A new course for Hain Celestial — smaller, simpler and profitable

 Mark L. Schiller, the new president and chief executive officer of the Hain Celestial Group, Inc., envisions a “fundamentally different approach” for the business. Going forward, he said, Hain Celestial will become a smaller, more focused company with higher margins and profits.

“In the past, we added tremendous complexity and drained profit in pursuit of growth at any cost,” Mr. Schiller told investment analysts during a Feb. 7 earnings call to discuss second-quarter results.

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Ben & Jerry’s expands non-dairy lineup

Ben & Jerry’s has expanded its line of dairy-free frozen desserts with a vegan version of its popular chocolate chip cookie dough variety. Another dairy-free option, chocolate caramel cluster, also joins the lineup.

“Ever since we introduced non-dairy in 2016, our fans have been clamoring for more,” said Sarah Fidler, a research and development specialist and “flavor guru” at Ben & Jerry’s. “The biggest challenge this time was creating a chocolate chip cookie dough flavor that stood up to the original. I think we nailed it.”

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Unilever acquires healthy snack brand Graze

LONDON — Unilever P.L.C. has acquired the snack company Graze, which does business in the United Kingdom and the United States. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

“Accelerating our presence in healthy foods and out of home this is an excellent strategic fit for the Unilever Food & Refreshment business, and a wonderful addition to our stable of purpose driven brands,” said Nitin Paranjpe, president of Unilever Food & Refreshment. “We look forward to working with the Graze team to grow the business, leveraging their tech and e-commerce expertise for our wider portfolio, and offering more consumers the opportunity to snack in a healthier way.”

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Kraft Heinz finalizes acquisition of Primal Nutrition

The Kraft Heinz Co. has finalized its acquisition of Primal Nutrition, L.L.C., the maker of Primal Kitchen branded products, for approximately $200 million. Founded in 2015 by Mark Sisson and Morgan Buehler, Primal Kitchen offers a range of better-for-you condiments, sauces, dressings and snacks. The business is expected to generate approximately $50 million in net sales this year.

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