Vegified has picked up two awards at the 2017 InnoBev Global Beverages Congress

New juice on the block Vegified has picked up two awards at the 2017 Global InnoBev Awards, held on 25th April in Frankfurt, Germany.

At the equivalent of the 'Oscars' of the beverage world, the latest innovation by Coca‑Cola HBC Ireland and Northern Ireland, was awarded 'Best Juice Drink' and 'Best New Brand/ Extension'.

The awards aim to celebrate creativity, innovation, marketing and sustainability in the non-alcoholic beverage category. New juice drink Vegified succeeded ahead of almost 100 other entries from leading beverage companies around the world to pick up these accolades.

Shane McQuaid, Vegified Brand Manager & Tara O’Rourke, Head of Coca‑Cola HBC Brand Marketing

Vegified, a tasty and affordable vegetable and fruit juice drink, is the latest innovation by Coca‑Cola HBC Ireland and Northern Ireland. The new brand aims to offer a healthy boost for a busy lifestyle, with four unique flavours; Beetroot & Strawberry; Pumpkin Ginger & Orange; Cucumber & Lime; and Bell Pepper & Orange.

All varieties contain 30% Vegetable and fruit juice, are fortified with six essential vitamins and contain 60 calories or less per 300ml bottle.

Helping people to add more of these key vitamins to the diet, the Vegified range supports a healthy immune system, healthy joints, teeth, bones, hair and skin, contributing to a good metabolism, while reducing tiredness and fatigue.

 

We are passionate about developing unique beverage offerings that respond to consumer needs and lifestyles. Tara O’Rourke, Head of Coca‑Cola HBC Brand Marketing

"With Vegified, we knew we had developed something special that would speak to busy consumers seeking a healthy boost on-the-go. Everything from the choice of ingredients, to the development of the brand's rustic look and feel, was led by the local team and we're hugely proud to have this work recognised by the coveted InnoBev Awards."

"We have had fantastic feedback from our retail partners on the early success of Vegified to date, and as we continue to increase distribution and encourage consumer trial, these awards will give the range a further lift."

Vegified launched across Ireland and Northern Ireland at the end of March, and is supported by full marketing campaign to include OOH, digital, PR, experiential sampling in addition to a full suite of impactful displays and equipment in-store.