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Jul 17, 2019

Cinnamon Toast Crunch unlocks the Cinnaverse Experience to celebrate new look hitting shelves this fall

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – This summer, Cinnamon Toast Crunch is celebrating its new look and Cinnamojis by inviting fans to feed their senses with the launch of the Cinnaverse Experience. Designed to bring the best parts of Cinnamon Toast Crunch – taste, sight, smell and feel – to life, the cereal brand is offering a free mind blowing and deliciously fun interactive experience.

Jul 09, 2019

General Mills details fiscal 2020 priorities at company's annual Investor Day

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK - General Mills (NYSE: GIS) executives updated investors and analysts on its commitment to its global growth framework and the company’s Fiscal 2020 priorities at its annual Investor Day.

Jul 08, 2019

General Mills raises the bar on innovation with this can’t miss new product lineup

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – There is a lot to love about this can’t miss lineup of new products from General Mills. Nature Valley Wafer Bars, LÄRABAR plant-based Protein bars and EPIC Provisions Rise & Grind morning-inspired bars are among some of the newest items set to hit shelves this summer.

Jun 26, 2019

General Mills reports results for fiscal 2019 and outlines growth goals for fiscal 2020

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota - General Mills today reported results for the fourth quarter and full fiscal year ended May 26, 2019.

Jun 25, 2019

Wheaties scores an ace with Serena Williams Wheaties box

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota - Wheaties announced today that Serena Williams, one of the world’s top and most decorated tennis players, will be the next athlete to adorn the cover of Wheaties iconic orange box.

Jun 25, 2019

General Mills elects Elizabeth C. Lempres to Board of Directors and declares quarterly dividend

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota - General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today announced the election of Elizabeth C. Lempres to its board of directors effective June 24, 2019. She will serve on the Audit and Finance committees of the board.

Jun 19, 2019

General Mills announces Food Recovery Champions winners

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – General Mills announces the 20 winners of its Food Recovery Champions program that awards grants to expand surplus food recovery in the U.S. and Canada for greater social and environmental impact.

Jun 18, 2019

Blue Buffalo opens Richmond, Indiana natural pet food plant

RICHMOND, Indiana - Blue Buffalo, the nation's largest natural pet food brand, announced yesterday the opening of its newest manufacturing plant, a $200 million facility in Richmond, Indiana. Part of the General Mills family of brands, Blue Buffalo products are made with natural ingredients and specifically formulated to provide dogs and cats with superior nutrition.

May 30, 2019

General Mills honored as 2019 Halo Award winner

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – General Mills was named the 2019 Gold Halo Award winner in the category of Best Employee Engagement-Skilled Volunteering Initiative for its founding partnership and continued impact to support African food companies through Partners in Food Solutions (PFS).

May 22, 2019

General Mills to webcast presentation at the 2019 Bernstein Strategic Decisions Conference

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota - General Mills (NYSE: GIS) will webcast its upcoming presentation at the 2019 Bernstein Strategic Decisions Conference on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. ET.

May 21, 2019

Siblings on a mission to grow gardens, not landfills earn $50,000 from General Mills

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – General Mills proudly awarded Ugo Angeletti, founder of back2earth, and his sister, Emma, $50,000 as the winners of its annual Feeding Better Futures Scholars Program. The program recognizes young people in North America who are doing great things to improve global food issues, such as fighting hunger, reducing food waste and advancing sustainable agriculture in their communities.

May 17, 2019

General Mills meets U.S. Department of Energy “Better Plants Challenge” goal four years ahead of schedule

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – In 2012, General Mills set a 10-year goal to improve energy efficiency in the company’s 26 largest U.S.-based plants by 20 percent (from FY12-FY22). Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that General Mills achieved its goal four years ahead of plan, with a total efficiency improvement of 20.4 percent since fiscal year 2012.

Apr 30, 2019

Michael B. Jordan wins $100,000 for Feeding America as Honey Nut Cheerios' Good Rewards comes to a close

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota - Honey Nut Cheerios has crowned the winner of its first-ever Good Rewards program, with Michael B. Jordan claiming the top prize of $100,000 on behalf of Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger relief organization leading the charge to help end hunger in our country. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) received $50,000, and the Gronk Nation Youth Foundation received $25,000 as the second and third place charity beneficiaries of Good Rewards.

Apr 23, 2019

General Mills to match 100 percent of its annual U.S. electricity use with new wind power agreement

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – General Mills has taken one of the biggest steps thus far toward its climate goal by signing a virtual 15-year power purchase agreement with Roaring Fork Wind, LLC, a joint venture partnership between RES (Renewable Energy Systems) and Steelhead Americas, for 200 megawatts (MW) of its Maverick Creek wind project.

