General Mills

A marketer of consumer foods based in Golden Valley.

Business
August 29

Wheaties creates Lifetime Achievement box for Michael Phelps

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

Cheerios wants to carve out new following

The release of a pumpkin flavor this month takes aim at boosting fall sales.
Business
March 31
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.
Business
January 6

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.
Business
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.
Local
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.
Business
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.
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.
Business
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.
Business
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.
Business
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.
Business
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.
Business
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.
Business
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.
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.
General Mills job cuts
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.
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.
General Mills deal
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.