General Mills

A marketer of consumer foods based in Golden Valley.

55.70 USD  +0.36 (+0.65%)
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52 Week High 57.73
52 Week Low 48.32
Volume 2573874
Bid (Size) 400
Ask (Size) 400
Today's Range 55.82 - 55.26
Shares Outstanding 596089958
Dividend Yield 1.67

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Minnesota CEO pay: Lots of options

ARTICLE Updated: Jul 29 2013 - 9:46 AM

Chief executives across Minnesota rushed to convert their stock options into cash and stock last year, riding a bull market that jumped more than 16 percent in 2012.Among the findings within the Star...

Lee Schafer: General Mills CEO pay, then & now

ARTICLE Updated: Jul 28 2013 - 9:14 AM

General Mills Chairman and CEO Ken Powell joined the company two years before H. Brewster Atwater Jr. became its CEO in 1981. They were both rise-through-the-ranks CEOs at a Minnesota blue chipper,...

General Mills firming up its Greek yogurt line

ARTICLE Updated: Jul 21 2013 - 7:14 AM

The rise of Greek yogurt has been simply extraordinary by packaged-food standards, as General Mills Inc. has learned the hard way.Sales and market share of its popular Yoplait brand have fallen...

General Mills now sees growth in products, not deals

ARTICLE Updated: Jul 9 2013 - 11:23 PM

Don’t look for acquisitions to generate growth for General Mills Inc. this year. Instead, executives say the company will expand via marketing and the rollout of more than 200 new products, from...

Imports, not just exports, benefit Minnesota's economy

ARTICLE Updated: Jul 5 2013 - 11:23 PM

Importing foreign materials and money into Minnesota helps power the state’s economy in ways that are just as significant as exporting local goods and services to other countries, according to a...

General Mills has hope for yogurt

ARTICLE Updated: Jun 27 2013 - 9:17 AM

General Mills Inc. offered investors a ray of hope for its struggling yogurt business Wednesday, while posting fourth-quarter profits in line with Wall Street’s expectations.The company seems...

General Mills recall cites possible salmonella in Cinnamon Toast Crunch

ARTICLE Updated: Jun 4 2013 - 8:46 PM

Citing the possibility of salmonella contamination, General Mills is recalling 168 cases of single-serve, reduced-sugar Cinnamon Toast Crunch bowl packs sold by food services such as cafeterias or...

General Mills rides snack boom

ARTICLE Updated: May 26 2013 - 7:02 AM

The Jolly Green Giant has a new gig: hawking salty snacks.Green Giant is synonymous with vegetables, from broccoli to beans. But General Mills is expanding its venerable brand to the burgeoning...

Genetically engineered food: Put a label on it?

ARTICLE Updated: Mar 24 2013 - 8:58 AM

On Election Day, Minnesota's giant food industry -- from General Mills and Cargill to family farmers -- will be watching a California referendum as closely as the presidential race. So will consumers...

General Mills posts solid increase in 3rd quarter profits

ARTICLE Updated: Mar 21 2013 - 6:20 AM

Anchored by the profitability of its U.S. retail food and food service businesses, General Mills Wednesday posted a strong increase in quarterly earnings that handily beat Wall Street forecasts.The...

Eden Prairie consulting firm Prouty stretches for strategy

ARTICLE Updated: Mar 17 2013 - 11:56 AM

If basing a consulting practice largely on a quote attributed to an early 20th century Supreme Court justice seems like a stretch, that’s exactly what the Prouty Project, a strategic planning...

General Mills increases dividend

ARTICLE Updated: Mar 12 2013 - 9:34 PM

General Mills Inc. on Tuesday announced a 15 percent increase in its dividend rate, marking 114 consecutive years of such increases.The Golden Valley-based packaged food giant’s dividend will...

General Mills gets into the delivery business

ARTICLE Updated: Mar 11 2013 - 6:23 AM

General Mills has a new play for the Betty Crocker generation.The Golden Valley-based packaged foods giant this week is launching a unique food delivery service, partnering with supermarket operator...

Bills would require labels on genetically engineered food in Minnesota

ARTICLE Updated: Feb 28 2013 - 10:26 PM

Minnesota could become the next battleground in the fight over mandatory labels for genetically modified food.Bills were introduced Thursday in the Minnesota Legislature that would require food...

General Mills expects stronger 2014 profits

ARTICLE Updated: Feb 20 2013 - 7:39 AM

General Mills Inc. said Tuesday that profit growth in its fiscal year 2014 will be stronger and that it also plans on returning more cash to stockholders through share repurchases and dividend growth....

A conversation with General Mills CEO Ken Powell

ARTICLE Updated: Feb 19 2013 - 9:10 AM

Star Tribune food industry reporter Mike Hughlett recently interviewed General Mills CEO Ken Powell. The veteran General Mills executive touched on several facets of the big food company’s...

For General Mills, a year of ups and downs

ARTICLE Updated: Feb 16 2013 - 10:37 PM

Over the past year, General Mills has found itself in an unusual position.Its stock, normally a Wall Street favorite, has trailed food industry peers and the market generally. Commodity inflation ate...

Artist wrapping up mural project at library in Savage

ARTICLE Updated: Jan 30 2013 - 8:24 AM

Greg Preslicka is almost done with the Scott County Library mural.The big 9-by-14-foot section in the system's Savage branch sits to his left, already complete. In it, three cartoon critters putz...

California vote on genetically modified foods a win for food industry

ARTICLE Updated: Nov 9 2012 - 10:19 AM

Minnesota's sizable food and agriculture industry can rest easier this week after California voters rejected a controversial referendum that would have required labels on genetically modified...

General Mills, Cargill boost Africa initiative

ARTICLE Updated: Oct 17 2012 - 8:57 PM

General Mills, Cargill and the U.S. Agency for International Development are significantly upping their investment in a program that aims to increase the efficiency of food production in Africa and,...

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