Oatly and Amazon Expand Relationship to Meet Growing Demand for Plant-Based Drinks Across Europe
Companies expand on successful relationship in the UK where Oatly is already a top 30 grocery product for Amazon
MALMÖ, Sweden, Aug. 03, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Oatly Group AB (Nasdaq: OTLY)(“Oatly” or the “Company”), the world’s original and largest oat drink company, today announced an expansion of its direct relationship with Amazon through a new pan-European arrangement that will see a range of Oatly’s Oat Drink products made available on Amazon beginning later this year across key European markets – including Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands and Belgium.
Under the arrangement, Oatly will have the ability to list several of its popular Oat Drink lines across the markets including Oatly Barista Edition, Oatly Light, Oatly Semi, Oatly Whole, Oatly “No” Sugars and Mini Barista. Amazon Prime members will be able to access Oatly products with next day and subscribe and save delivery options.
Since launching a direct relationship with Amazon in the UK in October of last year, Oatly Barista Edition has regularly performed in the top 30 of all grocery products and is currently #1 in oat drink sales on Amazon in the UK. Oatly has formed a new pan-European business group to manage the Amazon relationship, which will be led by its General Manager of UK & Ireland, Bryan Carroll.
“We’re excited to build on the successful relationship we’ve had with Amazon in the UK and look forward to making more Oatly products available to more Amazon customers across Europe,” said Daniel Ordoñez, Chief Operating Officer at Oatly. “Amazon is an important part of our customer mix that helps support our mission to make plant-based drinks increasingly accessible and affordable to people and small businesses everywhere for the benefit of our planet.”
Oatly plans to produce a fully enclosed bespoke packaging solution for Amazon customers, allowing shipment straight through Amazon’s supply chain. This removes the need for additional packaging and further reduces the carbon footprint of purchasing via this channel compared to customary packaging.
Scaling of the relationship follows recent reports that sales of plant-based milks have increased by 20% across Europe1. The Good Food Institute Europe reported sales of plant-based foods were on the rise, amounting to €5.7 billion in 2022, with plant-based milks leading the category.
1GFI EUROPE / Europe: Plant-Based Foods Retail Market Report (2020-2022)
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