2018 Beverage Digest Awards Finalists Announced

Press release - Monday 19 November 2018

The finalists for the 2018 Beverage Digest Awards are now published. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony during the Beverage Digest Future Smarts Conference on December 7 in New York.

"It is our privilege to highlight the range of creativity and value represented by this assortment of top-notch industry innovation," commented Beverage Digest Executive Editor Duane Stanford. "These finalists well represent the US beverage industry's dynamic range and relentless drive to serve thirsty consumers."

The awards were organised by global food and drink experts Zenith Global, with support from headline sponsor PureCircle and category sponsor CMG.

"It's just not true that the big companies are being overtaken in innovation," added Zenith Global Chairman Richard Hall. "Yes, increasing numbers of start-ups are challenging from every angle, but the industry leaders are also reinventing themselves. The finalists in these awards show how strong and diverse the pipeline is for the future of beverages."

The finalists

Best Low/No Sugar Drink

  • BA Sports Nutrition LLC – BODYARMOR Lyte Sports Drink
  • CORE Nutrition – CORE Organic
  • Flow Alkaline Spring Water – Flow Alkaline Spring Water – Organic Flavors
  • HyVIDA Brands, Inc – HyVIDA Hydrogen Infused Sparkling Water
  • PepsiCo – Gatorade Zero
  • The Coca-Cola Company – Diet Coke
  • Teavana – Teavana Unsweetened Strawberry Apple Green Craft Iced Tea

Best Premium Drink

  • Chameleon Cold-Brew – Chameleon Cold-Brew Latte
  • CORE Nutrition – CORE Hydration
  • DIRTY LEMON – DIRTY LEMON +cbd
  • mood33 – Cannabis Infused Sparkling Tonics
  • Tohi Ventures – Tohi Aronia Berry Antioxidant Beverages

Best Functional Drink

  • BA Sports Nutrition LLC – BODYARMOR Sports Drink
  • Essentia Water, LLC – Essentia Water
  • HyVIDA Brands, Inc – HyVIDA Hydrogen Infused Sparkling Water
  • mood33 – Cannabis Infused Sparkling Tonics
  • PepsiCo – KeVita
  • Pervida – Pervida Immune
  • Soylent – Soylent

Best Packaging Design

  • CORE Nutrition – CORE Hydration
  • DIRTY LEMON – DIRTY LEMON +cbd
  • Kimino Drinks Inc – Kimino Yuzu
  • PepsiCo – bubly
  • Tohi Ventures – Tohi Aronia Berry Antioxidant Beverages

Best Label Design

  • CORE Nutrition – CORE Hydration
  • Essentia Water, LLC – Essentia Water
  • Kimino Drinks Inc – Kimino Yuzu
  • mood33 – Cannabis Infused Sparkling Tonics
  • Tohi Ventures – Tohi Aronia Berry Antioxidant Beverages

Best Technology Innovation

  • Fizzique, LLC – Fizzique Sparkling Protein Water
  • HyVIDA Brands, Inc – HyVIDA Hydrogen Infused Sparkling Water
  • PureCircle – PureCircle’s Starleaf
  • The Coca-Cola Company – Coca-Cola Freestyle 9100

Best Marketing or Social Media Campaign

  • BA Sports Nutrition LLC – BODYARMOR Sports Drink
  • Essentia Water, LLC – Essentia Presents The Overachievers

Best New Brand/Brand Extension

  • BA Sports Nutrition LLC – BODYARMOR Lyte Sports Drink
  • Caskai North American Inc – Caskai Sparkling Cascara Infusion
  • Detoxwater – Veralixir
  • Kimino Drinks Inc – Kimino Yuzu
  • Talking Rain Beverage Company – Sparkling Ice +Caffeine

Best New Drink Concept

  • BA Sports Nutrition LLC – BODYARMOR Lyte Sports Drink
  • HyVIDA Brands, Inc – HyVIDA Hydrogen Infused Sparkling Water
  • Kimino Drinks Inc – Kimino Yuzu
  • mood33 – Cannabis Infused Sparkling Tonics
  • Soylent – Soylent

Notes for Editors

1.     An illustration is attached for publication.

2.     For further information, please contact:

Alice Schofield, Zenith Global Ltd
7 Kingsmead Square, Bath, BA1 2AB, United Kingdom
t +44 (0)1225 327900, +44 (0)1225 327901

 

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