Beverage Innovation Awards 2009

Shaun Weston16 Sep 2009 (Updated 1 Oct 2009)

The Beverage Innovation Awards was hailed a great success by attendees, media representatives and organisers last night, as 25 industry awards were up for grabs and hotly contested by some of the largest and most innovative companies in the world.

With more than 50 countries represented at the gala dinner, which took place at Drinktec at the New Munich Trade Fair Centre, an audience of over 500 people saw a range of new product innovations from an impressive line-up of industry categories.

Representatives and members of awards partners Unesda, the Union of European Beverages Associations, and WAFG, the German alcohol-free drinks association, were joined by members of other industry trade associations.

See more images from the Beverage Innovation Awards. See larger versions of the images in our Flickr gallery.

Click here to see the presentation slides from the awards show, which feature all of the finalists, highly commended entries and winners, as listed below.

Best overall concept

  • WINNER: Preshafood - Preshafruit
  • FINALIST: Fruity King - Fruit Lab
  • FINALIST: PepsiCo - Pepsi Natural

Best new juice or juice drink

  • WINNER: Preshafood - Preshafruit
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: OKF Corporation - Aloe Vera King
  • FINALIST: Fruity King - Rijp
  • FINALIST: Cott Beverages - Asda sparkling juice

Best ethical initiative

  • WINNER: PepsiCo Foundation
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Coca-Cola Hellenic - Italian earthquake relief
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Sociedade Central de Cervejas e Bebidas Agua Luso - Associacao Laco campaign
  • FINALIST: Hermann Pfanner Getränke - Pfanner Fairtrade juice
  • FINALIST: The Staging House - Asda Dairy Bus

Best environmental initiative

  • WINNER: Thonhauser - TM Smart Track
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Coca-Cola Hellenic Romania - 'Adopt a River' programme
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: PepsiCo - Tropicana Rescue the Rainforest
  • FINALIST: Frigoglass - Ecocool ICM
  • FINALIST: Log - compostable PLA bottles
  • FINALIST: Coca-Cola Hellenic Romania - ‘Adopt a river’ initiative
  • FINALIST: PepsiCo for its ‘Green plant’ in China

Best environmental initiative special commendation

  • Coca-Cola Hellenic (for outstanding and sustainable contrabution to water stewardship)

Best TV or cinema advertisement

  • WINNER: Tempo Beverages - Jump
  • FINALIST: Coca-Cola Spain - ‘Encounter’
  • FINALIST: Coca-Cola Hellenic/Lanitis - ‘Shake’
  • FINALIST: PepsiCo - ‘Refresh Anthem’
  • FINALIST: Coca-Cola Germany - ‘Apollinaris Jazz’

Best activation/POS/print or online campaign

  • WINNER: Coca-Cola Spain - Limon & Nada
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Coca-Cola Germany - Spirit of Georgia
  • FINALIST: Highland Spring - ‘Now, that’s true love’
  • FINALIST: Masafi - ‘Fruitherapy’
  • FINALIST: Next Generation Waters - ‘Change is in the bottle’

Best new ingredient

  • WINNER: Aquanova AG - NovaSOL BCS
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Indena - Opextan
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Danisco - Howaru straws
  • FINALIST: DSM - tensVida
  • FINALIST: Givaudan for Sweetness Taste Solutions

Best health initiative

  • WINNER: Coca-Cola Hellenic Hungary - 'Wake your body' active lifestyle programme
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Celsius Inc - On the go packet
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Cott Beverages - Asda sparkling fruit juice
  • FINALIST: First Juice - First Juice
  • FINALIST: DSM - tensVida
  • FINALIST: Coca-Cola Hellenic - Amita ‘5-a-day’ campaign

Best newcomer brand or business

  • WINNER: Fruity King - Fruit Lab
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: AiQA Intelligent Water
  • FINALIST: Good Natured - Happy Monkey
  • FINALIST: Preshafood from Australia - Preshafruit

Best new flavoured water

  • WINNER: Coca-Cola Hellenic Austria - Romerquelle emotion blackberry and lime
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Ganic Water
  • FINALIST: Tate & Lyle - Enrich Lotus Blossom
  • FINALIST: Adelholzener Alpenquellen - Active 02

Best new packaged water

  • WINNER: Danish Bottling Company - Nornir
  • FINALIST: Grupo Vichy Catalan - Font d’Or Maximum
  • FINALIST: SEEMS - Sembrancher Premium Swiss Water
  • FINALIST: ABI - 9˚

