while creating opportunities for their growth. With production facilities in 11 countries and sales offices in a further 30, Arla is the world’s fifth largest dairy company and largest supplier of organic dairy products. Arla has a total of more than 18,000 colleagues and its products are sold under the well-known brands Arla®, Lurpak® and Castello® in more than 100 countries.

Arla Foods UK is the largest dairy company in the country and is home to leading dairy brands Anchor, Cravendale, and Lactofree. It has a turnover of £2.3 billion. As well as being a leading supplier of fresh milk, number one in butter, spreads and cream, Arla is the UK’s largest cheese manufacturer. It has also built the world’s largest fresh milk facility located at Aylesbury and has plans for it to be the first zero carbon site of its kind. The UK business has a team of approximately 3,500 colleagues located at its dairies, distribution centres and head office.