General Mills

A marketer of consumer foods based in Golden Valley.

March 21
General Mills sales grew over the winter months but ingredient and shipping costs weighed on its profitability.

General Mills delivers on product ideas, but faces new pressure getting goods delivered

Sales were up after struggling recently, but higher expenses squeezed earnings significantly.
February 23
The logo for General Mills appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. General Mills agreed to bu

General Mills heads back to pet aisle with $8 billion purchase of Blue Buffalo

After Pillsbury, it's the second-biggest deal General Mills has ever made.
February 23

General Mills purchase of Blue Buffalo is 8th-largest deal by Minnesota firm

It is the biggest deal since UnitedHealth Group's 2015 purchase of Catamaran.
February 20
General Mills is seeing its sales momentum grow, with Nielsen saying it saw a 1 percent jump in sales of Mills products that it measures in U.S. store

General Mills raises outlook for rest of fiscal 2018

Executives cite strong results from Nielsen data in Nov.-Jan. period.
December 20, 2017
A 7 percent jump in North America sales of cereals helped General Mills to its first quarter of revenue growth in more than two years.

Helped by peanut butter and some other product surprises, General Mills sees first sales gain since 2015

New product launches helped the company produce its first quarterly increase since 2015.
September 20, 2017
General Mills will add chocolate peanut butter Cheerios to its permanent lineup of flavors for its flagship cereal next month. The company now has 15

Chocolate peanut butter Cheerios, fast start for Oui yogurt, new ads should lift General Mills, execs say

But General Mills missed the profit expectations of investment analysts, and the company's stock fell 5.8 percent.
May 3, 2017
Jeff Harmening will become CEO of General Mills next month.

General Mills announces new CEO effective June 1

Jeffrey L. Harmening, who joined General Mills 23 years ago as a marketer, on Wednesday was named chief executive, taking the lead of one of…
March 21, 2017
General Mills fiscal third quarter profit fell in line with expectations.

General Mills hits seventh straight sales drop, and investors look for turning point

The company sees seventh straight quarterly drop, but it has maintained profits by cutting costs.
August 29, 2016
General Mills is honoring Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps on its Wheaties box for the third time.

Wheaties creates Lifetime Achievement box for Michael Phelps

General Mills is creating a 'Lifetime Achievement' box for the decorated Olympic swimmer.
August 4, 2016

Cheerios wants to carve out new following

The release of a pumpkin flavor this month takes aim at boosting fall sales.
March 31, 2016
General Mills is not in a financial crisis but the pressure is growing, columnist Lee Schafer writes.

Lee Schafer: High stakes in growth struggle at General Mills

There's no financial crisis but, with what has happened to some of its rivals, the pressure is real at General Mills.
January 6, 2016
General Mills is buying Epic Provisions, maker of bars and other snacks with meat in them.

General Mills buys Texas maker of snack bars with meat in them

Epic Provisions, known for mixing meat with fruit and nuts for creative combinations, will operate under Annie's.
October 7, 2015
FILE - This June 16, 2011, file photo shoFederal food regulators said Tuesday they have received 125 reports of adverse health effects — mostly gast

FDA says it received 125 complaints about gluten-free Cheerios before recall

General Mills said it knows how the gluten got into its flour and has taken steps to prevent it.
September 15, 2015
Juhyun Kwon "tours" the General Mills campus in Golden Valley with the help of goggles and a GoPro video that let's her walk the halls.

General Mills recruits millennials with a high-tech virtual tour

General Mills is trying new approach to show students what it's like to work at company.
September 3, 2015
General Mills sold Green Giant to B&G Foods for $765 million.

General Mills sells iconic Green Giant vegetable businesses for $765M

B&G Foods, the New Jersey-based maker of Cream of Wheat, is paying $765 million for the vegetable business.
August 27, 2015

B&G, maker of Cream of Wheat and snacks, leads prospective buyers for Green Giant

Several companies have approached General Mills since brand hit the market.
June 25, 2015
After restructuring its U.S. operations over the past year, General Mills will makeover its international units during the next 12 months, likely elim

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.
June 22, 2015
On Monday, June 22, 2015, General Mills said it is dropping artificial colors and flavors from its cereals, the latest company to respond to a growing

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.
May 24, 2015
Cereal Partners Worldwide’s international cereal offerings include, from left, Cookie Crisp, Crunch, Chocapic, Cereales Lion and Nesquik. The Genera

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.
March 29, 2015
New Green Giant products coming out in May.

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.
March 26, 2015
General Mills is not likely to be in play -- at least for awhile. File photo of the General Mills headquarters in Golden Valley.

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 results
March 19, 2015
General Mills reported better-than-expected results for the three months ended Feb. 22.

General Mills tops third-quarter profit forecast

After a rough six months for the Golden Valley food giant, it could be turning the corner.
Yoplait yogurt
March 16, 2015
A new product from Yoplait called Plenti, a Greek yogurt with oats and seeds blended in, is one of General Mills’ new items to boost business.

General Mills' Yoplait yogurt business looking healthier

A cut in sugar is the latest in changes to improve General Mills' yogurt business.
General Mills
March 9, 2015
Dara Walter, across the street from the General Mills headquarters in Golden Valley..

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.
Less sugar in Yoplait
February 18, 2015
General Mills Inc. Yoplait brand yogurt sits on display at a supermarket in Princeton, Illinois, U.S., on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013.

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.