Apr 18, 2019

General Mills Global Responsibility Report highlights employee engagement, progress against planet commitments, and food security

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – General Mills released its 2019 Global Responsibility Report, outlining the company’s approach to creating environmental, social and economic value in the countries where it operates.

Apr 10, 2019

Cascadian Farm works to advance climate-beneficial foods with limited-edition, small-batch Honey Toasted Kernza Cereal

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota - Cascadian Farm, a pioneer in the organic food movement, is working to advance climate-beneficial foods with the launch of its small-batch, limited-edition Honey Toasted Kernza® cereal.

Mar 20, 2019

General Mills reports strong fiscal 2019 third-quarter results and updates full-year guidance

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota - General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today reported results for the third quarter ended February 24, 2019.

Mar 18, 2019

Lucky Charms is giving away 15,000 boxes of rainbow and unicorn marshmallows

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota - Lucky Charms announced today the return of the Lucky Charms Marshmallow Only Promotion, awarding 15,000 limited-edition boxes of marshmallow only cereal to fans across the U.S.

Mar 05, 2019

EPIC Provisions unveils new Rise & Grind Bars at Expo West, fueling epic adventurers for the day ahead

AUSTIN, Texas - EPIC Provisions, the snack brand on a mission to make humanely raised, animal-based superfoods, announced several new offerings including the new Rise & Grind morning-inspired bar line and new flavors across EPIC's pork skin, snack strip, and performance bar lines.

Mar 04, 2019

General Mills to advance regenerative agriculture practices on one million acres of farmland by 2030

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota - General Mills today announced its commitment to advance regenerative agriculture practices on one million acres of farmland by 2030. The company will partner with organic and conventional farmers, suppliers and trusted farm advisors in key growing regions to drive the adoption of regenerative agriculture practices.

Feb 27, 2019

General Mills to webcast fiscal 2019 third quarter earnings conference call on March 20, 2019

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota - General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS) plans to report results for its fiscal 2019 third quarter on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. A press release will be issued that morning, followed by a webcast conference call of those results beginning at 7:30 a.m. CT (8:30 a.m. ET).

Feb 25, 2019

The votes are in: 49th Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest awards 'A Taste Of Dublin' as its Grand Prize Winner

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota - After reviewing thousands of tasty recipe entries, the representatives at Pillsbury recognized four category winners in the 49th Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest and awarded the Grand Prize to Melissa Jollands of Hudsonville, Michigan, for her delicious, pub-style Dublin Cheeseboard-Stuffed Appetizer Bread recipe and the cherished memories that inspired it.

Feb 19, 2019

General Mills reaffirms fiscal 2019 guidance at CAGNY

BOCA RATON, Florida - In conjunction with a presentation today at the Consumer Analyst Group of New York (CAGNY) investor conference, General Mills (NYSE: GIS) reaffirmed its key financial targets for the fiscal year ending May 26, 2019.

Feb 05, 2019

General Mills quarterly dividend declared

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota - The General Mills Board of Directors today declared a quarterly dividend at the prevailing rate of $0.49 per share, payable May 1, 2019, to shareholders of record as of April 10, 2019. General Mills (NYSE: GIS) and its predecessor company have paid dividends without interruption for 120 years.

Jan 29, 2019

General Mills to webcast presentation at 2019 CAGNY Conference on February 19, 2019

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota - General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS) will webcast its upcoming presentation at the Consumer Analyst Group of New York Conference on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. A live webcast of the presentation is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. CST (8 a.m. EST).

Jan 23, 2019

General Mills recalls five pound bags of Gold Medal Unbleached Flour

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – General Mills announced today a voluntary national recall of five-pound bags of its Gold Medal Unbleached Flour with a better if used by date of April 20, 2020.

Jan 22, 2019

General Mills recognized as global leader in corporate sustainability

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – Today, General Mills announced it has been recognized as a global leader in corporate sustainability by environmental impact non-profit CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) achieving a place on the CDP ‘A List’ for both climate change and water security - two out of three environmental themes covered by CDP scores.

Jan 15, 2019

Fiber One introduces new fiber-rich cereal made with real strawberries

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – Fiber One is expanding its cereal portfolio with the launch of Fiber One Strawberries and Vanilla Clusters, available in retailers nationwide beginning this month.

Jan 15, 2019

General Mills Feeding Better Futures Scholars Program seeking young innovators

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – Today, General Mills launched the second year of its Feeding Better Futures Scholars Program, a platform encouraging today's youth to share their solutions to fight hunger, reduce food waste, and grow food more sustainably.

Dec 19, 2018

General Mills reports fiscal 2019 second-quarter results and reaffirms full-year guidance

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota - General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today reported results for the second quarter ended November 25, 2018.

Dec 11, 2018

Sean Walker named Group President for General Mills Asia & Latin America

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota - General Mills today announced that Sean Walker has been named Group President of General Mills’ Asia & Latin America segment effective February 1, 2019.

