Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Gallery Room 11

14.00 - 16.45

Prior Registration required


This closed event is specifically designed for marketers and brand managers to help you answer questions such as:

  •          How are your consumers’ shopping habits changing? And what is influencing these changes?
  •          What are the emotional connections are consumers making between your brand and their health?
  •          How can you forge these connections to make your consumers feel good about buying your products?
  •          How do you market an ‘unhealthy’ product?
  •          What impact do attitudes to health have on your packaging design?
  •          How can you make consumers feel food about buying your products?

Leading brand design consultancy BOS takes you on a fascinating exploration of the hottest issue in today’s FMCG world. Alongside industry gurus from Unilever, Premier Foods and challenger brand Botanic Lab, we’ll delve into the emotional truths and triggers that connect consumers with health, food and brands.

Packed full of insight and an opportunity to network with industry leaders, this event is sure to be one of the highlights of Food Matters Live.



Hear from...


Catriona Ferris, Consumer Insight Director, UNILEVER

Catriona leads the insight team working to unlock the potential of the Unilever Dressings portfolio. Previously she worked as the Consumer insight Director within Pepsi Lipton joint venture working to develop the Ice Tea business.  


Amy Heap, Brand Manager – Mr Kipling, PREMIER FOODS

Amy has worked across leading brands in the FMCG market including Johnson & Johnson (Women's Health, Baby & Cough & Cold), Burton's Biscuits (Cadbury Biscuit seasonal) and now manages the Mr Kipling brand at Premier Foods where she developed the Summer Cake Range and more recently the Gluten Free range. 


Jenny Hardwick, Senior Nutrition Manager – Sweet Treats, PREMIER FOODS

Jenny has experience working on well-loved brands such as Nescafe, Nesquik and Mr.Kipling. She is currently leading the Nutrition Improvement programme for their sweet treats at Premier Foods, with particular focus on sugar reduction in cake and pastry products including the technical, consumer and marketing implications this brings to the category.


Rebekah Hall, CEO & Co-Founder, BOTANIC LAB

Rebekah is the CEO and founder of Botanic Lab, the innovative drinks business making waves in the UK market. Rebekah knows the health and wellbeing sector inside out, both as a consumer and also a business owner, but is unashamedly cynical about it.


Ali Daly, Managing Director, BOS

Specialising in branding and packaging, Ali’s career spans over a decade. She’s driven award-winning projects for FMCG and retail brands, such as: ASDA, Somerfield, Danone, Annabel Karmel, Tommee Tippee, Westons Cider, Indesit and Kenwood.

What we’ll talk about…


2.00pm - 2.15pm

Welcome & Intro: The consumer relationship with health and wellbeing

Ali Daly, MD, Brand on Shelf


2.15pm - 2.45pm

Understanding the health conscious consumer: Unlocking the potential for your brand

Catriona Ferris, Unilever


2.45pm - 3.15pm

Top 10 tips to break down the barriers between health and brand

Amy Heap and Jenny Hardwick, Premier Foods


3.15pm – 3.45pm

Driven by health: Communicating health from a challenger brands’ perspective

Rebekah Hall, Botanic Lab and Ali Daly, BOS


3.45pm – 4.15pm

Wrap up & close


We are emotional engineers, mining the minds of your consumers for nuggets of real insight and building beautiful strategic design solutions to transform your brand's future growth.


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