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Grolsch's beer in a jar: a new experience

Grolsch is launching a new way of drinking lager in Romania – The Jar. The novel and creative packaging will attract experience-seeking consumers and build on the popularity of mason jars on-trade

Catherine O’Connor Canadean

Grolsch has launched a creative new way of drinking beer in Romania – The Jar. The launch of The Jar is well-timed, building on the popularity of mason-jar presentation in trendy bars and cafes.

The Jar elevates Grolsch’s beer to a premium, craft drinking experience for consumers and I can see consumers in other markets clamouring to get their hands on this novel design. 

Consumers are more likely to retain and re-use innovative product packaging like The Jar, adopting the stylish, unique design into their glassware. Such designs also drive repeat purchases and bulk-buys as consumers look to collect a set for their cupboards.

Grolsch’s The Jar will boost brand loyalty long-term. Consumers feel more connected to brands that have a presence in their home, with novel branded glassware acting as a memory aid and thirst generator.

Canadean's data shows that lager drinkers are on the lookout for new experiences, with this desire prompting almost 14% of consumption in the lager market. Products that can offer something unique to consumers will experience success, whether this is by flavour innovation or novel packaging.

There is a real growth opportunity for brands which can offer consumers a drink that is also a conversation starter. With consumers spending US$40 billion a year on beer that offers new experiences, the market is ripe to target.

View the Grolsh YouTube advert

8 July 2014