By Tanya Dua
With an emphasis on wholesome ingredients, a do-gooder social agenda and smart marketing, Kind’s granola snack bars have been a game-changer in the US snack bar market.
Now, Kind Snacks is coming for the kids’ aisle in a move that should terrify industry leader Welch’s. The healthy snack-maker is venturing beyond snack bars and granola for the first time ever and launching fruit bites.
To read more about Kind’s move into the fruit snacks category, and the associated marketing push, click here.
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