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At the beginning of 2013 Richard Reed and the rest of his founding team at Innocent Drinks sold out the last of their stake to Coca Cola. GrowthBusiness finds out what happens after exiting a business valued at $500 million.

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Larger firms often have prohibitive and crippling payment terms

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Deane is committed to the handmade approach characterised by the business

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