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Nov 14, 2017

General Mills Reaffirms Guidance For Fiscal 2018

In conjunction with discussions today at the Morgan Stanley Global Consumer & Retail Conference, General Mills (NYSE: GIS) reaffirmed its key financial targets for the fiscal year ending May 27, 2018. Organic net sales are expected to decline between 1 and 2 percent from 2017 levels. Total segment operating profit in constant currency is expected to range between flat and up 1 percent, and adjusted operating profit margin is expected to increase over year-ago levels. Fiscal 2018 adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS), which excludes certain items affecting comparability, are expected to increase between 1 and 2 percent in constant currency.

Sep 26, 2017

General Mills quarterly dividend declared

The General Mills Board of Directors today declared a quarterly dividend at the prevailing rate of $0.49 per share, payable November 1, 2017, to shareholders of record as of October 10, 2017. General Mills (NYSE: GIS) and its predecessor company have paid dividends without interruption for 119 years.

Sep 20, 2017

General Mills reports fiscal 2018 first quarter results

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today reported results for the first quarter ended August 27, 2017. "Our number one priority in fiscal 2018 is strengthening our topline performance," said General Mills Chief Executive Officer Jeff Harmening. "Our first-quarter net sales finished in line with our expectations, and our focus on our global growth priorities drove important improvement in our retail sales trends. This included a 300 basis point improvement in the U.S., with better results in each of our top 5 categories."

Sep 07, 2017

General Mills reaffirms guidance For fiscal 2018

In conjunction with a presentation today at the Barclays Global Consumer Staples Conference, General Mills reaffirmed its key financial targets for the fiscal year ending May 27, 2018.

Aug 23, 2017

General Mills to webcast two September events

General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS) plans to webcast two September investor presentations. On Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, the company will present at the Barclays Global Consumer Staples Conference. The presentation and webcast are scheduled to begin at 7:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

Jul 20, 2017

General Mills, Box Tops for Education™ survey reveals top family summer activity, snack trends

This summer, General Mills and Box Tops for Education™ surveyed nearly one thousand American parents to identify which activities and snacks families are enjoying most during the dog days of summer. The detailed survey concluded families are most interested in simple, outdoor activities and unexpected road trips with the right mix of snacks and fun in the sun. However, findings show the food enjoyed most varies by region.

Jul 12, 2017

General Mills details fiscal '18 global priorities at company's annual Investor Day

NEW YORK - General Mills executives updated investors and analysts on its global priorities for fiscal 2018 at the company’s annual Investor Day event at the New York Stock Exchange. General Mills CEO Jeff Harmening, who transitioned to the role June 1, said the company remains committed to its Consumer First strategy and will look to global prioritization to unlock growth opportunities including opportunities in e-commerce.

Jul 10, 2017

General Mills new products meet global demand for simplicity

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) is releasing its line-up of new products around the world to meet global demand for great taste and simplicity. Highlights include “Oui” by Yoplait, a French-style yogurt with simple ingredients like whole milk and real fruit; great tasting cereals like Apple Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Blueberry Chex; Betty Crocker “original recipe” cake mix made with seven pantry-friendly ingredients, Annie’s organic cheese puffs, and super premium, indulgent Häagen-Dazs mini stick bars.

Jun 28, 2017

General Mills reports fourth-quarter, full-year fiscal 2017 results

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today reported results for the fourth quarter and full fiscal year ended May 28, 2017.

"Our fourth-quarter results finished in line with our expectations, with improved organic net sales trends in total and across three of our four operating segments," said General Mills Chief Executive Officer Jeff Harmening. "While we took important steps in fiscal 2017 to globalize our business structure, accelerate our cost-savings efforts, expand our margins, and drive growth in adjusted diluted EPS, our results on the topline fell well short of our standards. Our entire organization is moving with urgency in fiscal 2018 to meaningfully improve our net sales trends while keeping a sharp eye on our efficiency."

Jun 21, 2017

Veteran marketer Ivan Pollard joins General Mills as global chief marketing officer

General Mills today announced that Ivan Pollard has been named global chief marketing officer (CMO), effective July 10, 2017. Pollard will report to Jeff Harmening, chief executive officer and be accountable for establishing the company’s first global marketing and media planning function responsible for marketing strategies, connections planning, and building organizational capabilities globally.

