Kroger $2.5 million “Simply the Best” Private Brand Commercial

This year Cincinnati-based grocer Kroger spent an estimated $2.5 million (iSpot) on a BOLD TV commercial during the AFC Championship Game promoting its eponymous own brand. The ad avoids the “As good as or better than” trope which has dominated traditional private label messaging in favor of a BOLD and Confident message:

The voiceover begins “When you get proven quality at lower-than-low prices with Kroger brand products, it feels like you’re winning,” Tina Turner’s iconic raspy voice kicks in “You’re simply the best better than all the rest. You’re simply the best.” The narrator picks up, “Find the proven quality you love at lower than low prices with Kroger brand products.”

The spot is brought to life with the retailer ever presented almond-head animated characters and a variety of cameos from Kroger-owned brand products.

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By Published On: March 12th, 2023Tags:

About the Author: Christopher Durham

Christopher Durham is the president of the Velocity Institute. Prior to this he founded the groundbreaking site My Private Brand. He is the co-founder of The Vertex Awards. He began his retail career building brands at Food Lion and Lowe’s Home Improvement. Durham has worked with retailers around the world, including Albertsons, Family Dollar, Petco, Staples, Office Depot, Best Buy, Metro Canada. Durham has published seven definitive books on private brands, including Fifty2: The My Private Brand Project and Vanguard: Vintage Originals.