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March 21, 2014

Progresso, a brand from General Mills, announced new flavors for its line of Recipe Starters cooking sauces.

MINNEAPOLIS — Progresso, a brand from General Mills, announced new flavors for its line of Recipe Starters cooking sauces. Each pouch has a recipe favorite printied on it to give consumers a head start on meals during the week. Most of the recipes from Recipe Starters require five or fewer ingredients and can be prepared in 30 minutes or less, the company said. 

February 3, 2014

General Mills has launched more than 50 new items in the United States, with dozens more to launch in international markets.

MINNEAPOLIS — General Mills has launched more than 50 new items in the United States, with dozens more to launch in international markets.

Some of the new offerings include:

July 9, 2013

General Mills executives shared the company's new product innovation plans during General Mills' annual investor meeting at the New York Stock Exchange.

NEW YORK — Today, General Mills executives shared the company's new product innovation plans during General Mills' annual investor meeting at the New York Stock Exchange.

"Product innovation is the fuel that creates category growth," said Ken Powell, chairman and CEO of General Mills. "We have a robust new product plan, with more than 200 new items being introduced worldwide in the first half of the year alone."

May 31, 2013

A group of 16 food and beverage suppliers, including PepsiCo, Kraft Foods and General Mills, has exceeded its goal of reducing trillions of calories from foods in the marketplace ahead of schedule, the group announced this week.

WASHINGTON — A group of 16 food and beverage suppliers, including PepsiCo, Kraft Foods and General Mills, has exceeded its goal of reducing trillions of calories from foods in the marketplace ahead of schedule, the group announced this week.

March 26, 2013

After its fall season-inspired yogurts, Yoplait, a General Mills brand, is bringing two cocktail-inspired additions to store shelves this spring.

MINNEAPOLIS — After its fall season-inspired yogurts, Yoplait, a General Mills brand, is bringing two cocktail-inspired additions to store shelves this spring: Yoplait Light piña colada and Yoplait Original cosmopolitan-flavored yogurt.

Yoplait Light piña colada contains 5 g of protein per 6 oz.-serving with 90 calories and Yoplait Original cosmopolitan contains 5 g of protein per 6 oz.-serving with 170 calories. Both flavors also are a good source of calcium and vitamin D.

March 15, 2013

General Mills' Green Giant brand is bringing two new product offerings to store shelves, the company announced.

MINNEAPOLIS — General Mills' Green Giant brand is bringing two new product offerings to store shelves, the company announced.

New Green Giant Veggie snack chips will be available in two flavors: Roasted Veggie Tortilla Chips Zesty Cheddar and Multigrain Sweet Potato Chips Sea Salt. The Zesty Cheddar tortilla chips contain 17g of whole grains and the Sweet Potato Chips have 40% less fat than regular potato chips.

January 16, 2013

General Mills has introduced a new protein bar that it said was designed to satisfy cravings while being healthy.

MINNEAPOLIS — General Mills has introduced a new protein bar that it said was designed to satisfy cravings while being healthy.

The company announced the introduction of Fiber One Protein Bars, available in caramel nut and coconut almond flavors. The caramel nut bar contains seven grams of protein and 130 calories, while the coconut almond bar contains six grams of protein and 140 calories.

January 9, 2013

General Mills is introducing a new cereal that it said has more fiber than any chocolate cereal.

MINNEAPOLIS — General Mills is introducing a new cereal that it said has more fiber than any chocolate cereal.

The company announced the introduction of Fiber One 80 Calories Chocolate Squares, which will hit the shelves later this month while hiring Lisa Lillien, a dietary expert and author of the book "Hungry Girl" to help market the cereal.

October 25, 2012

The Network of Executive Women, Consumer Products and Retail, has elected seven new members to its board at the Network's annual members meeting during the recent NEW Leadership Summit in Dallas.

DALLAS — The Network of Executive Women, Consumer Products and Retail, has elected seven new members to its board at the Network's annual members meeting here during the recent NEW Leadership Summit.

