This case study outlines how Flora failed to understand the needs of its core consumer when it changed the taste of a long-established and well-loved brand. Following backlash from loyal customers and poor sales, Flora was forced to make a U-turn and bring back the original taste 17 months later.
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Flora Original was re-launched in early 2012 with a new so-called "tastier" formula. In response to the re-formulation, sales of Flora declined and consumers took to social media, online forums, and blogs to express their anger at the new taste.