General Mills

A marketer of consumer foods based in Golden Valley.

December 20, 2017

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

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

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 Inc. brand cereals are displayed for a photograph in New...

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
FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2011 file photo, General Mills products are d...

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
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.
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.
Yoplait yogurt
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.
General Mills
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 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.
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.