Dec 06, 2018

Pillsbury debuts first-ever line of Doughboy ugly Christmas sweaters to celebrate the holidays

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – To celebrate the holiday season, the iconic Pillsbury brand is not only warming ovens, but also hearts with the release of the first-ever Pillsbury Ugly Christmas Sweater holiday line.

Nov 28, 2018

General Mills to webcast fiscal 2019 second quarter earnings conference call on December 19, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota - General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS) plans to report results for its fiscal 2019 second quarter on Wednesday, December 19, 2018. A press release will be issued that morning.

Nov 06, 2018

General Mills quarterly dividend declared

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota - The General Mills Board of Directors today declared a quarterly dividend at the prevailing rate of $0.49 per share, payable February 1, 2019, to shareholders of record as of January 10, 2019. General Mills (NYSE: GIS) and its predecessor company have paid dividends without interruption for 120 years.

Nov 05, 2018

Yoplait turns up the fun on family game night with Nintendo Switch instant win promotion

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – Yoplait, makers of Yoplait original-style yogurt and Go-GURT, is giving fans a chance to turn up the fun on family game night.

Nov 05, 2018

General Mills elects Diane L. Neal to board of directors

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota - General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today announced the election of Diane L. Neal to its board of directors effective November 5, 2018.

Oct 22, 2018

EPIC Provisions pioneers industry's first consumer product with the Savory Institute's Land to Market Ecological Outcome Verification seal

AUSTIN, Texas – EPIC Provisions, the mission-based snack brand known for its humanely-raised, animal-based foods that improve the welfare and management of those animals, today underscored its commitment to advancing regenerative agriculture by debuting the first product to feature the science-based Land to Market™ Ecological Outcome Verification (EOV) seal.

Oct 02, 2018

Eat Good, Do Good with Honey Nut Cheerios Good Rewards program

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – Honey Nut Cheerios announced the launch of Good Rewards - a fun, interactive, family-friendly program meant to encourage people to pay it forward by collecting 'Buzzcoin' for their team.

Oct 01, 2018

Kids of the 90s rejoice: Classic Trix Shapes are back

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – After receiving thousands of social media comments, mentions and requests for the return of the iconic cereal shape, Trix is officially announcing the return of the 90s favorite – Classic Trix Fruity Shapes.

Sep 25, 2018

General Mills quarterly dividend declared

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota - The General Mills Board of Directors today declared a quarterly dividend at the prevailing rate of $0.49 per share, payable November 1, 2018, to shareholders of record as of October 10, 2018. General Mills (NYSE: GIS) and its predecessor company have paid dividends without interruption for 119 years.

Sep 18, 2018

General Mills reports fiscal 2019 first-quarter results

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota - General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today reported results for the first quarter ended August 26, 2018.

Sep 17, 2018

Second annual National Box Tops for Education Week kicks off coast-to-coast collection drive

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – National Box Tops for Education Week - September 17-23 - is a special collection drive to focus attention on this simple way to help support local schools.

Sep 13, 2018

General Mills named to Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – General Mills has been named to both the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and the North America Index by S&P Dow Jones Indices and sustainability asset management firm RobecoSAM.

Sep 05, 2018

General Mills reaffirms Fiscal 2019 outlook

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota - In conjunction with discussions today and tomorrow at the Barclays Global Consumer Staples Conference, General Mills (NYSE: GIS) reaffirmed its key financial targets for the fiscal year ending May 26, 2019. Net sales are expected to increase 9 to 10 percent from fiscal 2018 levels, with organic net sales ranging between flat and up 1 percent.

Sep 04, 2018

Wheaties kicks off football season by announcing quarterback Russell Wilson as next champion

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – To kick off this football season, Wheaties announced today that Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson will adorn the coveted orange box.

Aug 29, 2018

General Mills announces expanded U.S. benefits plan to support employees at all life stages

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – General Mills today announced a significant expansion of its existing U.S. employee benefits, including an industry-leading leave policy for new parents. The company is modernizing benefits to better align with the needs of an ever-evolving workforce.

Aug 28, 2018

General Mills to webcast fiscal 2019 first quarter earnings conference call on September 18, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota - General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS) plans to report results for its fiscal 2019 first quarter on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. A press release will be issued that morning.

Aug 21, 2018

Hop back to school with Annie's new Gluten-Free Cheddar Bunny Tails and lunchbox favorites for everybunny

BERKELEY, California - Annie's Inc., known for its beloved Cheddar Bunnies, announces the launch of Gluten-Free Cheddar Bunny Tails – a delicious, crispy cracker made with real cheddar cheese and gluten-free goodness.

