Innocent has reported a loss of £9.1m in its latest accounts, filed last week at Companies House.
The smoothie maker racked up the loss as sales fell by 7%, including a 17% drop in the UK. And one-off costs meant an operating loss of £1.1m for 2008 soared to more than £9m.
The news comes after figures from Nielsen showed signs of recovery in the smoothie market after a prolonged slump that saw the demise of PepsiCo brand PJ Smoothies.
Sales of Innocent, which this year sold a £30m stake to US soft drinks giant Coca-Cola, rose 10% in the 12 weeks to 5 September.
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