Coca-Cola is betting that its newly-launched V&T green-tea drink will sell strongly in Spain this year, accounting for 5% of the Nestea division's sales, a spokesperson told just-drinks yesterday (19 June).
 
Coke introduced V&T - an abbreviation of the Spanish for "Life and Tea" - exclusively in Spain on June 8. The soft drinks giant will gauge the drink's performance before it considers introducing it in other markets, the spokesperson said.

Coke is trumping V&T as a cosmeceutical, highlighting the product's high antioxidant concentration, which has anti-aging and other health benefits. "Beauty is today's health language and V&T is an ideal product for those that like to take care of themselves, feel good and look better," Coke said.

The company will deploy a marketing campaign to promote the product, including the sponsorship of the Passarella Barcelona (formerly known as Gaudi) fashion show next month.