Aug 08, 2018

Preheat your ovens: The 49th Pillsbury Bake-Off® Contest is open for entries

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – The 49th Pillsbury Bake-Off® Contest is officially open to home cooks nationwide and invites them to imagine the possibilities with Pillsbury.

Jul 17, 2018

Oui by Yoplait introduces French style indulgence with new Oui Petites

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota - Oui by Yoplait – the French style yogurt sold in a glass pot – has released a new petite way to enjoy the remarkable taste, texture and simplicity Oui fans know and love. New Oui by Yoplait Petites will be sold in pairs of small 3.5 oz. glass pots and will be available in four indulgent flavors including Sea Salt Caramel, Chocolate with Shavings, Dark Chocolate Raspberry and Caramelized Apple, each sure to satisfy any sweet craving.

Jul 11, 2018

General Mills details global growth priorities at annual Investor Day

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - General Mills (NYSE: GIS) executives updated investors and analysts on its global growth priorities at the company's annual Investor Day.

Jul 09, 2018

EPIC Provisions launches EPIC Performance Bars

AUSTIN, Texas – EPIC Provisions, the snack brand on a mission to make humanely-raised, animal-based foods that improve the welfare and management of those animals, debuts EPIC Performance, a new line of premium non-GMO protein bars made from cage-free egg whites, nuts, and dried fruit.

Jul 05, 2018

Honey Nut Cheerios is giving away free family-size boxes of cereal in honor of Amazon Prime Day

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – Cereal lovers can now get their hands on a free family-size box of Honey Nut Cheerios, with a qualifying purchase, in honor of Amazon Prime Day and the Cheerios mission to make good go round.

Jun 27, 2018

General Mills reports fourth-quarter and full-year fiscal 2018 results; provides 2019 outlook

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota - General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today reported results for the fourth quarter and full fiscal year ended May 27, 2018, that were in line with the company's most recent fiscal 2018 outlook.

Jun 26, 2018

General Mills quarterly dividend declared

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota - The General Mills Board of Directors today declared a quarterly dividend at the prevailing rate of $0.49 per share, payable August 1, 2018, to shareholders of record as of July 10, 2018. General Mills (NYSE: GIS) and its predecessor company have paid dividends without interruption for 119 years.

Jun 19, 2018

New YQ by Yoplait introduces a 'smarter, not sweeter' philosophy to the yogurt aisle

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – Smarter, not sweeter. That's the philosophy behind YQ by Yoplait, a new yogurt made with ultra-filtered milk that delivers big on protein with an intentionally less sweet taste.

Jun 18, 2018

General Mills Feeding Better Futures Scholars Program winner announced

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – General Mills has announced Katie Stagliano, founder of Katie’s Krops, as the grand prize winner of the inaugural General Mills Feeding Better Futures Scholars Program, an initiative encouraging young people to share their in-action hunger relief and sustainable agriculture solutions for a chance to win $50,000, industry mentorship and exposure at the prestigious Aspen Ideas Festival.

Jun 06, 2018

General Mills to webcast two upcoming investor briefings

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota - General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS) plans to webcast two upcoming investor presentations. The company plans to report results for its fiscal 2018 fourth quarter and full year on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. A press release will be issued that morning, followed by a webcast discussion of those results beginning at 7:30 a.m. CST (8:30 a.m. EST). Interested investors can access these webcasts and slides supporting the company's presentations at www.generalmills.com/investors.

May 10, 2018

General Mills elects Maria Sastre to board of directors

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota - General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today announced the election of Maria Sastre to its board of directors effective June 1, 2018.

Apr 24, 2018

General Mills completes acquisition of Blue Buffalo Pet Products

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota -- General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS) today announced it has completed the acquisition of Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. for $40 per share in an all-cash transaction, which represents an enterprise value of approximately $8.0 billion. The addition of Blue Buffalo establishes General Mills as the leader in the Wholesome Natural pet food category, the fastest growing portion of the $30 billion U.S. pet food market, and accelerates the company’s portfolio reshaping strategy.

Apr 19, 2018

General Mills reports progress on global responsibility commitments, investments

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – General Mills released its 2018 Global Responsibility Report, outlining the company’s approach to creating environmental, social and economic value in the countries where it operates. The progress made by General Mills in 2017 demonstrates the company’s long-term commitment to protect and restore the resources upon which its business and communities depend, with an increased focus on improving the resiliency of its supply chain.

Mar 27, 2018

General Mills announces pricing of public offering of common stock in connection with pending acquisition of Blue Buffalo Pet Products

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS) ("General Mills") announced today that it has priced an underwritten public offering (the "Equity Offering") of 22,727,273 shares of its common stock, par value $0.10 per share ("Common Stock"), at a public offering price of $44.00 per share. In addition, General Mills has granted the underwriters in the Equity Offering a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 2,272,727 shares of its Common Stock.