Jun 08, 2017

General Mills continues clean energy leadership

General Mills has taken another step toward its climate goal with the signing of a virtual 15-year power purchase agreement with Renewable Energy Systems (RES) for 100-megawatts (MW) of its Cactus Flats wind project. The wind project will produce renewable energy credits for General Mills that can be applied toward the company’s greenhouse gas emission reduction goals. During the peak of construction, the project will create about 250 jobs in the clean energy workforce.

Apr 20, 2017

Food, conservation groups invest in soil to sustain food production

A national effort to enhance farm sustainability through soil health has additional backing from a major consumer foods manufacturer. Leaders from General Mills, The Nature Conservancy, the Soil Health Institute and the Soil Health Partnership announce a collaborative effort to advance soil health on America’s farms and ranches, paving the way for measurable economic and environmental gains for farmers, businesses and communities for generations to come.

Apr 11, 2017

General Mills reports progress on global responsibility

General Mills released its 2017 Global Responsibility Report, outlining the company’s approach to creating environmental, social and economic value in the countries where it operates. General Mills continues to make significant progress toward nutrition improvements and sustainable sourcing of their food, as well as climate and pollinator protection – all key highlights of this year’s report.

Mar 21, 2017

General Mills reports fiscal 2017 third-quarter results

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today reported results for the third quarter ended February 26, 2017. "Our third-quarter results finished in line with our expectations and keep us on track to deliver the guidance we updated last month," said General Mills Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Ken Powell.

Mar 14, 2017

General Mills quarterly dividend declared

The General Mills Board of Directors today declared a quarterly dividend at the prevailing rate of $0.48 per share, payable May 1, 2017, to shareholders of record as of April 10, 2017. The General Mills (NYSE: GIS) current annualized dividend rate of $1.92 per share represents an increase of 8 percent over the annual dividend of $1.78 paid in fiscal 2016.

Mar 09, 2017

Honey Nut Cheerios’ BuzzBee missing from iconic cereal box for important cause

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – Shoppers may notice something unusual about the boxes of Honey Nut Cheerios on grocery store shelves this spring -- "BuzzBee," the brand’s iconic spokesbee, is missing and there's a very important reason why. Buzz disappeared from boxes because there's something serious going on with the world's pollinators.

Mar 07, 2017

Cascadian Farm invests in Kernza® perennial grain with promising restorative benefits for farms

ANAHEIM, California – Cascadian Farm, a pioneer in the organic food movement, and parent company General Mills today announced their work with The Land Institute to help commercialize organic Kernza, a perennial grain and wild relative of annual wheat, whose deep roots show promise to increase soil health, carbon sequestration, water retention and enhance surrounding wildlife habitat. The sweet- and nutty-tasting grain lends itself particularly well as an ingredient for cereal and snacks.

Mar 01, 2017

General Mills to webcast fiscal 2017 third-quarter earnings, March 21

General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS) plans to report results for its fiscal 2017 third quarter on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. A webcast discussion of those results will be held that day, beginning at 7:30 a.m. CDT (8:30 a.m. EDT).

Feb 17, 2017

General Mills updates key financial targets for fiscal 2017

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) said today that in response to revised second-half growth expectations driven largely by recent sales performance on U.S. yogurt and soup, the company is reducing its sales and earnings outlook for the fiscal year ending May 2017. The company expects to deliver an adjusted operating profit margin of at least 18 percent in fiscal 2017, which represents an increase of at least 120 basis points over fiscal 2016 levels.

Jan 31, 2017

General Mills will webcast February 21 analyst presentation

General Mills will webcast its upcoming presentation at the Consumer Analyst Group of New York (CAGNY) conference. Interested investors can listen to the live broadcast beginning at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.

Jan 26, 2017

General Mills recognized as world leader for corporate action on climate change

General Mills has been recognized as a global climate leader and has been named to the CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) Climate A-List, Supplier Engagement Leader Board and Supplier Climate A-List. The company is among the 9 percent of global corporations participating in CDP’s climate change program to be awarded a position on the Climate A-List, in recognition of its performance and actions to reduce emissions and mitigate climate change in the past reporting year.

