The expert judging panel analysed over 370 entries from 40 countries in 29 categories.
“This years awards have been our biggest awards scheme to date which proves that innovation is driving the beverage industry,” said FoodBev Media’s Bill Bruce. “This was evident from the overwhelming amount of entries, range of new products and packaging ideas, use of new ingredients, great new marketing campaigns and huge variety of nutrition and environmental projects as well as brilliant manufacturing and technology innovations which are set to change the industry.
“Each year the Beverage Innovation Awards collate and celebrate the best new ideas within the industry. At FoodBev Media we particularly look forward to hosting the awards at Drinktec. The once every four year event attracts an audience of over 60,000 industry leaders because it hosts the biggest unveiling of innovation within the industry. This year was no exception and the awards highlighted the growing investment and commitment from companies to innovate in order to increase sales both from consumers and business leaders.”
The headline sponsor was Rexam Beverage Can. Associate sponsors included Aptar Food + Beverage, Sensient Flavors, O-I and Smartseal.
Finalists in this category were: Dr Antonio Martins Coco (Germany) with Dr Antonio Martins Coco; Gerber Juice Company (UK) with Del Monte Naturally Light; and Olgerdin Egill Skallagrimsson (Iceland) with Floridana Goji.
Finalists in this category were: SHS Drinks (UK) with Schloer Raspberry and Rhubarb Punch; Kondrauer Mineral –und Heilbrunnen (Germany) with Hopster; Blu Drinks (Poland) with Blu Energy Drink Mojito; and Steaz (US) with Steaz Sparkling Green Tea Steazy Cola.
Finalists in this category were: The Chill Group (US) with Just Chill; and Wellness Works (US) with Oatworks
Sponsored by Beneo
– Winner: Future Nutrition (Ireland) with Little Dragon 30g Protein
Finalists in this category were: Kill Cliff (US) with Kill Cliff, The Recovery Drink, Douple Awesomeness; and Kinetica (Germany) with Kinetica Protein Shake
Finalists in this category were: Bio-tiful Dairy (UK) with Bio-tiful Dairy Drinks; and The Good Whey Company (UK) with Upbeat high protein dairy drink
– Winner: Zeekei (Germany) Coobo bottled bubble tea
Highly commended: Meiji (Japan), with Meiji Anpanman children’s milk drinks ‘for successfully promoting healthy eating to children’
Finalists in this category were: Athena Brands (US) with Green Mustache; Gerber Juice Company (UK) with Del Monte Fruit Burst
– Winner: Beverly Hills Drinks Company (US) with Beverly Hills 90H20
Finalists in this category were: Koha Water (New Zealand) with Koha Water; Silverwater (US) with Silverwater; and Research and Production Company (Lithuania) with Melt Water
– Winner: Spendrups (Sweden) with Loka Likes Old School
Finalists in this category were: Natural Immune Products (UK) with Mune 100% Natural Immune Support; Vöslauer Mineralwasser (Austria) with Vöslauer Balance Juicy; and Oviva (Canada) with Oviva Pure Maple Water
– Winner: Natural Immune Products (UK) with Mune 100% Natural Immune Support
Finalists in this category were: Voda Naturalna (Poland) with Voda Collagen; and Genuina Lyndoia (Brazil) with Acquafibra
Sponsored by O-I
– Winner: SHS Drinks (UK) with Dead Crow Bourbon Flavoured Beer
Finalists in this category were: East 9th Brewing (Australia) with Lick Pier; and Sulimar (Poland) with Cornelius Grejpfrut
– Winner: Smoke Ventures (US) with Smoke
Finalists in this category were: Funkin (UK) with Funkin Brazilian; SHS Drinks (UK) with Bottlegreen Pink Tonic Water; and Feel Good Drinks (UK) Feel Good Non Alcoholic Cocktails
– Winner: Chi Drinks (UK) with Chi Espresso Coconut Milk
Finalists in this category were: All Market Europe (UK) with Coco Café; and Top Roast (US) with Premium Arabica Concentrate – Dream Pak
In this category Flora tea Company was Highly Commended for it’s innovative Cold Brew concept
Finalists in this category were: Crystal Geyser Water Company (US) with Tejava Premium Iced Tea; and Steaz (US) with Steaz Iced Green Tea with Coconut Water
– Winner: H2M Beverages (US) with 989 OnDemand
Finalists in this category were: Chi Drinks (UK) with Chi Chocolate; Tate & Lyle Ingredient (France) with Drop by Drop Create; Beverly Hills Drinks Company (US) with Beverly Hills 90H20; Nosh Detox Delivery (UK) with Nosh Raw; Flora Tea Company (UK) with Flora Tea Tube; Femme Natural Energy (Sweden) with Femme Boost; and Inno-Bev – (Israel) with WakeUp! Post Lunch Waker.
