Bailey’s Delight, the new, luscious cream liqueur from Kenya Breweries Limited has been a standout performer in its category, despite being launched as the global Covid-19 pandemic engulfed the country.
Crisis builds innovation. Why? There’s something about crises that brings out the best from us humans. Even the Chinese character for ‘crisis’ is a combination of the character that represents danger, and the one that represents opportunity.
When KBL made plans to launch Bailey’s Delight, the concept of it launching in a world where everyone was encouraged to stay away from bars and social gatherings was quite far-removed. But, as mentioned earlier, crisis builds innovation. Instead of giving up after the closure of bars and other social gathering spaces, KBL went ahead and launched Party Central, which was a vehicle by which people could enjoy not only Bailey’s Delight, but also other beverages in the brewers’ portfolio, right in the comfort of their homes.
The company continues to innovate at scale to serve the dynamic consumer taste profiles through exciting propositions. Said Joyce Kibe, Head of Innovations at KBL.
The product has since been relaunched in friendlier circumstances and is doing well. KBL reports that innovation brands, Bailey’s Delight being one of these, have significantly contributed to KBL’s business growth in recent years: in the half year to December 2019, Innovations grew by 50% and now contribute 17% of the company’s sales. This trajectory seems to have stayed put, despite the country still being in the throes of the pandemic, a testament to the effort made by KBL.
Delight is now available at a new reduced price, with a 750ml bottle
retailing at Sh990, down from Sh1350, and 350ml retailing at Sh550, down from
Sh650. The liqueur is available on all online liquor stores, including KBL’s
proprietary Party Central platform.