Jan 09, 2017

Civil rights activist, author Myrlie Evers-Williams to be keynote Speaker at MLK Holiday Breakfast

Myrlie Evers-Williams, civil rights leader, author and wife of murdered civil rights activist Medgar Evers, will give the keynote speech at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast on Monday, January 16, 2017, at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Dec 20, 2016

General Mills reports fiscal 2017 second-quarter results

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today reported results for the second quarter ended November 27, 2016. "Although we posted disappointing net sales performance in the second quarter, we delivered good growth in adjusted diluted EPS, driven by significant expansion in our adjusted operating profit margin," said General Mills Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Ken Powell.

Nov 30, 2016

Multi-year, $4 million investment in pollinator habitat

The Nature Conservancy and General Mills today unveiled the Soil Health Roadmap at the annual BSR Conference. Developed by an interdisciplinary team of Conservancy scientists, economists and agriculture experts and made possible through support from General Mills, the Roadmap makes the business case for investing in sustainable soil health practices to achieve unprecedented economic benefits for U.S. farmers and businesses, as well as significant conservation outcomes for generations to come.

Nov 01, 2016

Healthy soils could deliver nearly $50 billion in benefits annually

The Nature Conservancy and General Mills today unveiled the Soil Health Roadmap at the annual BSR Conference. Developed by an interdisciplinary team of Conservancy scientists, economists and agriculture experts and made possible through support from General Mills, the Roadmap makes the business case for investing in sustainable soil health practices to achieve unprecedented economic benefits for U.S. farmers and businesses, as well as significant conservation outcomes for generations to come.

Oct 24, 2016

Ceres, WWF recognize General Mills as AgWater Steward for water conservation in global supply chain

General Mills was named an AgWater Steward by Ceres and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) for having far-reaching, ongoing water commitments and for showing action across all five categories of the group’s AgWater Challenge -- including water risk assessments and setting reduction goals, reducing water risk in agricultural supply chains and supporting producers in addressing these issues.

Oct 13, 2016

Environmental leaders, Fortune 500 companies announce collaborative investments to protect California’s water future

As California enters its sixth year of record-breaking drought, twenty leading organizations today announced their collaborative support for critical projects designed to protect California’s water future. Together the groups form the California Water Action Collaborative (CWAC).

Oct 13, 2016

Environmental leaders, Fortune 500 companies announce collaborative investments to protect California’s water.

As California enters its sixth year of record-breaking drought, twenty leading organizations today announced their collaborative support for critical projects designed to protect California’s water future. Together the groups form the California Water Action Collaborative (CWAC).

Sep 21, 2016

General Mills reports fiscal 2017 first-quarter results

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today reported results for the first quarter ended August 28, 2016. "Our first-quarter profit margin expansion and EPS results reflect continued good progress on our productivity and cost-savings initiatives," said General Mills Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Ken Powell. "However, our net sales performance did not meet our expectations due to the challenging macro environment, a difficult year-over-year comparison, and a slower start to the year on certain businesses. We are taking actions to improve our net sales performance going forward, leveraging our Consumer First focus. At the same time, we have a number of encouraging examples across our global portfolio where our efforts to adapt to evolving consumer interests are driving positive results."

Jun 29, 2016

General Mills reports fiscal 2016 results with EPS above previous guidance; Increases margin expansion target

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today reported results for the fourth quarter and full fiscal year ended May 29, 2016. These results reflect the impact of foreign exchange headwinds, the sale of the North American Green Giant business, and one less week compared to fiscal 2015.

Jun 08, 2016

General Mills partners with Organic Valley

General Mills today announced a strategic sourcing partnership with the largest organic cooperative in the U.S. that will help about 20 dairy farms add around 3,000 acres to organic dairy production over the next three years.

Jun 07, 2016

General Mills recognized for sustainability by Newsweek’s 2016 Green Rankings

General Mills was named to Newsweek's 2016 Green Rankings for the third consecutive year for its environmental performance within the company's operations. This year, General Mills improved to 29th out of 500 best publicly traded U.S. companies and 59th out of 500 best publicly traded global companies, up from 48th and 77th in 2015.

Mar 23, 2016

General Mills reports fiscal 2016 third-quarter results in line with expectations, reaffirms full-year outlook

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today reported results for the third quarter of fiscal 2016. General Mills Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Ken Powell said, “Our third-quarter financial results were in line with our expectations.