Mar 26, 2018

General Mills announces proposed public offering of common stock in connection with pending acquisition of Blue Buffalo Pet Products

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS) (“General Mills”) announced today that it has launched an underwritten public offering (the “Equity Offering”) of approximately $1,000,000,000 of shares of its common stock, par value $0.10 per share (“Common Stock”). General Mills intends to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to approximately $100 million of additional shares of its Common Stock.

Mar 21, 2018

General Mills reports fiscal 2018 third-quarter results

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota - General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today reported results for the third quarter ended February 25, 2018.

Mar 19, 2018

General Mills receives antitrust clearance for Blue Buffalo acquisition

General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) today announced that on March 16, 2018, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission granted early termination of the required waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended. With the receipt of this clearance, the condition of the announced merger transaction for all issued and outstanding shares of common stock of Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: BUFF) at a price of $40.00 per share with respect to clearance under applicable antitrust and competition laws has been completely satisfied.

Mar 19, 2018

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 May 1, 2018, to shareholders of record as of April 10, 2018. General Mills (NYSE: GIS) and its predecessor company have paid dividends without interruption for 119 years.

Mar 08, 2018

Cascadian Farm invests in soil health research across organic oat supply chain with Grain Millers

ANAHEIM, California – Cascadian Farm, a pioneer in the organic food movement, and parent company General Mills, announced a five-year $125,000 contribution to Grain Millers to support soil health research on oat farms in the Upper Midwest. Research findings and best practices will be shared at field day events to help advance environmental and economical outcomes for farmers.

Mar 06, 2018

General Mills helps transition 34,000 acres into organic farmland

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota - General Mills today announced a strategic sourcing agreement with Gunsmoke Farms LLC to convert 34,000 acres of conventional farmland to certified organic acreage by 2020. The farm, located west of Pierre, South Dakota, will grow certified organic wheat and other organic rotational crops. General Mills will use wheat grown on the farm to make Annie’s pasta products, including its signature Mac and Cheese.

Mar 01, 2018

General Mills to webcast fiscal 2018 third-quarter earnings conference call, March 21

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota - General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS) plans to report results for its fiscal 2018 third quarter on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. A webcast discussion of those results will be held that day, beginning at 7:30 a.m. CST (8:30 a.m. EST).

Feb 23, 2018

General Mills accelerates portfolio reshaping with acquisition of Blue Buffalo Pet Products

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota and WILTON, Connecticut – General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS) and Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: BUFF) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which General Mills will acquire Blue Buffalo for $40.00 per share in cash, representing an enterprise value of approximately $8.0 billion. The transaction establishes General Mills as the leader in the U.S. Wholesome Natural pet food category, the fastest growing portion of the overall pet food market, and accelerates its portfolio reshaping strategy.

Feb 20, 2018

General Mills outlines keys to consistent growth at CAGNY

BOCA RATON, Florida - At the Consumer Analyst Group of New York (CAGNY) conference today, executives of General Mills (NYSE: GIS) outlined the company’s approach to long-term shareholder value creation and its key priorities for returning to consistent topline growth.

Jan 30, 2018

Nature Valley announces National Park Foundation partnership with multi-million dollar commitment

Nature Valley granola bars, with a long history of supporting and protecting America's national parks, today announced an extension of that support. Nature Valley will partner with the National Park Foundation (NPF), the official nonprofit partner to the National Park Service, for the Find Your Park/Encuentra Tu Parque movement. Nature Valley's support includes a three-year commitment and a donation of up to $3 million.

Jan 30, 2018

General Mills to webcast Feb. 20 presentation at 2018 CAGNY Conference

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) announced today that Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Harmening and Chief Financial Officer Don Mulligan will be featured speakers at the Consumer Analyst Group of New York Conference in Boca Raton, Florida, on Tuesday, February 20, 2018.

Jan 16, 2018

General Mills Feeding Better Futures Scholars Program seeks youth solutions in hunger relief and sustainable agriculture

General Mills today launched the General Mills Feeding Better Futures Scholars Program, which asks youth to share their ideas to help solve the challenge of feeding a growing world population. Feeding Better Futures will serve as a catalyst in addressing hunger relief and sustainable agriculture issues by championing the bright ideas of today’s youth. Young innovators are invited to pitch their in-action solutions for the opportunity to present at the Aspen Ideas Festival, be partnered with industry mentors, and earn up to $50,000 to further their program and education.

Dec 20, 2017

General Mills reports fiscal 2018 second-quarter results

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota - General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today reported results for the second quarter ended November 26, 2017. “I’m pleased with the breadth of the topline improvement we delivered this quarter across our geographies, product platforms, and channels,” said General Mills Chief Executive Officer Jeff Harmening. “We’re executing better, with stronger innovation, more effective brand building, and better merchandising leading to market share gains in the majority of our key global platforms. I’m also pleased that we delivered topline growth in absolute terms.”