– Winner: The Good Whey Co (UK) with Upbeat
Finalists in this category were: Chi Drinks (UK) Chi Espresso and Chi Chocolate; Fakeer (Czech Republic) with Fakeer Energy Drink; Femme Natural Energy (Sweden) with Femme Boost; and SHS Drinks (UK) with Equator
– Winner: Arla Foods Ingredients (Denmark) with From waste to value add with Nutrilac functional milk protein
Finalists in this category were: Kino Biotech (Singapore) with Kinohimitsu J’pan Stem cell drink; Oviva (Canada) with Oviva Pure Maple Water; and Studio One Creative (US) with Rize Performance Beverage
Sponsored by PTI Inc
– Winner: Frigoglass (Greece) with Solar Ice Cold Merchandiser
Coca–Cola Hellenic – Russia was highly commended in this category for successfully engaging with volunteers and communities to develop eco friendly behaviour
The Finalists in this category were: Valvira / EFSA (Finland) with 100% rPET bottle – Gaia Organic Vodka; Coca-Cola system in Russia, with Bon Aqua, for the cleaner future of Lake Bakal; Vöslauer Mineralwasserr (Austria) with Sustainability campaign and recycling focus; Alliance of Beverage Cartons and the Environment (UK) with UK’s only beverage carton recycling facility; APPE – (France) with Expansion of APPE PET Recycling Plant; and McCann Erickson (Austria) with Gosser Green Brewery
– Winner: SAB Miller (Mozambique) with Farming better futures, Impala project
The Finalists in this category were: Coca-Cola Enterprises (UK) with Deliver for today, inspire for tomorrow; SHS Drinks (UK) with Look after your mates; and Coca-Cola HBC Hungary/Mindspace, with The Green Danube Partnership – Danube calling
The Finalists in this category were: Chi Drinks (UK) with Chi Espresso and Chi Chocolate; Zipz (US) with Zipz Z selections single serve wine; Wadih Kassatly (Lebanon) with Bars and nights Liqueurs; Fakeer (Czech Republic) with Fakeer Energy Drink; Femme Natural Energy (Sweden) with Femme Boost; Ardagh Group (France) with Limited edition Jean Paul Gautier Coca-Cola Contour bottle; Pesico (US) with Tropicana 89oz Epet Package; and Huhtamaki (UK) with Enjoy – double wall hot cups
Sponsored by Smartseal
The Finalists in this category were: O-I and Amorim (Italy/Portugal) with Helix Concept; Can2close (Germany) with can2 close resealable beverage can lid; and Xolution (Germany) with resealable ends for beverage cans
Krones was highly commended in this category for it’s never ending commitment to light weighting
The Finalists in this category were: Fakeer (Czech Republic) with Fakeer energy drink; M. Water Sprinkle Drinking Water (Thailand) with Campaign – inspiring life; and Crystal Geyser Water Company (US) with Tejava Premium Iced Tea
– Winner: BA Vidro (Portugal) with Schweppes Heritage Original Tonic Bottle II
The Finalists in this category were: SAB Miller (India) with Indus Pride; and Beverly Hills Drink Company (US) with Beverly Hills 90H20
– Winner: SIG Combibloc (Germany) with Combibloc Combidome
The Finalists in this category were: Tetra Pak (Sweden) with Brick aseptic 200 and 250 edge packages; and Ampac Flexibles (Switzerland) with Pull tab beverage pouch by Ampac
The Finalists in this category were: Dry Soda / Turnstyle Studios (US) with Dry Soda; Bembel with care (Germany) with Bembel with care Apfelwein; and Crown Packaging (UK) with Global Vent End
– Winner: Lightweight containers (The Netherlands) with KeyKeg 20 Slimline with Double wall technology
In this category – Dry Lube (UK) with Glass Lube 2.0 Conveyor Lubricant was highly commended for it’s progress in water and energy saving
The Finalists in this category were: BTC Concept (France) with Bottle Clips; Sidel Group (France) with Sidel Start Lite bottle base design
The Finalists in this category were: Sidel Group (France) with Sidel Matrix Blower; Leibinger (Germany) with Leibinger balloon Style filling technology; KHS (Germany) with transporting packaging – Film packs without bulls eyes; and Lamican (Finland) with The aseptic Paperboard can
– Winner: Atlantium (Israel) with Atlantium Hydro Optic UV for Pasteurised Equivalent water and water reuse
The Finalists in this category were: Coca-Cola HBC Romania, for Global Innovation for Cappy Pulpy; Arla Food Ingredients (Denmark) for from waste to value add with Nutrilac functional milk protein; and Pall (Germany) for Continuous Polyphenolic beer stabilization
The Finalists in this category were: Dr. Antonio Martins Coco from Germany; Arizona Beverages (US) with Arizona Soda Shaq; O-I (France) with Glass if Life ‘Life through glass’; and Refriango (Angola) with Taça Super Cuia
Refriango – Pura Drink, Pura Drink Health was highly commended in this category for a perfect example of an accessible and aspirational marketing campaign to appeal to the emerging market consumer.
The Finalists in this category was:
The Gatorade Company (US) Gatorade beat the heat campaign.
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