Chennai, August 3, 2009: Consumers across Tamil Nadu can now have their favourite nimbu paani in a more hygienic, enjoyable and convenient way. Nimbooz by 7Up, PepsiCo India';s hot-selling packaged lemon juice, today made its much-awaited debut in the Tamil Nadu market.
PepsiCo India, the country';s leading food & beverage company, launched Nimbooz in the state in user-friendly, convenient packaging formats of 200ml returnable glass bottles (RGB), 350ml PET and 200ml Tetra attractively priced at Rs 10, Rs 15 and Rs 10 respectively.
Inspired by the popular home-made, fresh nimbu paani, the favourite household beverage across the state, Nimbooz by 7Up has been specially created to suit the local taste. Nimbooz by 7Up is a delicious nimbu paani, with real lemon juice, no fizz, and no artificial flavours. Available in trendy, convenient packs, Nimbooz is a great way to enjoy your favourite nimbu paani in a hygienic format.
Launching the new offering here today, Ms Alpana Titus, Executive VP-Flavours, PepsiCo India, said 'Nimbu paani is a well loved Indian drink, and Nimbooz by 7Up brings consumers this popular taste backed by PepsiCo quality. We have specially developed it to suit local tastes and preferences, and made it available in affordable, hygienic and convenient packaging for consumers on-the-go. The introduction of Nimbooz by 7Up is yet another initiative from PepsiCo India to further widen our already large portfolio to cater to diverse needs and tastes.'
Mr. Pratik Pota, Executive Director, South Market Unit, PepsiCo India, who was also present on the occasion, said 'Tamil Nadu has been very critical to our overall operations in the southern market. The state has always been a strong market for our flavour brands, and we are quite hopeful that Nimbooz also will be well received by consumers in the state. The proposition of the Indian refresher perfectly captures the mass appeal of this product and will certainly drive consumer connect.'
PepsiCo has drawn up an intensive consumer activation campaign to market Nimbooz by 7Up in the state. The 360 degree marketing communication plan will revolve around building awareness through multi-city launches and road shows, comprehensive 3D activation, leveraging Out-of-Home (OOH) media, radio, press and outdoors.
Complimenting the on-ground initiatives is the TV commercial that reflects Nimbooz's 'Ekdum Asli Indian'; proposition. Aggressive trial generation & sampling initiatives will also be taken forward across major cities and towns in the state.
The film is a combination of some traditional Indian symbols and state-of-the-art photography techniques that bring alive the refreshing and appetizing taste of real Nimbu Paani. A traditional wooden lemon squeezer has been used to dramatise the authenticity of Nimboozby 7Up.
The film has been directed by Pradeep Sarkar of Apocalypso filmworks and the creative mind behind the film is Sandipan Bhattacharyya from BBDO India.
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Mrinall Kanti Dey
General Manager - Corporate Communications