More than 1,000 women and men attended the event, the largest in the organization's 11-year history.

July 17, 2012

A consumer push for healthier snacks has led to an explosion of yogurt sales. Sales of yogurt have increased every year since 2006, according to Mintel.

A consumer push for healthier snacks has led to an explosion of yogurt sales. Sales of yogurt have increased every year since 2006, according to Mintel. The market research firm expected sales growth to continue, reaching a forecasted $6.9 billion in 2012 and $9.5 billion in 2016.

June 28, 2012

Fiber One has introduced a cereal that touts fiber, crunchy nut clusters, real almond slices and whole grain flakes.

MINNEAPOLIS — Fiber One has introduced a cereal that touts fiber, crunchy nut clusters, real almond slices and whole grain flakes.

Fiber One nutty clusters and almonds cereal, now available at retailers nationwide, touts 180 calories per serving, as well as 43% of the recommended daily value of fiber in each serving.

June 27, 2012

General Mills on Wednesday announced the launch of its Fiber One 90-calorie brownies in a chocolate chip cookie flavor formulated with 5 g of fiber.

MINNEAPOLIS — General Mills on Wednesday announced the launch of its Fiber One 90-calorie brownies in a chocolate chip cookie flavor formulated with 5 g of fiber.

Each chocolate chip cookie brownie is made with semisweet chocolate chips in a cookie-batter brownie, topped with a chocolatey drizzle and contains 20% of the daily value of fiber.

May 22, 2012

In an effort to focus on its key growth strategies, General Mills has announced a productivity and cost savings plan that will include a reduction in its workforce.

MINNEAPOLIS — In an effort to focus on its key growth strategies, General Mills has announced a productivity and cost savings plan that will include a reduction in its workforce.

March 1, 2012

General Mills has acquired natural snacks company Food Should Taste Good.

MINNEAPOLIS — General Mills has acquired natural snacks company Food Should Taste Good.

The company, General Mills said, will become part of the consumables giant's natural and organic products business, Small Planet Foods.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but General Mills noted Food Should Taste Good's founder Pete Lescoe will continue with the business as creative director.

February 22, 2012

Sales of hot and cold breakfast cereals have been flat. “Consumers are faced with many breakfast options each day,” said David Browne, senior analyst at Mintel International Group.

Sales of hot and cold breakfast cereals have been flat. “Consumers are faced with many breakfast options each day,” said David Browne, senior analyst at Mintel International Group. “While most do eat breakfast, it may mean a cereal/snack bar, yogurt, eggs, toast/bagels, baked goods or fast food restaurant options.” The popularity of egg-based breakfast sandwiches, particularly those available at fast food outlets, has surged. Consumers increasingly are buying breakfast outside the home.

February 9, 2012

The National Association for Female Executives on Wednesday released its list of the "Top 50 Companies for Executive Women."

NEW YORK — The National Association for Female Executives on Wednesday released its list of the "Top 50 Companies for Executive Women."

General Mills, Johnson & Johnson and Procter & Gamble were all listed in the top 10 on that list. Other notable supplier and retail companies included Abbott, AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Cardinal Health, Colgate-Palmolive, Eli Lilly, Kraft Foods, Merck and Walmart.

January 30, 2012

General Mills has launched a special promotion in line with the premiere of "Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace" in 3D.

MINNEAPOLIS — General Mills has launched a special promotion in line with the premiere of "Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace" in 3D.

General Mills said its cereal brands will tout specially marked boxes that will contain eight exclusive collectable pens featuring iconic characters from the film. Participating cereals include Cinnamon Toast Crunch (12.8 oz.), Lucky Charms (11.5 oz.), Reese’s Puffs (13 oz.), Cheerios (14 oz.), and Cookie Crisp (11.25 oz).

October 24, 2011

The business of nutritional bars is booming, with 9-of-the-top-10 brands trending at a double-digit annual growth rate. And that one bar not growing in double digits is the No. 1-selling bar — General Mills’ Fiber One — by a margin of more than $60 million in annual sales.

