Bournvita – History
Bournvita is among the oldest brands in the Malt Based Food/Malt Food category with a rich heritage and has always been known for its best nutritive values, combined with great taste to aid growth and all round development and at the same time alluring to the palette. In this context it may be meaningful to mention that throughout its history, it can be seen that Cadbury Bournvita has continuously evolved itself in terms of product, packaging, promotion and distribution.
The brand is a market leader in the Brown health drink segment with a market share of over 15% according to Business Standard which is an indicator to the fact that Cadbury's - true to its reputation has managed to sustain this brand over years. The brand has sustained because of Cadbury's investment in the brand and also ...view middle of the document...
The brand used the tagline: Goodness that Grows with You. During 1980's the brand changed its focus from Upbringing to Intelligence. The tagline was changed to: Brought up Right, Bournvita Bright. In 1990's the brand felt that it should be focusing on the overall health of the kid and thus changed its focus on Body and Mind with the famous tagline: Tan Ki Shakti, Man Ki Shakti. During 1998, the brand faced intense competition from Milo from Nestle. At this time, the brown health food drink segment was facing issues of stagnation because of lack of value addition. Bournvita then changed its positioning on the health platform. The brand used amarconym RDA (Recommended Dietary Allowance) to reinforce the health positioning. The brand used a clever Nutritional meter to communicate the RDA formula: 2 cups of Bournvita for balanced nutrition. The brand also set up a Bournvita Nutritional Centre where nutrition experts recommended the right RDA percentage to kids. The brand at that time used the cricketer Ajay Jadeja to endorse the brand. The brand also harped on the taste and used the tagline "No Bournvita No Milk” to reinforce the taste attribute. 5 The brand over the years realized that every kid have a chance to excel in his chosen field of endeavour if he have confidence. The brand now uses the tagline "Do you have Bournvita Confidence ". In the Brown beverages segment, Bournvita faces intense competition from Boost. In order to defend the leadership position, Bournvita has invested heavily in product development, advertising and sales promotion. In the product development front, Bournvita had significantly changed its packaging and the latest pack is inspired by Boost. Along with packaging changes, the brand also had come out with a new variant: Bournvita Fivestar Magic. The new variant has the unique chocolate with caramel flavour of Cadbury's Five star. The brand is using the brand association with Five Star as a key differentiato