Coca-Cola HBC appoints Zoran Bogdanovic as chief executivePosted By: News Deskon: December 07, 2017In: Appointments, Beverage, Business, Industries, Soft drinksPrintEmailCoca-Cola HBC has today announced the appointment of Zoran Bogdanovic as the company’s new CEO with immediate effect.He succeeds Dimitris Lois, who died in October, aged 56, having been chief executive of the European bottler since 2011.Bogdanovic is currently a region director, responsible for operations in 12 countries and has been a member of Coca-Cola HBC’s operating committee since 2013.He joined Coca-Cola HBC in 1996 and has held a number of senior leadership positions, including general manager of the company’s operations in Croatia, Switzerland and Greece.At the company’s next general meeting of shareholders, Bogdanovic will be nominated as an executive director on the board of directors of Coca-Cola HBC.Coca-Cola HBC chairman of the board of directors Anastassis David said: “Following a thorough process and benchmarking exercise, the board is delighted to announce Zoran’s appointment as chief executive officer.“Zoran has a track record of delivering results in diverse markets across our territories. His ability to bring out the best in people and apply innovative thinking to new challenges make him the ideal choice to lead Coca-Cola HBC through its growth era.“On behalf of the board, I would like to thank Michalis Imellos for his excellent stewardship of our business during the interim period.”Coca-Cola HBC announced in September that Dimitris Lois was to take a leave of absence to undergo treatment for an undisclosed medical condition. Anastassis David said the company was ‘deeply saddened’ by his death.Share with your network: Tags: Coca-Cola HBC
Asia Food Innovation Awards 2019: What the judges are looking forPosted By: Harriet Jachecon: April 15, 2019In: Awards, Bakery, Confectionery, Flavours, Food, Functional, Health, Industries, Ingredients, Innovation, Interesting Lists, New products, Opinion, SnacksPrintEmailThis year’s Asia Food Innovation Awards is set to be competitive. Our judges have laid out what they seek to find in successful participants.For more information about the awards, click here.Mayank Trivedi – President and CEO of Nestle Xiamen Yinlu FoodsFood and beverage innovation has truly taken off in the past few years and we now see many exciting products around the world – especially in USA and China – which are innovative on many levels: concept, recipe experimentation, packaging format, label design, and so on. However, not every innovation put on the shelf guarantees sustainable success and, hence, it helps to be mindful of the following while judging what a true innovation is.What’s the consumer insight which has driven this innovation? Why do we believe the insight is deep and sharp and whether it can be applies to a large section of consumers or is niche in terms of business potential?How simple and strong is the concept and proposition? The simpler, sharper and more focused it is, the easier it will be for the consumer to understand.Will it survive the long term? Fads come and go but true innovations sustain for the longer term and make better business sense.Financial viability – can the innovation bring sustainable profitable growth over the medium or long term?Is sustainability an integral part of the innovation thinking? Environmental considerations, recyclability, ethics, and fair trade are very critical ingredients of a successful innovation.For Trivedi’s LinkedIn, click here. Samantha Dumont – Creative director, Cowan LondonI am delighted to be judging in the FoodBev Asia Food Innovation Awards this year, and am looking forward to seeing the breadth of innovation submitted. The main aspects that I hope to see in the entries are…A great first impressionBeing a brand designer, I firstly expect the innovation to make a great initial impression, be it at point of purchase or first interaction. It should have real impact and a feeling of ‘that’s new’ and make the consumers want to interrogate further.OriginalityI will be looking for a simple, big idea that is genuinely original. This can be either a totally unique concept or idea, or a new twist on a current idea that hasn’t been done before.Tangible benefitsI will be looking for an innovation that offers tangible benefits that address an insight or a specific consumer need and make a real difference through concept, service, product or packaging. The innovation needs to be relevant to the audience and the market, should not be a gimmick, and have genuine longevity.It’s all in the detailFirst impressions are key but I would also expect the innovation to be executed really well throughout, so that the whole experience holds together. I will look for attention to detail in design, communication, message and use.EthicsThe creator must ensure that the innovation is working, using sustainable practices throughout, and that the product or service is transparent to consumers.For Dumont’s LinkedIn, click here. Jason Yu – General manager of Kantar Worldpanel, Greater ChinaI am delighted to serve the judging panel for Asia Food Innovation Awards 2019. The food and beverage market is extremely dynamic and exceptional innovations are constantly found as key drivers to deliver incremental category growth. Below are a few criteria that I will use to make my decision.Uncover new consumer needs or moment of truth – truly innovative products are always those that can create new ‘moments of consumption’ based on true consumer or shopper insights. Those ‘moments’ can be a new occasion or a new way of consuming the product.New and innovative ingredient and product mixes that balance great taste and health – obviously this can mean different things in different market contexts.Help consumers to manage active lifestyle – today’s consumers are always challenged by a lack of time, and health and active lifestyle needs.Social responsibilities – this can be manifested through a plant-based ecosystem, or reduced and recyclable packaging.Eye-catching packaging design – engaging consumers in stores and before reaching the shelves, the product needs to look interesting and create an emotional bond with consumers. Packaging is often the place where your brand experience starts.For Yu’s LinkedIn, click here. Jeremy Nguee – Prominent Chef & Culinary ConsultantBold and BraveThe product should fill a category that has not been explored or meets an unmet need in the market.Protects our heritageThe product should create