This afternoon, the winners and finalists in the World Beverage Innovation Awards were announced during a special, virtual ceremony in association with BrauBeviale. The judging panel considered 279 entries from 25 countries across 22 categories.
FoodBev Media Senior Awards Marketing Executive, Laura Nettle, said: “We are delighted to celebrate the 18th year of the annual World Beverage Innovation Awards, this year in association with BrauBeviale. Once again, we have seen a broad range of categories represented in the entries.
From new flavours, new concepts and new functions to branding, packaging and manufacturing, we have seen key trends emerge as this industry continues to innovate more sustainably.
The World Beverage Innovation Awards truly celebrate some of the most ambitious new products and developments of the year from both new and established brands in the global beverage industry.”
A full list of winners and finalists in each category follows below.
** Highly commended
Best beverage ingredient Winner: BioNeutra Global Corporation - VitaFiber
Finalists: Healthcann - AdvanDrop Widerker Beverages GmbH - Gua Limo with Ginger and Turmeric Fiberstar - Citri-Fi Citrus Fiber
Best alcohol drink Winner: William Grant & Sons - Discarded Banana Peel Rum
Finalists: Salcombe Distilling Co - Gin Voyager series 'Restless'** The Bottled Bar Kenyan Originals - Kenyan Originals Fruit Cider Bev
Best beverage concept
Winner: LifeFuels - Smart Nutrition Bottle
Finalists: Four Sigmatic - Ground Mushroom Coffee with Lion's Mane** Gibson's Goodology - CBD infused tea: Green Tea and Passion Fruit, Jasmine Tea and Rhubarb, and Shiso Tea and Blueberry Diva's - Perfect skincare drink Skinny Tonic Ltd - Skinny Tonics
Best bottle in glass Winner: Lewis Road Creamery - Refillable Glass Milk Bottle
Finalists: Ardagh Group - Absolut Comeback** Dekorglass - Masuria Light glass bottle
William Grant & Sons - Discarded Banana Peel Rum
Best can/alu bottle Winner: Pepsi - NFL Patriots Champions Can
Finalists: Euronat International Ltd - Aquacan Water** Jiddler's Tipple - Everyday Pale Ale and Bog Standard Lager Diva's - Perfect skincare drink
Best closure Winner: Fred Franken - Reclosable Beverage Can Finalists: TwistGrip - The easiest way to open any twist-off Water.io - Smart packaging platform
Best CSR/Sustainability initiative Winner: Bavaria (AB InBev) Zalva water brand - The MiParamo watershed conservation project
Finalists: Ardagh Group - Briquette Project Lewis Road Creamery - rPET Milk Range Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water - Pahu Nunui Bag-In-Box
Best dairy drink Winner: Biotiful Dairy - Blackcurrant Kefir 250ml
Finalists: Fulfill Food & Beverages - Karviva Gold Sage Milk Drink Lewis Road Creamery - Jersey Milk with Collagen Genki Forest- LP28 New life No added sugar yogurt
Best environmentally-friendly packaging Winner: Alzamora Group - LatCub
Finalists: Garçon Wines - Eco, Flat Wine Bottle** Frugalpac - Frugal Bottle Tetra Pak - Tetra Rex plant-based package is carbon neutral Elopak - Pure-Pak Imagine
Best functional drink Winner: Biolactive- IMMUNE +
Finalists: Brite Drinks - Liquid Focus** GUTsy Captain - Kombucha Zero Taika - Coffee that accentuates reality The Naked Collective - So.Beer Light Lager Refreshing
Best infusion or botanical drink Winner: Good Living Brew Co - Binary botanical
Finalists: Kenyan Originals - Kenyan Originals Craft Tonics** PepsiCo Inc/Pure Leaf Bio - Global Launch InnoBev - BioLift Gibson's Goodology - CBD infused tea: Green Tea and Passion Fruit, Jasmine Tea and Rhubarb, and Shiso Tea and Blueberry
