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Mike Barkley to replace John Leahy as Kind president, COO

24 Jan 2019

Kind, the US-based snacks business in which confectionery giant Mars holds a minority stake, announced its president and COO is to retire.

New Products - Nomadic unveils on-the-go Lovely Live Yogurt range; Nestle launches Nesquik Alphabet cereal in Spain; Kellogg introduces Hi Happy Inside cereal; Conagra Brands rolls out on-the-go Evol meal bowls

16 Nov 2018

This week's news includes new products from companies including Nestle, Kellogg, Saputo and Hormel, taking in markets in North America, Europe and Asia.

New Products: Hormel Foods unveils Skippy P.B. Fruit Bites; Kind makes sports nutrition debut with protein bars launch; Pioneer Food Group's Lizi's moves into breakfast drinks; Chobani targets savoury with squeezy Greek yogurt product

9 Aug 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.

New Products - Mondelez launches Joyfills biscuits; Unilever's Hellmann's links up with Tabasco; Kind rolls out granola bars for children; Nestle unveils A+ milk in Sri Lanka

3 Aug 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.

US snacks firm Kind in UK foodservice push

9 Jul 2018

Kind, the US-based snacks supplier, has secured a deal to supply Costa Coffee outlets in the UK operator's domestic market.

Wessanen plant-based desserts; Asda vegan products; Aldi vegan range in US; Kind protein bars

19 Jan 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.

2017 - the year in food industry M&A

15 Dec 2017

Andy Coyne looks at significant transactions and emerging themes in merger, acquisition and investment activity in the global food sector during 2017.

Mars takes minority stake in healthy snack bar company Kind 

30 Nov 2017

Confectionery giant Mars has taken a minority stake in US snacks group Kind.

US snack maker Kind coy on stake sale "rumours"

7 Jul 2017

Kind, the US snacks group, has refused to be drawn on a report that claimed it has hired banks to advise it on the sale of a minority stake in the business.

Trump pulls out of Paris climate deal - industry and NGO reaction

2 Jun 2017

President Trump yesterday (1 June) fulfilled one of his campaign pledges by withdrawing the US from the 2015 Paris climate accord. The deal commits signatories to keeping rising global temperatures "well below" 2C above pre-industrial levels and "endeavour to limit" them to 1.5C. However, Trump believes the agreement would hit the US economy. Some of the biggest names in the food sector have hit out at the decision.

US snack maker Kind reveals added-sugar content

9 Aug 2016

Kind LLC, the US snacks maker, has published the amount of sugar it adds to its products on sale in the company's domestic market.

How Kind aims to continue growth - CEO Daniel Lubetzky on US, international plans - interview

9 Jun 2016

Kind LLC, the US snacks maker, is seen as one of the more successful challenger brands in the US, having out-maneouvred some larger rivals to grab a chunk of the market since its formation in 2004. But how does founder and CEO Daniel Lubetzky believe the company can continue to grow? He discusses his plans with Dean Best.

"I couldn't let that issue go" - Kind CEO Daniel Lubetzky reflects on FDA's labelling U-turn - interview

31 May 2016

US snacks maker Kind LLC has been one of the country's most successful challenger brands in recent years, with its products eating into the sales of larger, more-established competitors amid growing demand for simpler, less processed foods. Last year, the US Food and Drug Administration claimed Kind was breaching rules on content claims by putting the word 'healthy' on its bars, as the products contained higher-than-permitted levels of saturated fat, principally due to the nuts in the recipes. Kind changed its packaging but started work on challenging the FDA's decision. Earlier this month, after discussions with Kind, the FDA relented. Dean Best spoke to Kind CEO Lubetzky about the episode.

Kind can use "healthy" messaging after FDA U-turn

10 May 2016

The US Food and Drug Administration has said Kind LLC can use the term "healthy" on the packaging of its snack bars and on its website, reversing last year's decision that such messaging breached regulations governing health claims. 

Kind cuts sugar levels in Fruit & Nut bars

5 Nov 2015

Kind LLC has announced it is cutting the amount of sugar in its Fruit & Nut Bars in the US.

Kind takes snack bars to UK

24 Sep 2015

Kind LLC, the US snack bar maker, is set to launch in the UK.

FDA: US snack firm Kind broke health claims rules

15 Apr 2015

US snack bar firm Kind LLC has breached rules on making health claims on its products, the country's Food and Drug Administration has revealed.



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