Kind

New products – General Mills takes Pillsbury into ready-to-eat cookies; Russia’s Cherkizovo in meat snack launch; Kind’s frozen breakfast Smoothie Bowls 

This week's selection of new products includes goat-milk variants of Hochdorf's Bimbosan infant nutrition range and Kraft Heinz linking up with…

Why sugar is no longer the sweet spot – UK snack bars deep dive, part two

In the second part of his deep dive into the UK snack-bar market, Andy Coyne solicits expert opinion about where…

Coming to the crunch – UK snack bars deep dive, part one

Andy Coyne takes a close look at the UK snack bar category and at how it has adapted to the…

Kind founder Lubetzky backs snack brand Quevos in Shark Tank deal

Daniel Lubetzky, the founder of US better-for you snack brand Kind, has invested in Quevos, a local crisps business using…

2020 – The year in food industry M&A

As this year has been dominated by Covid-19, it is impossible to examine M&A activity in the global food industry…

Portfolio shake-up likely in US food sector, says Credit Suisse

Swiss investment bank Credit Suisse is predicting a period of portfolio re-shaping amongst US food groups. In a new research…

Kind strikes deal to buy snack-bar firm Nature’s Bakery

Kind, a US-based snack bar firm set to be fully acquired by Mars, has struck a deal to buy better-for-you snacks…

Mars snaps up remainder of US snacks maker Kind

Mars, which acquired a minority stake in Kind three years ago, has taken ownership of the US snack-bar firm. Terms were…

New products – Bio-tiful launches kefir ‘shots’; Dr. Praeger’s Sensible Foods chills out; Popchips dialling down on healthier snacks in US

This week's batch of new products that caught the eye include home-made yogurt kits from Danone and General Mills launching…

“We are preparing ourselves for a long, slow, trek out of Covid” – UK food groups and their latest thoughts on Covid-19

Covid-19 is still presenting challenges to the industry and just-food spoke to a number of packaged-food manufacturers operating in the…