General Mills

A marketer of consumer foods based in Golden Valley.

Business
June 25

General Mills plans to cut about 700 more jobs

Most of the 700 trims will be of salaried positions abroad; the company will reinvest savings in global growth strategies.
Business
June 22
General Mills said it is dropping artificial colors and flavors from its cereals.

Artificial colors, flavors to be nixed from General Mills cereals

General Mills appears to be the first major U.S. cereal maker to systemically extract artificial colors.
Business
May 24

General Mills, with Nestle, is trying to make cereal bigger overseas

General Mills Inc.’s global cereal partnership with Nestlé, Cereal Partners Worldwide, turns 25 years old this year, and is as important as ever.
Business
March 29

General Mills looks to put a fresh face on its Green Giant brand

Rumored to be on the block, Green Giant is looking to get in on the nation's rekindled romance with vegetables.
Business
March 26

What does the Heinz-Kraft deal mean for General Mills?

General Mills Inc. doesn’t have to worry about 3G Capital and Warren Buffett taking a run at it anytime soon, analysts say. The long term…
Business
March 19

General Mills tops third-quarter profit forecast

After a rough six months for the Golden Valley food giant, it could be turning the corner.
Business
March 16

General Mills' Yoplait yogurt business looking healthier

A cut in sugar is the latest in changes to improve General Mills’ yogurt business.
Business
March 9

From Sunday: General Mills, long steady, now struggles with changes and cuts

Analysts have cheered the company for striving to reinvent itself as eating habits change. But the job cuts have upended the lives of hundreds of Minnesota families.
Business
February 18
General Mills Inc. Yoplait brand yogurt sits on display at a supermark...

General Mills cutting sugar in Yoplait Original by 25 percent

General Mills on Tuesday said it is reformulating its yogurt brand, to hit store shelves next month with fewer calories.
Business
February 15

Hormel, General Mills among food companies fighting label changes

Minnesota’s food giants are fighting an FDA proposal to list “added sugars” separately on nutrition labels.
Business
December 14, 2014

General Mills adds new cereals to take on trends

Variations of Chex and Cheerios are General Mills’ latest push to take back the breakfast table.
Business
November 20, 2014

General Mills, Target and Twin Cities agencies aim for diversity in their message

A little girl named Gracie helps lead marketers down the path of more inclusiveness.
Business
November 8, 2014

General Mills sends warning on profit, sales

The foodmaker expects profit to decline in the current quarter as it slashed prices on products.
Business
October 1, 2014
The General Mills headquarters in Golden Valley.

General Mills, buffeted by weak sales, to cut 700 to 800 more jobs

The company didn’t say how Minnesota would be affected but said the cuts will include salaried positions.
Business
September 18, 2014

General Mills to cut $100 million in costs as profits fall

General Mills Wednesday announced more cost cuts on the heels of a weak quarter, its profits declining 12 percent and falling well short of Wall Street’s expectations.
Business
September 8, 2014

General Mills buys Annie's for $820M

Annie’s Inc. is known for its natural macaroni and cheese and bunny-shaped crackers. The deal is the largest to date in a series of natural and organic acquisitions for General Mills.
Business
September 6, 2014

Schafer: General Mills aims to think like a smaller company

The company’s idea of innovation is changing, and increasingly focuses on reinventing the process itself to create more new products in less time.
Business
August 22, 2014

General Mills scores a win in Greek yogurt ad fight against rival Chobani

An ad industry self-regulatory body says Chobani ads mislead by suggesting yogurts like General Mills' Yoplait are made from synthetic ingredients.
Business
August 11, 2014

CEO Paywatch: Kendall Powell, General Mills Corp.

CEO Pay Watch General Mills Inc. Kendall Powell, Chairman and CEO   Total compensation: $10,465,412 for the year ending May 31, 2014 Salary: $1,165,717…
Minneapolis
August 8, 2014

General Mills commissions artist to paint billboard on Hennepin Av.

General Mills commissioned an artist to paint a billboard the old-fashioned way.
Business
August 7, 2014

General Mills' monster cereals pair with DC Comics

General Mills turned to the superhero comics illustrators for this year’s box art.
Business
July 13, 2014

General Mills' new granolas offer gluten-free, high-protein options

General Mills is targeting healthy-lifestyle consumers with alternate sources of protein and non-GMO organic products.
Business
July 8, 2014

General Mills' lineup: More protein and less gluten

Hoping to tap demand, it introduces 150 new products.
July 5, 2014

June 12: Minn. food companies back group fighting federal nutrition standards

And the leaders of the legislation, which pushes for school districts to waive new lunch rules, have found financial support from six Minnesota food companies.
Business
June 26, 2014

General Mills misses on 4Q results, plans cost cuts

Sales and profits both fell below expectations, capping a lackluster fiscal year. Executives said they are looking at cost cuts.