Mar 09, 2016

General Mills to double organic acreage sourcing to meet growing demand for natural and organic foods

General Mills today announced it will accelerate its commitment to more than double the organic acreage from which it sources ingredients. The company now expects to meet its goal of 250,000 acres by 2019. The increased acreage is directly linked to the company’s goals to grow net sales from its natural and organic products.

Feb 10, 2016

General Mills celebrates 150 Years of innovation, invention, food and fun

General Mills announces its 150th birthday today with plans for a year-long celebration. To celebrate its impact on a century and a half of food around the world, General Mills will share and highlight nostalgic food memorabilia from its historical archives. And honoring its journey of developing leading brands, life-changing inventions and cultural icons, General Mills is pledging “a future of continued innovation – and striving to help make its communities and the world a better place.”

Jan 18, 2016

Former Governor Deval Patrick reflects on the true American dream at the 26th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Breakfast

Former Governor of Massachusetts Deval Patrick, urged a sold-out audience at this morning’s 26th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast on January 18 to reflect on the parallels between the American dream and Dr. King’s legacy.

Jan 12, 2016

Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick to Headline 26th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast Jan. 18

Former two-time Governor of Massachusetts and author Deval Patrick will deliver the keynote speech at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast on Monday, January 18, 2016, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. This is the 26th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast, which is organized in partnership by the General Mills Foundation and United Negro College Fund (UNCF).

Nov 18, 2015

General Mills receives top marks on Human Rights Campaign’s 2016 Corporate Equality Index

General Mills was recognized today as a top place to work for LGBT equality by America’s largest civil rights organization, Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

Sep 25, 2015

General Mills to close West Chicago, Illinois, facility

General Mills announced today it has reached a final decision to close its manufacturing facility in West Chicago, Ill. The company said the facility will shut down in phases by mid-calendar year 2017.

Sep 22, 2015

General Mills receives high ranking on Working Mother’s 2015 “100 Best Companies” List

Working Mother magazine today recognized General Mills among the top ten 2015 Working Mother 100 Best Companies for outstanding leadership in establishing policies, programs and corporate culture that supports working moms. 2015 marks company’s 20th consecutive year on the list.

Jul 01, 2015

General Mills reports fourth quarter and full year fiscal 2015 results

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today reported results for the fourth quarter and full fiscal year ended May 31, 2015. Fiscal 2015 was a 53-week year, with the extra week falling in the fourth quarter.

Jun 15, 2015

General Mills receives high marks for corporate sustainability on the 2015 Newsweek Green Rankings

General Mills was named to Newsweek's 2015 Green Rankings for the second consecutive year for its commitment to corporate sustainability and efficiently managing environmental impact within the company's operations.

May 19, 2015

Working Mother recognizes General Mills among “Best Companies for Multicultural Women”

Working Mother magazine recognizes General Mills among the “Best Companies for Multicultural Women” in the U.S. — an honor that recognizes 25 U.S. corporations that create and use best practices in hiring, retaining and promoting women of color.

Apr 24, 2015

General Mills advances on 2015 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity List

General Mills received high marks in DiversityInc’s recently-released 2015 Top 50 Companies for Diversity list, which honors companies with leading corporate diversity and inclusion programs and practices.

Apr 07, 2015

General Mills reports progress on Global Responsibility commitments

General Mills released its annual Global Responsibility Report, which outlines the company’s approach to creating economic, environmental and social value in the countries where it operates. General Mills reports progress on the most material topics related to its business – health and wellness, environment, sourcing, workplace and community engagement.

Mar 10, 2015

General Mills declares 7 percent dividend increase

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) said today that the board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.44 per share, payable May 1, 2015, to shareholders of record April 10, 2015. This represents a 7 percent increase from the previous quarterly rate of $0.41 per share. Including the new May quarterly payment, General Mills dividends per share in fiscal 2015 will total $1.67, up 8 percent from the annual dividend of $1.55 paid the previous fiscal year.

Mar 09, 2015

General Mills reaffirms commitment to equal opportunity and women’s empowerment

General Mills reaffirmed its commitment to promote equal opportunity for women by signing the CEO Statement of Support for the United Nation’s Women's Empowerment Principles. The WEP is a result of collaboration between the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and the United Nations Global Compact and offer guidance on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community.

Mar 05, 2015

General Mills recognized among FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For

Today, General Mills was named to FORTUNE’s annual list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For.” General Mills has made the prestigious list 12 times since first appearing in 1998.

