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We are glad you are enjoying Advertising Age. To get uninterrupted access and additional benefits, become a member today. Log in or go back to the homepage. Published on March 04, In Japan, Kit Kat comes in 19 flavors like baked corn.
But Nestle has upped the ante for the most creative only-in-Japan product by creating 19 unique flavors for Kit Kat, one of the best-selling chocolate candy bars in the world and the No. Besides the regular chocolate variety, which must seem mundane to Japanese by now, Nestle has come up with variations that reflect the local produce and palate of each region.
Kit Kat varieties now range from yubari melon and baked corn from Hokkaido island to green beans and cherries from Tohoku in northeastern Japan to yuzu fruit and red potatoes from Kyushu island at the southern-most tip of the country.
The Kanto region, including Tokyo, contributed the sweet potato, blueberry and kinako soybean flavors. The strategy started three years ago with a handful of flavors but has escalated into a national phenomenon. Kit Kat is owned by Nestle, but is produced in the U.
His top pick, soy sauce, is also the most popular flavor nationwide. McLaren, a fan of the latest flavor introduced by Nestle, wasabi-flavored white chocolate Kit Kats. Nestle was struck by the discovery that the Japanese translation of Kit Kat -- Kitto Katsu means "surely win" -- and realized it could be paired with the tradition of sending students good luck wishes before they take tough higher-education entrance exams.
The post office is a great distribution channel for Kit Kat, because there is no competition, unlike in convenience stores or supermarkets," said Mr. Kageyama, whose sweet tooth favors the strawberry-cheesecake flavor Kit Kat.
A map of the regional Kit Kat flavors. Many of the special flavors are only introduced for a limited time to entice consumers to try something new while they can, then quickly taken off the market.
Excess inventory is collected and used to create "Happy Bags" sold during major gift-giving periods in Japan, such as New Year. Consumers love it and all the product is consumed," Mr.Distribution Channels Words | 20 Pages. 31 THE RETAIL DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL C H A P T E R 2 Early in , IBM Business Consulting Services released a survey that compiled in-depth interviews with more than sales, marketing, and merchandising executives at over 20 consumer products and retail companies.
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