The business of nutritional bars is booming, with 9-of-the-top-10 brands trending at a double-digit annual growth rate. And that one bar not growing in double digits is the No. 1-selling bar — General Mills’ Fiber One — by a margin of more than $60 million in annual sales. Sales of Fiber One are up 7.3%, according to SymphonyIRI Group for the 52 weeks ended Sept. 4 across food, drug and mass (excluding Walmart).

October 21, 2011

General Mills on Thursday announced a voluntary recall of a single day’s production of its chocolate-flavored Fiber One 90-calorie chewy bars because of a labeling issue.

MINNEAPOLIS — General Mills on Thursday announced a voluntary recall of a single day’s production of its chocolate-flavored Fiber One 90-calorie chewy bars because of a labeling issue.

This voluntary recall includes only 5-count boxes of chocolate-flavored Fiber One 90-Calorie chewy bars with the following “better if used by” date printed on the top of the box: "19MAY2012BV."

October 11, 2011

Sales in the digestives aisle going forward look positive, especially as an aging population begins paying closer attention to healthy diets, including the right amount of dietary fiber to keep things “regular” and supplementation with probiotics for overall digestive health.


Sales in the digestives aisle going forward look positive, especially as an aging population begins paying closer attention to healthy diets, including the right amount of dietary fiber to keep things “regular” and supplementation with probiotics for overall digestive health.


July 25, 2011

Sales in the digestives aisle going forward look positive, especially as an aging population begins paying closer attention to healthy diets, including the right amount of dietary fiber to keep things “regular” and supplementation with probiotics for overall digestive health. 


Sales in the digestives aisle going forward look positive, especially as an aging population begins paying closer attention to healthy diets, including the right amount of dietary fiber to keep things “regular” and supplementation with probiotics for overall digestive health. 


July 5, 2011

General Mills now has a 51% stake in Yoplait S.A.S. and a 50% interest in a related entity that holds the worldwide Yoplait brands, the company announced Friday.

PARIS — General Mills now has a 51% stake in Yoplait S.A.S. and a 50% interest in a related entity that holds the worldwide Yoplait brands, the company announced Friday.

General Mills acquired the ownership stakes from Europe-based private equity firm PAI Partners and Sodiaal, the largest dairy cooperative in France, for about $1.2 billion. With this transaction, Yoplait will be governed by a supervisory board with representation from General Mills and Sodiaal, as the remaining ownership stakes in both entities will continue to be held by Sodiaal.

July 5, 2011


Yogurt and yogurt drinks have become a powerhouse category, with Greek-style yogurts boosting category sales. Mintel International Group estimated that category sales reached $4.4 billion across all three channels in 2010, and there is still room for growth.



Yogurt and yogurt drinks have become a powerhouse category, with Greek-style yogurts boosting category sales. Mintel International Group estimated that category sales reached $4.4 billion across all three channels in 2010, and there is still room for growth.


June 20, 2011


The snack is back! Judging from the amount of growth within the 
nutritional bar category in the past year, snacking is definitely en vogue.


The snack is back! Judging from the amount of growth within the 
nutritional bar category in the past year, snacking is definitely en vogue. 
Incremental annual sales totaled $117.5 million across food, drug and mass retailers, with the exception of Walmart, according to SymphonyIRI Group. Out of all over-the-counter growth categories for the 52 weeks ended April 17, nutritional bars as a category took in more dollars on top of what they had generated the year before than any other category, bar none. 


February 18, 2011

Rising commodity costs and brutal competition have been squeezing profits from the ready-to-eat cereal category.

Rising commodity costs and brutal competition have been squeezing profits from the ready-to-eat cereal category. Dollar sales for the 52-week period ended Dec. 26, 2010, were down 3%, according to SymphonyIRI Group. Sue Viamari, editor of SymphonyIRI’s Times and Trends, said the category has been in decline during the past several quarters, and there was a 0.7% decline in price per volume during the same period.