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A marketer of consumer foods based in Golden Valley.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
General Mills tops third-quarter profit forecast
After a rough six months for the Golden Valley food giant, it could be turning the corner.
General Mills' Yoplait yogurt business looking healthier
A cut in sugar is the latest in changes to improve General Mills’ yogurt business.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
October 1, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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