Jan 19, 2015

Vernon Jordan calls for renewed hope, meaningful action at the 25th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast

Today, Vernon E. Jordan, renowned civil rights leader, presidential advisor, attorney and business leader, delivered the keynote address at the 25th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday breakfast on the theme “Infinite Hope, Meaningful Action.”

Jan 06, 2015

Vernon Jordan, Yolanda Adams headline the 25th Anniversary Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast

Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., long-time civil rights leader, presidential adviser, attorney and business leader, will deliver the keynote speech at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast on Monday, January 19, 2015 at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Dec 08, 2014

General Mills recognized for commitment to community by Bloomberg LP and Points of Light

General Mills was recognized today as one of America’s most community-minded companies in The Civic 50, an annual initiative that identifies and recognizes companies for their commitment to improve the quality of life in the communities where they do business. The survey was conducted by Points of Light in partnership with Bloomberg LP.

Nov 13, 2014

General Mills named one of the 2014 Aon Hewitt top companies for leaders

General Mills today announced it has been named by Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement and health solutions business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), to the list of 2014 Global Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders.

Jun 13, 2014

General Mills grants celebrate Twin Cities’ Communities of Color

To celebrate 60 years of giving, the General Mills Foundation, in partnership with the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, has doubled its grant pool for 2014 to $1 million.

Jun 05, 2014

General Mills ranked 37th in U.S. and 65th globally in 2014 Newsweek Green Rankings

General Mills was named to Newsweek's 2014 Green Rankings for its commitment to corporate sustainability and efficiently managing environmental impact within the company's operations. The rankings are a respected and credible assessment of environmental performance.

Jun 02, 2014

General Mills Foundation doubles grant giving to further advance youth nutrition and fitness

Today, the General Mills Foundation, in partnership with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation and President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, awarded $1 million, twice that of previous years, to Champions for Healthy Kids grant recipients.

May 13, 2014

General Mills ranks No. 2 in the “Best Companies for Multicultural Women” List from Working Mother

Today, Working Mother magazine named General Mills among the top five “Best Companies for Multicultural Women” in the U.S. — an honor that recognizes 25 U.S. corporations that create and use best practices in hiring, retaining and promoting women of color. In 2013, a majority of General Mills’ new hires were women and today, 45 percent of managers and 38 percent of directors at the company are female.

Apr 29, 2014

General Mills makes joint commitment with Walmart to protect environment and strengthen agricultural communities

General Mills chairman and chief executive officer Ken Powell joined Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. president and chief executive officer Doug McMillon to announce a commitment to accelerate innovation in sustainable agriculture and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The announcement was made in Bentonville, Ark., at Walmart’s first ever Sustainability Product Expo.

Apr 23, 2014

General Mills receives high marks on DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity List

For the 10th year, DiversityInc recognized General Mills’ corporate diversity and inclusion programs and practices on the Top 50 Companies for Diversity list. With more than 1,000 participating companies, the 2014 Top 50 list is the leading assessment of diversity management in corporate America and globally.

Apr 16, 2014

General Mills reports progress on global responsibility committments

General Mills has released its annual Global Responsibility Report, outlining its approach to creating economic, environmental and social value in the countries where it operates. The company reported progress in the areas most material to its business – health, environment, sourcing, workplace and community engagement.

Jan 20, 2014

Donna Brazile emphasizes the importance of service at the 24th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast

Today, Donna Brazile, well-known political commentator, strategist and author, encouraged the audience at this year’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast to judge success not by wealth, but by the quality of service to others.

Jan 16, 2014

General Mills named to FORTUNE’s annual list of 100 Best Companies to Work For

General Mills was named to FORTUNE’s annual list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For.” General Mills placed 64th on this year’s list. General Mills has made the prestigious list 11 times since first appearing in 1998.

Sep 17, 2013

General Mills makes Top 10 of Working Mother’s “100 Best Companies” list

General Mills has made Working Mother’s 100 Best Companies list for 18 consecutive years

May 14, 2013

General Mills honored for 10th consecutive year in “Best Companies for Multicultural Women” list from Working Mother

Working Mother has selected General Mills as one of 25 “Best Companies for Multicultural Women” in the U.S. for its ability to hire, retain and advance women of color.