Nov 30, 2017

General Mills deepens investment in soil health with $735,000 contribution to National Wheat Foundation

General Mills continues to invest in soil health practices on U.S. agricultural farmland with its latest contribution of $735,000 to the National Wheat Foundation. The foundation, along with the Soil Health Partnership, will advance widespread adoption and implementation of these practices.

Nov 27, 2017

General Mills to webcast fiscal 2018 second-quarter earnings

General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS) plans to report results for its fiscal 2018 second quarter on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. A webcast discussion of those results will be held that day, beginning at 7:30 a.m. CST (8:30 a.m. EST).

Nov 16, 2017

General Mills signs World Cocoa Foundation’s joint Frameworks for Action to combat deforestation

General Mills has joined leading companies in an agreement to end deforestation, protect national parks from illegal cocoa production and develop alternative livelihoods for affected smallholder farmers in Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana. The two countries produce nearly two-thirds of the world’s annual supply of cocoa. The far-reaching joint Frameworks for Action, led by the World Cocoa Foundation, was announced today at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP23) in Bonn, Germany.

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.

Nov 08, 2017

General Mills announces retirement of Ken Powell as chairman

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today announced that Ken Powell will be retiring as chairman of the board effective the end of the year. The company’s Board of Directors has elected Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Harmening to serve as chairman of the board upon Powell’s retirement effective January 1, 2018. Harmening will continue to serve as the company’s chief executive officer.

Oct 09, 2017

General Mills issues voluntary recall of Cascadian Farm Organic Cinnamon Raisin Granola cereal

General Mills is voluntarily recalling two days of production of Cascadian Farm Organic Cinnamon Raisin Granola cereal because of an undeclared allergen. There have been no reports of illness.

Oct 04, 2017

Calling all home cooks: Pillsbury partners with Food Network, 'Pioneer Woman' Ree Drummond, to launch 48th Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest

The Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest is back with a new twist. We are calling all home cooks nationwide to fire up their ovens and imagine the possibilities with Pillsbury. In partnership with Food Network and The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond, Pillsbury is celebrating family memories made at home, by seeking your family’s favorite recipes and the inspiration and stories behind them.

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 21, 2017

National Box Tops for Education Week kicks off coast-to-coast fundraising

As each school year approaches, schools and teachers gather the supplies and equipment they need to provide effective learning for students. But too often, gaps in funding force schools to make difficult decisions about what they need the most. For more than 20 years, one program has been helping bridge that gap for schools across the country, and in late September, supporters are gearing up to raise more money than ever.

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.

Sep 06, 2017

General Mills announces retirement of Kim Nelson, senior vice president, External Relations

General Mills today announced that Kim Nelson, Senior Vice President, External Relations and President of the General Mills Foundation will be retiring at the end of 2017. Nelson has been with the company for 29 years and most recently has had responsibility for the General Mills Foundation, Sustainability, Global Corporate Communications, Government Affairs and Public Policy, and Consumer Relations functions.

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.

May 31, 2017

General Mills will webcast two investor briefings

General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS) plans to webcast two investor presentations. The company plans to report results for its fiscal 2017 fourth quarter and full year on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. A press release will be issued Wednesday morning, followed by a webcast discussion of those results beginning at 7:30 a.m. Central Daylight Time (8:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time).

May 03, 2017

Jeff Harmening named chief executive officer of General Mills

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today announced that its board of directors has elected Jeffrey L. Harmening Chief Executive Officer of the company, effective June 1, 2017. The board also elected Harmening to the General Mills Board of Directors. Harmening, age 50, is a 23-year veteran of the company and has served as President and Chief Operating Officer since July 1, 2016. Harmening succeeds Ken Powell, who has served as General Mills Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since 2007. Powell will continue to serve as the company's Chairman for a transition period until his retirement, expected within the next year.

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 10, 2017

General Mills unveils new products for 2017

General Mills unveiled a host of new products rolling out this month addressing a range of modern snacking trends around the world. From Annie’s organic popcorn to Yoplait Custard to Nature Valley Granola Cups to great new flavors of Häagen-Dazs ice cream, General Mills has a solid line up of new products that are aligned with growing consumer interests.

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.

Dec 13, 2016

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 February 1, 2017, to shareholders of record as of January 10, 2017.

Dec 05, 2016

General Mills announces new organizational structure to maximize global scale

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today announced a new global organizational structure that will support growth and drive greater efficiency by streamlining the company’s leadership, maximizing global scale, and increasing operational agility.

Nov 30, 2016

Multi-year, $4 million investment in pollinator habitat

General Mills, the Xerces Society, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture announce a major milestone in their partnership to restore and protect pollinator habitat across hundreds of thousands of acres of farmland in North America. The five-year, $4 million financial commitment between General Mills and USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will support farmers across the U.S. by providing technical assistance to plant and protect pollinator habitat, such as native wildflower field edges and flowering hedgerows.

