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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…
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
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
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 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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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 tops third-quarter profit forecast
After a rough six months for the Golden Valley food giant, it could be turning the corner.
March 16, 2015
General Mills' Yoplait yogurt business looking healthier
A cut in sugar is the latest in changes to improve General Mills' yogurt business.
March 9, 2015
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 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.
February 15, 2015
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.
General Mills job cuts
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.
General Mills earnings
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.
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