Apr 30, 2013

General Mills reports progress on global responsibility efforts

Today, General Mills released its 2013 Global Responsibility Report, which outlines the company’s progress and commitments in the areas of health, environment, sourcing, workplace and community engagement.

Apr 29, 2013

General Mills advances on DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity list

General Mills advanced two rankings in DiversityInc's annaul Top 50 Companies for Diversity list.

Mar 20, 2013

General Mills reports results for fiscal 2013 third quarter

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today reported results for the third quarter of fiscal 2013. Contributions from new businesses in this period primarily reflect operating results for Yoki Alimentos in Brazil and Yoplait Canada.

Mar 18, 2013

Hunger-Free Minnesota, General Mills Foundation, announce $220,000 grant

Hunger-Free Minnesota and the General Mills Foundation today announced a $220,000 grant award to Children’s Defense Fund – Minnesota. The grant is being given to support Hunger-Free Minnesota’s School Breakfast Program, a statewide effort aimed at increasing participation in the United States Department of Agriculture-funded School Breakfast Program.

Mar 12, 2013

General Mills announces 15 percent dividend increase

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) said today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend payable May 1, 2013, and also approved a 15 percent increase in the dividend rate effective with the Aug. 1, 2013, payment.

Feb 28, 2013

General Mills Foundation joins new Presidential Youth Fitness Program

Today, during an event where First Lady Michelle Obama discussed the need for increased physical activity opportunities in schools, the General Mills Foundation committed $10 million to help implement the new Presidential Youth Fitness Program, a comprehensive, school-based fitness assessment program.

Nov 14, 2012

General Mills named one of the “World’s Best Multinational Workplaces” by Great Place to Work

General Mills debuts at No. 17 on global ranking of the best workplaces.

Nov 08, 2012

Minnesota Governor declares General Mills a 'Yellow Ribbon Company'

Today General Mills was recognized as a “Yellow Ribbon Company” for its proactive support of military service members and their families.

Oct 11, 2012

General Mills No. 1 in leadership development ranking

Leadership Excellence magazine places General Mills at the top of its annual leadership development ranking for second consecutive year

Sep 18, 2012

General Mills recognized as an employer of choice for working moms

Working Mother magazine today named General Mills as one of the 2012 Working Mother 100 Best Companies.

Sep 06, 2012

General Mills named one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Forbes

Forbes magazine has named General Mills to its prestigious “The World’s Most Innovative Companies” list. According to Forbes, the 100 global companies that appear on the list are selected and evaluated based on an “innovation premium” score, which measures the premium the stock market gives a company for anticipated or expected innovation.

Aug 21, 2012

Nearly 70 percent of the General Mills U.S. retail sales volume nutritionally improved

General Mills has improved the health profile of 68 percent of its U.S. Retail sales volume since 2005. In fiscal 2012 alone, the company improved nearly 16 percent of its U.S. Retail sales volume. Improvements include adding whole grains, fiber and calcium, and reducing calories, sugar, sodium and trans fat. General Mills first began tracking and quantifying health improvements in 2005.

Jun 21, 2012

IDG’s Computerworld names General Mills to 2012 list of 100 Best Places to Work in Information Technology in America

IDG’s Computerworld announced that General Mills ranks fourth on its 2012 Best Places to Work in Information Technology list.

May 16, 2012

General Mills named one of 25 “Best Companies for Multicultural Women” in America by Working Mother

Working Mother has selected General Mills as one of 25 “Best Companies for Multicultural Women” in the U.S. for its ability to hire, retain and advance multicultural women.

Apr 25, 2012

General Mills recognized for commitment to diversity

General Mills has been named to the 2012 DiversityInc. Top 50 Companies for Diversity list, a prestigious annual ranking of the top corporate diversity and inclusion programs in the country.

Apr 04, 2012

General Mills releases 2012 Global Responsibility Report

General Mills today released its 2012 Global Responsibility Report, detailing the company’s progress in the areas of health, communities and environment.

Feb 29, 2012

General Mills acquires Food Should Taste Good®

General Mills announced today the acquisition of Food Should Taste Good, a rapidly-growing natural snack foods company based in Needham Heights, Mass.

