The M&M’s characters — the goofy yellow M&M, the type-A red M&M and all of their M&M pals — are getting a rebrand.
The news: Mars Wrigley, which owns the M&M’s brand, is aiming to make the characters more “current” and “representative of our consumer,” Anton Vincent, president of Mars Wrigley North America, told CNN.
The changes: Each of the M&M’s characters has new shoes.
- Green now wears sneakers.
- Brown wears heels.
- Red and Yellow have shoelaces.
- Orange’s shoelaces are untied.
- Blue is wearing ... uggs?
Vincent told CNN that the changed footwear is “a subtle cue, but it’s a cue people really pick up on.”
What’s next: Expect to see the revamped characters in packaging and marketing materials throughout the year, Business Insider reports,
Something to note: For the second day in a row, a major brand has decided to redesign some iconic products. Coca-Cola decided to change some of its can designs, adding more magenta colors into cans with cherry flavoring, as I reported for the Deseret News.