Nov 07, 2016

General Mills elects Alicia S. Boler Davis to Board of Directors

General Mills today announced the election of Alicia S. Boler Davis to its board of directors.

Nov 03, 2016

General Mills announces changes to Australian operations

General Mills today announced its decision to restructure its Australian operations. This will mean the closure of General Mills’ manufacturing facility in Mount Waverley, Victoria and the consolidation of its Australian manufacturing activity into an expanded production facility in Rooty Hill, New South Wales and broader Australian supply chain network.

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 17, 2016

Progresso introduces vegan 'Good Natured' soups

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota - Many people are trying to eat more veggies in an effort to live a healthy and wholesome lifestyle. It’s recommended that we should consume 3-5 servings of vegetables per day*, but that can be difficult. Progresso’s passion for making it easy and fun to eat more vegetables inspired them to create Good Natured soups with ¾ cups of vegetables per serving.

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 27, 2016

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 November 1, 2016, to shareholders of record as of October 10, 2016. 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.

Sep 24, 2016

Progresso completes moves to antibiotic, hormone-free chicken breasts in all chicken soup varieties

Progresso is now using only 100 percent antibiotic and hormone free chicken breasts in all of its 36 chicken soup varieties. Currently available on store shelves nationwide, Progresso is the first large retail soup brand in the United States to have antibiotic and hormone free chicken breasts in its soups.

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."

Sep 12, 2016

General Mills to close Vineland, New Jersey, facility

General Mills announced today it has reached a final decision to close its manufacturing facility in Vineland, New Jersey. The company said the facility will close by the first quarter of fiscal 2018.

Sep 08, 2016

General Mills celebrates 20th birthday of Box Tops for Education with new ways to earn cash for schools

This fall, General Mills is celebrating the 20th birthday of its iconic Box Tops for Education™ program, which has provided schools in the U.S. with more than $780 million in funding over the last two decades. To mark the occasion, the company is reinforcing its commitment to strengthening hometown communities through school funding by doubling the value of Box Tops collected through an all-new Box Tops Bonus App during the months of September and October, and mounting a widespread push to get more people than ever participating in the program.

Sep 07, 2016

General Mills reaffirms key fiscal 2017 financial targets

In conjunction with a presentation today at the Barclays Global Consumer Staples Conference, General Mills (NYSE: GIS) reaffirmed its key financial targets for the fiscal year ending May 28, 2017. These targets include organic net sales growth between flat and down 2 percent; total segment operating profit growth between 6 and 8 percent in constant currency; 150 basis points of adjusted operating profit margin expansion; and adjusted diluted earnings per share growth between 6 and 8 percent in constant currency.

Aug 30, 2016

General Mills announces leadership changes in U.S. Retail and Europe-Australasia businesses

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today announced two new senior leadership appointments. Jon Nudi has been named Senior Vice President; President, U.S. Retail, one of the company’s three operating segments. The U.S. Retail role was previously held by Jeff Harmening who was promoted in June to President and Chief Operating Officer of General Mills. Nudi has most recently been located in Europe running the Europe-Australasia business for General Mills.

Jul 25, 2016

General Mills expands retail flour recall

Due to four new confirmed illnesses, General Mills is adding additional flour production dates to the previously announced U.S. retail flour recall that was originally announced on May 31, 2016. The illnesses reported to health officials continue to be connected with consumers reporting that they ate or handled uncooked dough or ate uncooked batter made with raw flour. No illnesses have been connected with flour that has been properly baked, cooked or handled.

Jul 21, 2016

General Mills announces restructuring in global supply chain

General Mills has announced restructuring in its global supply chain, impacting its U.S., Brazil, and China operations.

Jul 12, 2016

General Mills unveils summer 2016 new product line-up

General Mills is following consumer driven food trends with its line-up of products launching this summer around the world. Many of the new products closely align with increasing consumer interest in wellness, convenience, and snacking including new Yoplait Greek 2% Whips!, Nature Valley Nut & Seed Crunchy Granola Bars, Annie’s organic cereal, Old El Paso Mini Taco Boats, Totino’s Pizza Sticks and Häägen-Dazs Stick Bars.

Jul 11, 2016

Two flavors of Betty Crocker cake mix recalled

Out of an abundance of caution, two flavors of Betty Crocker cake mix sold in the U.S. and one flavor sold in Canada have been added to General Mills’ previously announced flour recall from July 1, 2016. No illnesses reported to date have been connected to cake mix. No other General Mills or Betty Crocker mixes are included in this recall.

