Mothercare Introduces Innosense & Innovates Baby Feeding

InnosenseBritish baby and mom retailer Mothercare has released an innovative new Private Brand of baby feeding products and accessories. The new brand Innosense was created by the design agency Pearlfisher who created the brand strategy, name, tone of voice, brand identity and packaging for Innosense, a carefully researched and expertly developed range of practical feeding products for babies. The Innosense range consists of everything mothers need to feed the way that comes most naturally to both mother and baby. With 36 products (31 in the UK) in the complete range, Innosense is a global brand in its own right and has been created following three years of insight, vision and passion.

Mothercare’s innovative Innosense bottle has an off-centred nipple making it easier to keep the nipple full of milk while hardly tilting the bottle at all. This results in a natural and relaxed feeding angle; with parents confirming that their babies fed more comfortably and the bottle helped reduce gas.

The tone of voice and design aesthetic combines this innovative functionality with the care and warmth of the values behind the Innosense range. The brand name and tagline ‘feeding from a new angle’ reflect the empathy and intelligent adaptability of the products.

Commenting on the brand identity and packaging, Sarah Butler, Deputy Creative Director at Pearlfisher comments: “We have created a logotype that plays homage to the famous ‘m’ Dolly logotype, a strong equity at the core of the Mothercare brand. The packaging design incorporates black and white baby photography, providing an aesthetic that is modern and striking whilst still caring. The secondary packaging structure reflects the bespoke curves in the Innosense bottle design.”

Alexa Lundin, Mothercare’s Head of Brand said “At Mothercare we’ve been helping to feed babies for generations so for us to design and produce a feeding range seemed like a natural step.  We are delighted with the range, coupled with the branding, tone of voice and packaging we believe this is a truly unique and innovative range to help parents feed their babies in a way that is most natural for them.”

The Innosense range is available now in Mothercare UK stores and online at www.mothercare.co.uk.  Launching internationally in February & March 2013.

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Christopher Durham

Christopher Durham is the president of My Private Brand and the co-founder of The Vertex Awards. He is a strategist, author, consultant and retailer who built brands at Delhaize-owned Food Lion, and lead strategy and brand development for Lowe’s Home Improvement. He has consulted with retailers around the world on their private brand portfolios including: Family Dollar, Petco, Staples, Office Depot, Best Buy, Metro (Canada), TLW (Taiwan) and Hola (Taiwan).

Durham has published five definitive books on private brands, including his first book, Fifty2: The My Private Brand Project. In 2017, he will debut his newest book, Vanguard: Vintage Originals, a visual tour of innovation and disruption in private brand going back to the mid-1800’s.
Dynamic in his presentation while down to earth and frank in his opinions, he has presented at numerous conferences, including FUSE, The Dieline Conference, Packaging that Sells, Omnishopper and PLMA’a annual trade show in Chicago.

Durham lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife, Laraine, and two daughters, Olivia and Sarah.