Russell Stokes appointed CEO of Kind North America amid push beyond the snack bar aisle

US – American healthy snack company Kind has announced the appointment of Russell Stokes as the new CEO of Kind North America, effective immediately.  Stokes who recently joined the company from Mars and has been working as the company’s chief growth officer will report to Juan Martin, KIND’s Global President and CEO.  “Since joining KIND earlier this year, I have been inspired by our team’s deep commitment to uphold the KIND Promise as we grow and expand,” said Stokes.   “I’ve enjoyed watching this purpose-driven brand grow and evolve into the household name…

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Kind launches plant based ice creams as Ferrara revamps fruit snacks portfolio

US –  Kind Healthy Snacks, a better-for-you snack company owned by Mars Incoporated,  is entering the ice cream aisle with new plant-based Kind Frozen Pints. The non-dairy frozen desserts contain 4 to 6 grams of protein per serving and feature a base of pear juice, tapioca starch and/or syrup, coconut oil, sea salt, sugar, water, gum acacia, sea salt, soy lecithin, tara gum, guar gum and carob bean gum. The recently launched treats come in seven flavors: dark chocolate almond sea salt, dark chocolate peanut butter, cherry cashew, coffee hazelnut,…

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Kind to acquire better-for-you snack bar maker Nature’s Bakery

US – American healthy snack manufacturer Kind has entered into an agreement to buy snack bar brand specializing in a range of plant-based and nut-free snack bars Nature’s Bakery. Founded in 2011, Nature’s Bakery has a portfolio, which includes fig bars, brownie bars and other soft-baked options. Its acquisition is seen by many analysts as a natural step in Kind’s growth strategy as its portfolio is said to provide a differentiated and complementary offering to Kind’s existing range. “If you look at pantries across the country, odds are you will…

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