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Kristi Knowles, CEO of Mother Raw. Photo: Mother Raw

Mother Raw raises $6.1m to accelerate plant-based mission

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Toronto-based Mother Raw, a fast-growing brand of fresh, plant-based dressings, condiments, and quesos, has closed a US$6.1m Series A financing round to accelerate distribution across the US while expanding marketing and innovation initiatives, said CEO...

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Mars acquires KIND North America in reported $5bn deal

By Elaine Watson

Mars has acquired KIND North America, three years after taking a minority stake, and says the snack maker – which now has operations in 35 countries – will function “as a distinct and separate business within the Mars Family of Companies.”

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Study: Do consumers see ‘pretty’ food as healthier?

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Food styling is a key marketing tool to make products, dishes, and meals look more appealing and appetizing, but does “pretty” food also impact its perceived healthiness? Preliminary research suggests there may be a link.

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