opportunity for cottage industries at risk or awareness for environmental protection.Celebrates communityProfitability is important but building a sustainable community around the product creates longevity and up-skilling opportunities for workers.Demonstrates scalability or viabilityA good idea with a proof of concept will only remain that way unless it can be made accessible to the target audience.Celebrates passionThe product must make us excited. It could be through the packaging, the brand story or even the promise of infinite deliciousness.For Nguee’s LinkedIn, click here. Ben Ebbrell – Co-founder & chef for SortedFoodThe beauty of SortedFood is that we sit, as a community of over 2.5 million global millennials, at the heart of a bubbling and vibrant conversation around food, cooking, nutrition and the changing world we live in. The engagement we interact with on a daily basis provides insights into what the current and next generation of consumers are truly looking for.I’m excited to part of the Innovation Awards, to find and highlight passionate new start-ups who are bringing some of these learnings to life. In particular:-Effortlessly educating the consumerResearch may well highlight the necessity of sustainability, nutrition, gut biome and diet diversity, but how does the industry reliably educate the everyday consumer? What approach is taken on packaging so that the products stand out for the right reasons?Reintroducing long-lost ingredients or ideasWe learn so much from our ancestors. It’s always good to reignite ideas and approaches that have fallen out of fashion, or are simply yet to be scaled to new territories where they are less familiar. The richness and depth of some of these stories make for a brilliant narrative behind a product.Products or concepts that are universally helpfulMany new innovations are launched at the premium end of the market. Yet, we live in a world where affordable, safe, nutritious and interesting food has to be developed for all.The perfect new innovation is one that sparks the imagination of the millennial consumer, meeting a variety of their ever-growing demands, whilst remaining sustainable and responsible to our increasingly fragile planet.For Ebbrell’s LinkedIn, click here.Damien Lee – Founder and CEO Mr Lee’s Pure FoodsHaving founded and sold several businesses from Denmark to Sweden, Singapore, France and Afghanistan, Lee expects to see brands with international ambition and intentions to launch within key markets worldwide and outside of their country of origin. Disruption should be a key player in the decision to enter these markets, and brands should display innovative thinking and cutting-edge product ingenuity.Damien would like to see a brand essence or ‘core’ devoted to good-will, environment agency and corporate social responsibility. This could include efforts towards sustainable packaging, having a low-emission supply chain, and positive social agency through giving back to local communities or governing charitable organisations; committed to hands-on projects and product distribution.There is an expectation that brands should make efforts towards sourcing more high-quality, healthier ingredients that have positive benefits to their consumers. No longer can brands be ‘untrustworthy’, hiding and deceiving consumers about how their products are produced and what’s exactly inside them. This could include reducing or removing “nasties” from their products, partnering with food certification authorities, or future product launches pushing the boundaries of nutritional integrity.For Lee’s LinkedIn, click here.Martyn Garrod – Creative director, Carter Wong DesignIt is an exciting time full of opportunity for new brands. However, with more challenger brands in the market, shelf space has become difficult not only to get on, but more importantly to stay on.There are many ways you can tackle this challenge, but branding is a very powerful tool that done correctly will set you apart. Therefore from a brand perspective, I will be judging with the following in mind:What makes you different?What are you offering that no one else is? Are you creating a product that no one else is or are you doing this in a better way? Are these differences clearly projected?Is it attention-grabbing?The product could be the most innovative product but if it doesn’t capture the attention then you will never be picked off those shelves, let alone be put in a basket.Is it positioned well?You need to know your audience and how to position your brand in a way that speaks to them.Does it have longevity?Will it last the test of time or is it a flash in the pan?For Garrod’s LinkedIn, click here. 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‘Legend of the White Dragon’ Reunites Original Power RangersThe Original ‘Power Rangers’ Movie Should Have Stayed Small Stay on target It’s Morphin’ Time! Thanks to a new Lego Ideas project you may finally be able to add some awesome reproductions of the Power Rangers to your minifig collection.The whole team is here: Zack, Kimberly, Billy, Trini, Jason, and Tommy are ready to do whatever it takes to keep Rita Repulsa and her minions from wreaking havoc in Angel Grove. Alpha 5 faithfully mans the Command Center, ensuring that everything is running smoothly in case Zordon needs to call the Power Rangers to action. As awesome as it would be for Lego to make an oversized semi-translucent minifig head for Zordon this would probably just be a screen-printed element.The Command Center itself is a relatively simple build, but if you watched the show you know it’s a pretty accurate reproduction of the “real” thing. In case you didn’t here it is in all its 90s glory:With the Power Rangers movie due to hit theaters in March of next year, the timing for this Ideas pitch couldn’t be better. Unless, of course, Lego already has plans in place to offer up sets of their own… but even if they do there’s still room for a retro set based on the original series.Is there really a chance that Lego would approve a set like this? Their decision makers have had no problem giving the green light to licensed nostalgia so far. We’ve already seen awesome some Ideas sets like Ecto-1, Marty, Doc, and the DeLorean, Big Bang Theory, Doctor Who, Wall-E, and the Beatles’ Yellow Submarine. In January, they’re set to release a set of brick-built Adventure Time characters.Now head on over to the Lego Ideas project page and pledge your support, Geeks! The set needs a few thousand more votes before Lego will even consider it.