Suntory PepsiCo Debuts ‘goodmood’ to Pioneer in ‘Water Plus’ Category in Thailand

Suntory PepsiCo Beverage (Thailand) Company Limited or SPBT, producer and distributor of the most loved beverages under Suntory and PepsiCo, is making a new move in Thailand’s THB 154-billion1 valued Liquid Refreshment Beverage (LRB) industry by unveiling the latest beverage under the brand ‘goodmood’ – a guilt-free refreshment that keeps you hydrate and brightens your mood with the perfect balance of pure water infused with natural goodness that uplifts sensations. The beverage aims to be the pioneer in establishing new category ‘Water Plus’, which is a premium refreshing hydration with healthier proposition.

Omer Malik, Chief Executive Officer of Suntory PepsiCo Beverage (Thailand) Company Limited commented, “As a market leader, SPBT keeps innovating and introducing new product offering to satisfy consumers’ needs. This summer, we are proud to introduce ‘goodmood’ into Thailand’s packaged water market, which is the only growing segment in LRB market with 5%2 growth in 2018 compared to the previous year. In the last 12 months this market has been valued at THB 34.9 billion3.”

Omer Malik, Chief Executive Officer of Suntory PepsiCo Beverage (Thailand) Company Limited
Omer Malik, Chief Executive Officer of Suntory PepsiCo Beverage (Thailand) Company Limited

“In recent years, the beverage market has been driven by a rising demand in healthier drinks. This has been reflected in increasing consumption of water and non-carbonated soft drinks, which now account for around 70%4 of the total market. SPBT believes this shift in beverage demand will continue, and that consumers’ demand for natural and healthier beverages will increase. The launch of ‘goodmood’ helps us become the first key player to venture into the Water Plus category.”

Katy Ng, right, Head of Marketing of Suntory Brands, Suntory PepsiCo Beverage (Thailand) Company Limited, added, ‘goodmood’ is a guilt-free refreshment that keeps you hydrated and cheers up your mood with the perfect balance of pure water for hydration and taste for uplifting sensations. As a healthier choice beverage with sugar less than 6 grams per 100 ml, ‘goodmood’ will cater to consumers’ in different segments with a special eye on today’s urban consumers who are healthy-aware while at the same time looking for tasty enjoyment.”

Introduced with the concept of “goodmood for a good day”, ‘goodmood’ provides a new tasty and healthier choice to Thai consumers that perfectly suits modern adults in Bangkok and urban up-country who seek a healthier lifestyle. It also aims to address all day hydration occasions with refreshing taste that brings enjoyment to plain water drinkers and a healthier choice option for sweet drink lovers.

‘goodmood’ is offered at THB 20 in two varieties: premium taste profile of “Blackcurrant” (available only at 7-Eleven stores) and for the first time of  “Yogurt” in clear form, available in a 450-ml PET bottle at convenience stores, supermarkets, hypermarkets, and traditional  stores nationwide. ‘goodmood’ was developed to suit for health-conscious Thai consumers and received the “healthier choice” symbol with sugar less than 6 grams per 100 ml while still delivering the taste that Thais love.

The brand has allotted THB 270 million for an extension of the production line, and marketing communications anchored by a new TV commercial featuring heartthrob actor Mario Maurer as the newly-appointed first ‘goodmood’ brand ambassador in Thailand to introduce the products this summer. Maurer was handpicked due to his positive and lively characteristics that match with the brand image of ‘goodmood’ in brighten up your day, hence will effectively convey the key message to young and urban consumers.

The launch is backed by strong media support, ranging from TVC, out-of-home both in Bangkok and Urban upcountry, digital and social media, to in-store and point-of-sale materials, as well as trade promotion activities. Starting from March, the brand is rolling out the “goodmood for good day” music video on YouTube featuring feel good dance poses and music that you can listen and move with it along the day. What’s more, on March 15, the brand has prepared a big launch event built under the concept of “goodmood Playground” as the first ever transparent play ground in Bangkok that consumers will have ‘goodmood’ experience through various activities and free flow of ‘goodmood’ products. The new ‘goodmood’ TV commercial that communicates Water Plus concept in a memorable approach, highlighting the products’ features of clear with surprising taste that deliver ‘good mood’ as a payoff, will also be kicked out on that day. The brand prepares ‘goodmood’ caravan to give away one million products sampling to consumers, to brighten up Thai people’s mood in high traffic area, office building and lifestyle market nationwide starting from March 20.

With distinctive products, attractive brand ambassadors, effective communications, and
engaging promotion of this campaign, w
e are confident that ‘goodmood’ will be loved and enjoyed by Thai consumers. The product will help complement our portfolio, drive sales growth, and make us become a strong player in the LRB segment in Thailand. Follow updates about campaigns of ‘goodmood’ at”, added Malik.

You can watch “goodmood for good day” music video at