The Coconut Collab yogurts

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Investments & Acquisitions

The Coconut Collab Raises £1.5M in Series B Funding After Seeing 15% YOY Growth

The Coconut Collab, a UK producer of coconut-based dairy alternatives, has raised £1.5 million in its Series B funding round. The funding comes from existing shareholders, including US-based Ground Force Capital (formerly PowerPlant Ventures). This investment management firm previously funded The Coconut Collab’s $7 million Series A round, which was used to help the company expand within the UK and internationally. The new capital will be used to help The Coconut Collab transition from startup to scaling phase, accelerating growth and establishing a more mainstream presence throughout the UK and Europe. The company is already seeing double-digit year-over-year growth, with 15% growth in 2023. “The Coconut Collab has demonstrated rapid growth in the ten years since its inception,” said founder James Averdieck, “which has been …


Koko has redesigned its plant-based milks and yogurts

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Milk- and Dairy Alternatives

Koko Redesigns Plant-Based Milks and Yogurts to “Rival Dairy Equivalents”

Koko, a UK brand of coconut-based dairy alternatives, has redesigned its milks and yogurts to make them more similar to dairy. The product ranges have been renamed to M!LK and YOGRT!, and feature new packaging intended to “disrupt the market with dairy-like messaging”. Recipes have also been updated to rival their dairy equivalents, providing more protein along with less fat and sugar. The aim is to position Koko products as “a true alternative to dairy”, with the intention of appealing to a wider range of consumers. “Despite having a loyal consumer base, we realised that there was some confusion over the taste of Koko products and what the brand stood for,” said Victoria Eadon, marketing manager at Koko. “Fundamentally, we create plant-based products that are …


Portuguese supermarket chain Continente launches vegan yogurt

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Products & Launches

Portuguese Supermarket Continente Expands Vegan Range With Dairy-Free Yogurts

Portuguese supermarket chain Continente has expanded its Powered by Plants brand with a selection of vegan yogurts. Called Vegegurtes, the range contains both almond and coconut-based options. The almond yogurts are available in the varieties Natural, Red Fruits, and Peach Passionfruit, while the coconut yogurts come in the flavours Natural, Strawberry, and Mango Passion Fruit. The range is made in Portugal and available at Continente stores across the country. The yogurts are all fortified with calcium, vitamin B12, and vitamin D, and have been certified vegan by the internationally recognised V-Label. Continente also offers several varieties of plant-based yogurt made by brands such as Alpro and Sojasun. Additionally, the chain’s Powered by Plants range features a selection of meat alternatives, including burgers, nuggets, and meatballs. …


Cocos Organic

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Milk- and Dairy Alternatives

Cocos Organic: Live Coconut Milk Products, From Kefir to Kids’ Yogurt Tubes

Cocos Organic is a UK brand producing coconut-based yogurt alternatives. Unlike many of its competitors, the company does not heat-treat its products after fermentation, preserving live bacteria that are beneficial for gut health. The independent, family-owned business has launched several new products in recent months, including: Mango Passionfruit Kefir: A fermented drink similar to thin coconut yogurt, containing live active cultures such as Bifidobacterium BB-12 — a probiotic strain said to have benefits for multiple ailments including digestive issues, respiratory conditions, oral health, and immunity. Mango & Passionfruit and Mixed Berry Coconut Yogurt Alternatives: The newest additions to Cocos’ range, the yogurts are flavoured with fruit juices and purees and are free of refined sugars. Coconut Milk Yog Tubes: Developed for kids, these plant-based yogurt …


So Delicious Botanicals

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Products & Launches

So Delicious Launches Coconutmilk Yogurts With Botanical Extracts

A week after the news of its upcoming Wondermilk ice cream products, created to offer the same characteristics of dairy; Danone subsidiary So Delicious announces a new line of Coconutmilk Yogurt Alternatives with Botanical Extracts.  So Delicious Yogurt Alternative with Botanical Extracts contain live and active cultures, organic coconut, 7-8g of sugar, and no artificial sweeteners or preservatives. The company states that each purchase helps to support coconut farmers in the Philippines through the Good People Loop. The products initially launch in three flavors: Strawberry with Elderberry Extract– A combination of strawberry flavor and botanical elderberry extract Mango with Ginger and Turmeric Extracts– Mango flavor plus botanical ginger and turmeric extracts  Mixed Berry with Chamomile Extract– Mixed berry flavor and botanical chamomile extract “Here at …