Feb 24, 2012

USAID honors General Mills with global citizenship recognition

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah visited General Mills’ technical center in Minneapolis to recognize employee volunteers for their global citizenship. The recognition was given to General Mills for its work with food processors and small-holder farmers in Africa through its hunger-fighting nonprofit, Partners in Food Solutions (PFS).

Sep 14, 2010

General Mills celebrates 15th consecutive year on Working Mother’s 100 Best Companies list

Working Mother magazine has named General Mills as one of the nation’s most family-friendly companies in its annual ‘Working Mother 100 Best Companies” list.

Aug 27, 2010

General Mills honored by LATINA Style as a great workplace for Latinas

LATINA Style magazine recently named General Mills to its 2010 LATINA Style 50 Report.

Jun 14, 2010

National Business Group on Health recognizes General Mills as one of the Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles

The Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles awards acknowledge employers that “recognize the urgent need to improve their workers’ health, productivity and quality of life,” according to the National Business Group on Health. The goal of the program is to serve as a catalyst to encourage all employers to take action.

May 25, 2010

General Mills places in the top 5 on Working Mother’s Best Companies for Multicultural Women list

2010 marks the company's seventh consecutuve year on the list

Apr 14, 2010

General Mills 2010 Corporate Social Responsibility Report Now Available

General Mills’ 2010 Corporate Social Responsibility report highlights new and long-standing achievements in the areas of health, community and environment. The report is available for download at GeneralMills.com/csr.

Apr 05, 2010

General Mills Named One of Top 10 Best-Regarded Companies in America

General Mills was named one of the top 10 best-regarded companies in America, according to the annual 2009 Harris Interactive Reputation Quotient (RQ) Study.

Mar 04, 2010

General Mills named to FORTUNE'S 2010 list of the world's 50 most admired companies

Today FORTUNE magazine named General Mills to its annual ranking of the World’s 50 Most Admired Companies, recognizing the company’s strong global reputation

Mar 02, 2010

General Mills Named a Top Corporate Citizen by Corporate Responsibility Magazine

General Mills was named today to Corporate Responsibility magazine’s list of the “100 Best Corporate Citizens” for 2010. General Mills ranks third in the magazine’s 11th annual ranking.

Jan 21, 2010

General Mills Named to FORTUNE’s 2010 List of 100 Best Companies

Today General Mills was named to FORTUNE's 13th annual list of the "100 Best Companies to Work For."

Jan 18, 2010

Civil Rights Leader Joseph Lowery Speaks at 20th Anniversary Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Breakfast

The Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowery encouraged others to reaffirm their dedication to social justice at the 20th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Breakfast on Monday.

Nov 20, 2009

General Mills Named a Global ‘Top Company for Leaders’

Company advances three places in worldwide study on leadership

Oct 13, 2009

General Mills Recognized For Integrity and Responsible Corporate Citizenship

Consumer foods giant General Mills has been named as the recipient of the third annual “Crown Award” for responsible advertising, presented by Hallmark Channels and the Parents Television Council.

Sep 22, 2009

General Mills Applauded for its Family-Friendly Workplace

General Mills ranks in the top 10 of Working Mother’s 2009 ‘100 Best Companies’ list

Aug 24, 2009

General Mills Recognized as a Top Workplace for Latinas

Company named to LATINA Style 50 Report for ninth consecutive year

Jun 24, 2009

General Mills recognized as one of the Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles by the National Business Group on Health

General Mills earns Gold Award for workplace wellness programs

Jun 15, 2009

General Mills Tops IDG’s Computerworld’s Best Places to Work in IT List

Company advances to No. 1, celebrates its outstanding employees and development culture

Jun 03, 2009

Record-breaking year leads to $50 million for U.S. schools through Box Tops for Education

School supporters earn $300 million to support education during the program’s 12-year history

Apr 17, 2009

General Mills Celebrates 82 Percent of Employees Who Volunteer

Part of National Volunteer Week

Apr 14, 2009

General Mills Among 2009 ‘World’s Most Ethical Companies’

Award from Ethisphere Institute Recognizes Sustained Ethical Leadership

Mar 06, 2009

General Mills Ranked Second on CRO Magazine’s list of “100 Best Corporate Citizens”

Annual Survey Ranks Corporate Responsibility Performance of Major U.S. Companies

Jan 22, 2009

General Mills Named to FORTUNE’s 2009 List of 100 Best Companies

2009 Marks the Seventh Year General Mills is Honored by FORTUNE