Best juice/juice drink Winner: Coldpress Foods - Cherry Apple Superjuice
Finalists: Fulfill Food & Beverages - Karviva ACE (Antioxidant-Collagen-Electrolyte) Recovery Juice Drink PepsiCo Inc/Tazo - Tazo Refresh
Widerker Beverages GmbH - GUA LIMO with Yuzu
Best low-or-no alcohol drink Winner: Copenhagen Sparkling Tea Company - Sparkling Tea LYSERØD Finalists: Athletic Brewing - Run Wild Non Alcoholic IPA** Copenhagen Sparkling Tea Company - Sparkling Tea BLÅ The Naked Collective - So.Beer Light Lager Refreshing and So.Beer Grapefruit ISH Spirits - RumISH
Best manufacturing/processing innovation Winner: Ardagh Group - Briquette Project
Finalists: Tetra Pak - Best Practice Line for JNSD with Aseptic Blending** SwipeGuide Smoodi
Best marketing campaign Winner: Greatview Aseptic Packaging Company Limited - Greatview Smart Packaging
Finalists: Greatview Aseptic Packaging Company Limited - Greatview Discovery Yili Group - Ambrosial “GOGO Wuhan” marketing
Best new brand/business
Winner: Skinny Tonic: Skinny Tonics
Finalists: The Clean Liquor Co - CleanGin** The Naked Collective Onda - Sparkling Tequila
Best packaging design/label Winner: Crown Packaging - Efes Georgia Natakhtari
Finalists: PepsiCo/LIFEWTR - Series 8: Unconventional Canva** Pepsi - China's People's Daily New Media (China) Taika - Coffee that accentuates reality Graphic Packaging International - KeelClipTM
Best plant-based drink Winner: Bright Barley Drinks
Finalists: Grounded® - Protein M*lkshakes** Koia - Koia Thrive Fulfill Food & Beverages, Karuna Silky Oat Prebiotic & Protein Whole Plant Smoothie Ardagh Group - RISE London Fog
Best premium/adult drink Winner: William Grant & Sons - Discarded Banana Peel Rum
Finalists: Clean Liquor BOMANI - Cold Buzz Alcohol-Infused Cold Brew Coffee Bax Botanics Ltd - Verbena
Best RTD beverage Winner: BOMANI - Cold Buzz Alcohol-Infused Cold Brew Coffee
Finalists: Gibson's Goodology - CBD infused tea: Green Tea and Passion Fruit, Jasmine Tea and Rhubarb, and Shiso Tea and Blueberry** AB INBEV UK - Mike's Hard Seltzer Onda - Sparkling Tequila Grapefruit
PepsiCo /Quaker - Meal Replacement (China)
Best sparkling drink Winner: Winner: BOMANI - Skinny Tonic Ltd - Tonic Water
Finalists: VITHIT - Sparkling range Mike's Hard Seltzer Friends Beverage Group - Fun Wine
Best technology innovation Winner: Winemill – Super-decanter with natural alcohol reducer
Finalists: The Greater Good Fresh Brewing Co - The Pinter LifeFuels - Smart Nutrition Bottle KEEGO Technologies GmbH - Squeezable titanium bottle
About The World Beverage Innovation Awards
The World Beverage Innovation Awards, in association with BrauBeviale, are a celebration of innovation and excellence across every category of the global beverage industry. These awards are a fantastic way to enhance the promotion of your brand and to ensure it gains global recognition.
Being successfully shortlisted provides a hallmark of success that will prevail long after the awards ceremony and can highlight the contribution your company’s products and team are making to the beverage industry.
About FoodBev Media
Established in 2000, FoodBev Media is the food and beverage industry’s leading media and communication business. With a portfolio of international magazines, the website www.foodbev.com and the industry’s largest social media network, FoodBev Media ensures you are continuously kept up to date with the latest trends and innovations. Since 2003, FoodBev Media has gained a reputation for organising successful international awards schemes in the food, beverage and dairy industries.
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