|Mr. Hemant Malik, Divisional Chief Executive - ITC Foods and Shilpa Shetty unveil the B Natural Not From Concentrate range|
Committed to offer consumers refreshing juices & beverages that are made directly from fruit
Mumbai April 9 2017: ITC’s Foods Division today announced that B Natural Juices & Beverages has taken a vow to shift its entire fruit beverage portfolio to `Not from Concentrate’ range. With this paradigm shift, the brand endeavors to offer its consumers, juices & beverages that are made from fruit pulp and not from fruit concentrate. This shift towards a Not From Concentrate approach is in line with ITC Foods’ vision and commitment towards crafting differentiated offerings in this category.
The entire range of Not From Concentrate B Natural juices was announced at a commemorative event in Mumbai at Bandstand in Bandra. Brand ambassador Shilpa Shetty joined the company spokesperson in the pledge to make B Natural Juices concentrate free. B Natural Not from Concentrate Juices & Beverages can now be easily identified with the addition of a beautifully adorned green ribbon on the left of the pack which communicates the proposition precisely.
B Natural had forayed into the concentrate free juices segment last year with the launch of B Natural 100% Pomegranate Juice. The resultant success of the launch and the encouraging consumer response strengthened the brand’s resolve to offer fruit juices that are made from fruit pulp and not from concentrate. .
Mr. Hemant Malik, Divisional Chief Executive, ITC Foods Division, said, “The B Natural ‘Not from Concentrate’ range is set to redefine the way packaged juices have been consumed in India since its inception. We take pride in offering consumers innovations that have been crafted by years of intensive research. At ITC, we have always endeavored to create world class products. With the B Natural ‘Not from Concentrate’ range we are extremely confident about presenting a refreshing experience to our discerning consumers who are patrons of healthy lifestyle.”
Ms. Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Actress and Wellness Enthusiast, said,”B Natural Not from Concentrate juices are thoughtfully created juices which will enable consumers to make better lifestyle choices. The Not from Concentrate range is a positive step for those fitness conscious consumers who prefer wholesome and nutritious products for themselves and their families.”
B Natural Not from Concentrate Juices & Beverages will be available at all modern formats and top-end general trade outlets across India. It will be available in 1 L pack size starting from Rs. 99 onwards and 200 ml priced starting from Rs. 20 respectively.
About ITC Foods:
ITC's branded packaged foods business is one of the fastest growing foods businesses in India, driven by the market standing and consumer franchise of its popular brands - Aashirvaad, Sunfeast, Bingo!, Yippee!, Kitchens of India, B Natural, Mint-o, Candyman and GumOn. The Foods business is today represented in multiple categories in the market - Staples, Spices, Ready-to-Eat, Snack Foods, Bakery & Confectionery, Juices and Beverages and more recently, Dairy.
ITC's Foods brands delight millions of households with a wide range of differentiated, value-added products developed by leveraging ITC's in-house R&D capabilities, deep consumer understanding, knowledge of preferred Indian tastes, agri-sourcing and packaging strengths, and an unmatched distribution network.
ITC's uncompromising commitment to the health and safety of its consumers ensures adherence to the highest levels of quality, safety and hygiene standards in manufacturing processes and in the supply chain. All ITC-owned manufacturing units are Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) certified. The quality performance of all manufacturing units is monitored continuously online. Going beyond process control, ITC ensures that quality standards are scrupulously adhered to while choosing ingredients that go into the preparation of its food products.
The business continues to invest in every aspect of manufacturing, distribution and marketing to ensure that it can leverage emerging opportunities and fulfill its aspiration of being the most trusted provider of branded packaged foods in the country. ITC's Foods business also exports its products to the key geographies of North America, Africa, Middle East and Australia.