Best new dairy drink

  • WINNER: Marks & Spencer - Pre & probiotic dairy smoothie
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Enco Products - Nurishment Extra
  • FINALIST: Aldi Stores - Optifit Liquid Breakfast
  • FINALIST: Shaken Udder - Shaken Udder

Best new children's drink

  • WINNER: RDA Organic - Sqqquishy and Squeeezy
  • FINALIST:Little Bird - Magic Fruit Potions
  • FINALIST: First Juice - First Juice
  • FINALIST: AiQA Intelligent Water for Kids
  • FINALIST: Good Natured - Happy Monkey

Best functional drink (sponsored by Beneo Palatinit)

  • WINNER: Next Generation Waters
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: PepsiCo International - Nordics - SoBe Pure Rush
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Shotz Health - Big Shotz
  • FINALIST: Aldi Stores - Optifit Liquid Breakfast
  • FINALIST: Vivadis - Maca-Loca
  • FINALIST: Milehigh Drinks - Milehigh
  • FINALIST: PepsiCo - Lipton Linea

Best adult or gourmet drink

  • WINNER: PepsiCo - Pepsi Natural
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Haus Rabenhorst - Rabenhorst Selection range
  • FINALIST: The Juice Brewery - Hopper Soft Brew
  • FINALIST: Pimento - Pimento
  • FINALIST: Coca-Cola Germany - Spirit of Georgia.

Best PET technology innovation (sponsored by PTI)

  • WINNER: Niagara Bottling - Eco-Air Bottle
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: The Coca-Cola Company - PlantBottle
  • FINALIST: Germany’s LOG - PET hot-fill bottles
  • FINALIST: Sidel Blowing Services - Combi Predis FMa.

Best labelling or decorative finish (sponsored by StoraEnso)

  • WINNER: Borojo Beverages - Borojo
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Coca-Cola Czech Republic - Christmas hologram pack
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Yxaiio - Yxaiio pheromones
  • FINALIST: Coca-Cola Germany - Coke Light alubottle by Manolo Blahnik
  • FINALIST: Love - Love H20 Limited Edition
  • FINALIST: CCL Label - Harboe Bryggeri ØKO
  • FINALIST: Liquidcool - Liquid-cool
  • FINALIST: Polysack Plastic Industries - Polyphane Fit-STS

Best alternative packaging

  • WINNER: Lightweight Containers - KeyKeg
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Cubis - stackable drinks cube
  • FINALIST: RKW SE & Hartness International - Grabpack
  • FINALIST: Smurfit Kappa - Bag-in-tube innovation

Best new multipack or crate

  • WINNER: Elopak - Multipull
  • FINALIST: Coca-Cola Germany - Apollinaris returnable crate
  • FINALIST: RKW SE & Hartness International - Grabpack

Best new closure

  • WINNER: SmartSeal - Fizz
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Elopak - Airline carton closure
  • FINALIST: Vicap Systems - Vicap closure
  • FINALIST: Bericap - Transatlantique
  • FINALIST: Corvaglia - 26mm BTL Short Neck
  • FINALIST: Seaquist Closures - Original Sports Cap 30-25

Best new carton or pouch

  • WINNER: Ecolean Group - Ecolean Air Aseptic
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Dolphin Productions - Dolphin SmartPack
  • FINALIST: Funkin - Funkin Cocktail Mixers
  • FINALIST: Volpak - DUOpouch

Best can or alubottle

  • WINNER: Kian Joo Packaging - 200 diameter can end
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Boxal - high definition range
  • FINALIST: Ball Packaging Europe - Ball Resealable End
  • FINALIST: Toyo Seikan Kaisha - RFID beverage can

Best bottle in glass

  • WINNER: Acque Minerali - Stille di Lurisia
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Seems - Sembrancher Premium Swiss Water
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Uskok - Costella
  • FINALIST: Grupo Vichy Catalan of Spain - Font d’Or Maximum
  • FINALIST: PepsiCo - Pepsi Natural

Best design in PET

  • WINNER: Danish Bottling Company - Nornir
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Sinebrychoff - Battery
  • FINALIST: Next Generation Waters - Nuu Spring Water
  • FINALIST: Preshafood - Preshafruit

The awards gala dinner was introduced by FoodBev Media chairman, Richard Hall, and hosted by FoodBev Media Group editorial director, Bill Bruce, and Beverage Innovation magazine managing editor, Claire Phoenix.