Biscuit brand goes for gold with backing of Britain’s Olympic squad

By Anthony Myers

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Olympic hopeful Grace Reid, is in the UK Diving Squad for Tokyo 2020. Pic: Team GB
Olympic hopeful Grace Reid, is in the UK Diving Squad for Tokyo 2020. Pic: Team GB

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Britain’s biggest biscuit brand, McVitie’s, has launched its in-store campaign as part of the company’s sponsorship package of Team GB for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

With just under a year to go until the Games, the pladis-owned brand has launched a raft of in-store competitions celebrating the Team GB partnership – giving shoppers the chance to win high-value prizes including ‘a once in a lifetime trip to Tokyo’.

The company says that shoppers will be able to enter the competitions online, by text or via store loyalty cards.

We’re incredibly excited to be announcing the first of our in-store activations in support of Team GB​,” said Sam Mitchell, general manager of McVitie’s at pladis UK&I.

In the mood

As we look ahead to the 2020 Olympic Games, we’ll be working alongside our retail partners to show our support for Team GB. It all kicks off with this series of exciting competitions which are sure to get the British public in the mood to cheer on the nation’s most loved sports team next year in Tokyo​.”

The brand, which has been baking household favourites like McVitie’s Digestives, Hobnobs and Jaffa Cakes for 180 years, will be rolling out on-pack messaging in the new year in support of the partnership and further activation through the line with advertising and PR.

Tim Ellerton, British Olympic Association’s commercial director, said: “We’re excited that with just under a year to go until the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games, McVitie’s is racing ahead and showing its support for Team GB. We look forward to what we’re sure will be a winning partnership with an iconic British brand​.”

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