RE BRAND

Kenya Breweries unveils a new pack design for its WhiteCap Lager brand

The sleek new glass bottle will continue to retail at the same price of Sh170 for the 500ml bottle

In Summary
  • In addition to the new design, there are structural changes to the packaging of the WhiteCap bottle which consumers will notice right away.
: Benjamin Kyalo (right) and David Masinde celebrates after a successful production of WhiteCap Lager Beer, in a new redesigned bottle.
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The new WhiteCap Lager pack includes a redesigned logo adapted from its original, historic form, which proudly highlights its 70-year heritage.

As one of the most storied brands in the Kenya Breweries portfolio, it was felt that the time was right to elevate the livery of the WhiteCap.

The new pack also represents a reinforcement of KBL’s strategy of positioning WhiteCap Lager as the leading local premium beer, as well as keeping up with the evolving needs of its customer base.

Speaking about the significance of this re-brand, EABL’s head of marketing, AnnJoy Muhoro said, the exercise is the product of a lot of research and numerous conversations with our consumers.

‘’Premium brands all across the globe are evolving, as far as positioning is concerned. Packaging is and continues to be a major trailblazer in terms of brand perception and value creation to consumers. This is what we sought to achieve with our repackaging of WhiteCap Lager,’’Muhoro said.

WhiteCap Lager which already offers high quality distinctive taste, is now available in a sleek new glass bottle and will continue to retail at the same price of Sh170 for the 500ml bottle.

In addition to the new design, there are structural changes to the packaging of the WhiteCap bottle which consumers will notice right away

The can format will also undergo a transformation later in the year into a new premium, more progressive look. Customers have an exciting new visual identity for the canned WhiteCap lager to look forward to.

Alice Owambo, Emerging Beers marketing manager, said the design is absolutely integral for any brand and as a beer with 70 years of heritage.

We do not take redesigns lightly. We are incredibly proud of the new direction the brand aesthetic is taking, highlighting our Kenyan heritage but also modernizing WhiteCap to lead consumers’ expectations of a premium brand,’’Owambo said.