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Coca-Cola's Innocent eyes UK appetite for dairy-free - analysis

12 Apr 2018

Coca-Cola Co.'s decision to take UK smoothie and juice brand Innocent into the dairy alternatives market raised eyebrows but the move has garnered a largely positive reaction. Dean Best reports.

Smoothie maker Innocent moves into dairy alternatives; Sonoma Creamery unveils Cheese Crisp Bars; PepsiCo launches Sunbreaks snacks in France; Yogurt giant Muller enters lactose-free

15 Mar 2018

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.

Food industry quotes of the week: Aryzta, Mondelez

2 Apr 2015

This week, bakery business Aryzta announced it was in talks to invest in French frozen food retailer Picard while the M&A rumour mill span with reports Mondelez International is considering selling its rights to the Philadelphia brand. Elsewhere, The Real Good Food Co. said it was exploring options for its under-performing sugar business Napier Brown.

Innocent to axe veg, noodle pots

31 Mar 2015

Innocent Drinks, the UK drinks group in which Coca-Cola Co. owns a majority stake, has decided to stop selling its veg and noodle pots, marking its exit from food.

Interview: Keys to brand's success on Twitter #engagement #relevance #realtime

17 Apr 2014

With over 200m regular users worldwide tweeting more than 500m times each day, the potential on offer for brands to reach consumers via microblogging site Twitter is self-evident. To succeed on Twitter, brands need to become a relevant, informative and amusing part of an evolving two-way conversation. Katy Askew spoke to Twitter UK sales director Dara Nasr about how food manufacturers and retailers can insert themselves into the dialogue.

UK: Innocent launches Asian noodle pots

18 Feb 2013

Smoothie and Veg Pots maker Innocent Drinks is expanding its presence in the chilled ready meals aisle with the launch of a line of South East Asian noodle pots.

UK: Innocent Drinks owner narrows FY losses

2 Jun 2010

Fresh Trading, the parent group of smoothie maker Innocent Drinks, narrowed its losses and increased sales in 2009, boosted by significant investment outside of the UK.

UK: Coca-Cola plans to swallow Innocent - analysts

12 Apr 2010

Analysts believe The Coca-Cola Co. will ultimately want to buy Innocent Drinks outright, after raising its stake in the smoothie maker.

UK: Coca-Cola takes majority stake in Innocent

9 Apr 2010

The Coca-Cola Co. has upped its stake in smoothie maker Innocent Drinks to 58%.

UK: Nestle, Mars silent over Gü "interest"

3 Aug 2009

Food groups Nestle and Mars have remained silent over reports that they are interested in buying UK desserts firm Gü.

Top stories on just-food this week

26 Jun 2009

At a time of economic uncertainty – when our pages can sometimes make for gloomy reading – the confectionery sector was given cause for optimism last week

UK: Gü looks for "Innocent-style" investment

23 Jun 2009

The owner of UK desserts firm Gü is looking for investment in the business similar to that secured earlier this year by Innocent Drinks from Coca-Cola Co., just-food understands.

Top stories on just-food this week

9 Apr 2009

UK organic sales are experiencing their slowest rate of growth in recent years, it emerged this week. However, some of the big FMCG companies are still looking to promote their ethical credentials. Mars today (9 April) announced it is to spend millions of dollars a year certifying that the cocoa it uses is sustainably sourced by 2020.

UK: Innocent sells stake to Coca-Cola

6 Apr 2009

Coca-Cola Co. has secured a minority stake in UK smoothie company Innocent Drinks.

UK: Export growth provides cheer for UK producers

16 Mar 2009

In spite of the global downturn, British food and drink exports grew by 16% in the first three quarters to GBP10bn (US$14.08bn), according to Food from Britain (FFB), the market development network for British food and drink companies.

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