Alpro is a company based in Belgium that markets organic and non-organic, non-genetically modified, soy based food and drink products. It employs about 750 people and has manufacturing plants in Belgium, France, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.
In 2008 Alpro launched the UK’s first “reduced calorie soya alternative to yogurt” following the introduction of its Soy Light “reduced calorie soya milk” in 2006.
Alpro's revenues are reported to have tripled during the period from 2000 to 2008. Beverages make up two-thirds of Alpro's revenues.
However, in June 2013, WhiteWave, the Dean Foods subsidiary that managed Alrpo, was spun-off as an independent company- listing on the New York Stock Exchange. In July 2013 Dean Foods sold their remaining 19.9% stake in WhiteWave, thus ending their involvement with Alpro.
Alpro's chief executive is Bernard Deryckere.
Alpro distributes soya based vegetarian/vegan products under the brands Belsoy, Alpro Soya and Provamel. The Provamel brand is reserved exclusively for organic products (including many organic versions of Alpro Soya products), which are intended for sale only by independent health food retailers. Products include soya milk, soy yogurt, soya cream and soya based desserts.
Other Alpro products include yogurt as well as "dessert and meat alternative products".
To demonstrate Alpro’s milk and yogurt alternatives, a year long experiential marketing campaign gave consumers the opportunity to sample the breakfast menu products at various events and shopping centres around the country. Alpro also encourage visitors to have their photo taken at the internet pod on the stand and upload it to Facebook, therefore joining the Alpro Soya Facebook page.
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