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Wonderful Halos new crop promotions stress sweetness

LOS ANGELES – Wonderful Halos welcomes its 2020 crop season with a new integrated marketing campaign that draws upon Halos’ consistent quality and superior sweet taste.

The brand’s marketing plans include a regionally geo-targeted social media campaign, new point-of-sale (POS) bin bases and a robust PR program.

Driven by extensive consumer taste research, the new campaign is based on the insight that mandarin buyers value sweetness when consuming the vitamin C-packed fruit.

Each shipment of Wonderful Halos has the perfectly sweet taste consumers know and love, so the tongue-in-cheek social media campaign features cute and cuddly animals that are sweet, but not as sweet as Halos—the world’s sweetest mandarins! New POS bin base displays touting Halos’ sweetness will bring the quality story to life in store.

“Ninety percent of consumers say Halos mandarins are high in quality,” said Adam Cooper, vice president, marketing, The Wonderful Company BB #:355607. “The targeted, multifaceted campaign taps into the notion that Halos mandarins are a healthy, sweet snack both parents and kids love and trust to consistently deliver upon its sweet, seedless, and easy-to-peel brand virtues.”

With the increasing trend of consumers buying groceries online, the campaign also includes a focus on eCommerce. Online, Wonderful Halos outsell generic mandarin offerings by double digits, highlighting the importance of having well-known, trusted brands available on grocery pickup and delivery eCommerce sites.

While grocery shopping online, consumers are not able to interact with items like they would in store, and instead must rely on product images and their perceptions of the brand. To drive online mandarin sales, retailers need Wonderful Halos mandarins, as each palm-sized piece of fruit delivers consistent quality and sweetness.

Halos will also continue its “Grove of Goodness” POS display program, now in its fourth year, highlighting the fun and eye-catching Halos Grove Tree and Fruit Stand displays that drive velocities 18% faster than product featured without a display.

Retail partners will be able to tap the brand’s team of more than 200 merchandisers—the largest in produce—to help strategize POS placement in stores again this season. The California Halos season runs November through May.

To further build upon its fun-loving, family-friendly brand, Wonderful Halos will feature an exciting new collection of colorful stickers to make healthy eating fun. The stickers will include the recognizable Halos mascot with trendy, shareable sayings about how one might feel after enjoying sweet, juicy Halos mandarins as a way to surprise and delight consumers and encourage fans to collect each one.

For more information about Wonderful Halos, please visit HalosFun.com, Facebook at /Halos, and Instagram at @HalosFun.

About Wonderful Halos

Wonderful Halos are sweet, seedless, and easy-to-peel mandarins filled with “Pure Goodness.” The kid-sized fruit is available in produce aisles nationwide at grocery, mass, and club retailers during California mandarin season (November through May). To discover more about the fun, delicious world of Halos, visit halosfun.com.

About Wonderful Citrus

Wonderful Citrus is America’s largest integrated grower, shipper and packer of fresh citrus, including clementine/mandarin, navel and Valencia oranges; lemons; limes; grapefruits; and other citrus varieties. Wonderful Citrus owns, cultivates and harvests over 60,000 acres of fresh citrus and ships around the world each year to ensure a year-round supply. Our citrus can be found in all channels of distribution, most visible in the produce department of grocery stores across America under the flagship consumer brands of Wonderful Halos mandarins and Wonderful Seedless Lemons.

Wonderful Citrus is part of The Wonderful Company, a successful, fast-growing privately held $5 billion company with 10,000 employees worldwide. We’ve made Wonderful Pistachios America’s fastest-growing snack brand. We’ve turned pomegranates and POM Wonderful into a worldwide phenomenon. Wonderful Halos is the No. 1 mandarin orange in America. FIJI Water is the No. 1 premium imported bottled water in America. JUSTIN Wine produces California’s top-selling, high-end Cabernet Sauvignon. And Teleflora is the world’s leading floral delivery service.

The Wonderful Company’s connection to consumers has health at its heart and giving back at its core. The company has a long-standing commitment to corporate social responsibility, including more than $1 billion invested in environmental sustainability; $65 million in charitable giving, education initiatives, and innovative health and wellness programs each year; and $143 million toward the construction of two charter school campuses in California’s Central Valley.

To learn more about The Wonderful Company, its products and its core values, visit www.wonderful.com, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To view the current Corporate Social Responsibility report, visit www.wonderful.com/csr.