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KIND acquires fig bar brand Nature's Bakery

By Mary Ellen Shoup

KIND's pending acquisition of Nature's Bakery, a family-owned, better-for-you snacking company best known for its soft-baked fig bars, gives the nutrition bar giant and its parent company Mars a stronger foothold in the nut-free snack bar category....

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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