Jul 01, 2016

General Mills expands flour recall to include additional dates from last fall

General Mills continues to collaborate with health officials to investigate a multistate outbreak of E. coli O121, and is expanding its recall of Gold Medal flour, Wondra flour, and Signature Kitchens flour to include flour made earlier in the fall that may still be in consumers’ pantries. The recall is being expanded due to a newly reported illness that appears to have stemmed from the consumption of raw dough or batter linked to flour produced last fall.

Jun 30, 2016

General Mills voluntarily recalls a limited quantity of frozen Beyond Meat Vegetarian Indian Curry with Beyond Chicken

General Mills today announced a voluntary recall of a limited quantity of frozen Beyond Meat Vegetarian Indian Curry with Beyond Chicken, produced over seven days in April 2016. This product is available exclusively at Whole Foods. The recall is being issued as a precaution after the producer of whole garden frozen peas used as an ingredient in this product issued a national recall for the potential presence of Listeria monocytogenes.

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 23, 2016

General Mills, South Dakota State University unveil Oats Research Laboratory

General Mills and South Dakota State University today announced the opening of a state-of-the-art oat variety development lab on the Brookings campus. The Oats Research Laboratory will focus on advancing the sustainability and quality of oats in the U.S.

Jun 23, 2016

General Mills names company veteran Jeffrey L. Harmening to newly created President and Chief Operating Officer position responsible for global operations

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today announced the appointment of Jeffrey L. Harmening as President, Chief Operating Officer of General Mills effective July 1, 2016. Harmening will be responsible for all company operations including U.S. Retail, International, Convenience Stores and Foodservice segments, Sales and Channel Development, as well as Global Supply Chain, and Innovation, Technology and Quality functions. Harmening will continue to report to Chairman and CEO Ken Powell. Harmening’s successor will be announced at a later date.

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.

Jun 03, 2016

General Mills statement on palm oil supplier

General Mills takes very seriously the suspension of certification from the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) of one of our suppliers, IOI.

Jun 02, 2016

Sunflower kernel recall impacts Nature Valley Protein Chewy Bars & Nature Valley Simple Nut Bars

General Mills announced today a voluntary national recall of four specific flavors of Nature Valley Protein Chewy Bars and Nature Valley Simple Nut Bars. The recall is being issued as part of sunflower kernel supplier SunOpta’s ongoing national recall for the potential presence of Listeria monocytogenes. General Mills has not received any direct consumer reports of confirmed illnesses related to this supplier issue.

Jun 01, 2016

General Mills will webcast three upcoming investor briefings

On Tuesday, June 14, the company will present at the dbAccess Global Consumer Conference in Paris. The presentation and webcast are scheduled to begin at 4:00 p.m. Central European Time (10:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time). The company plans to report results for its fiscal 2016 fourth quarter and full year on Wednesday, June 29.

May 31, 2016

Gold Medal, Gold Medal Wondra, and Signature Kitchens flour recalled due to possible E. coli O121 contamination

General Mills is collaborating with health officials to investigate an ongoing, multistate outbreak of E. coli O121 that may be potentially linked to Gold Medal flour, Wondra flour, and Signature Kitchens flour (sold in Safeway, Albertsons, Jewel, Shaws, Vons, United, Randalls, and Acme). Out of an abundance of caution, a voluntary recall is being made. To date, E. coli O121 has not been found in any General Mills flour products or in the flour manufacturing facility, and the company has not been contacted directly by any consumer reporting confirmed illnesses related to these products.

May 03, 2016

General Mills elects Jorge A. Uribe to board of directors

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today announced the election of Jorge A. Uribe to its board of directors effective June 1, 2016. Uribe retired in 2015 from his role as Global Productivity and Organization Transformation Officer at Procter & Gamble, where he was responsible for the company's major productivity initiatives and broad-based structural and cultural re-design.

Apr 19, 2016

General Mills vende el negocio de Bakery and Foodservice de Argentina

General Mills ha llegado a un acuerdo para la venta del negocio de bakery y foodservice de Argentina a Grupo Bimbo, una de las empresas de panificados líderes en el mundo, sujeto a aprobación regulatoria.

Apr 19, 2016

General Mills divests Argentina Bakery and Foodservice business

General Mills has reached an agreement to sell its Argentina bakery and foodservice business to Grupo Bimbo, one of the world’s leading baking companies, subject to regulatory approval.

Apr 19, 2016

General Mills vende negòcio de Bakery e Foodservice na Argentina

A General Mills anunciou hoje que realizou um acordo para vender seu negócio de Bakery e Food Service na Argentina para o Grupo Bimbo, uma das principais empresas de panificação do mundo, sujeito a aprovação regulamentar.

Apr 13, 2016

General Mills reports progress on global responsibility commitments

Today, General Mills released its 2016 Global Responsibility Report, which outlines the company’s goals and progress in the areas of health and wellness, sustainability, workplace and community engagement.

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 22, 2016

General Mills announces global water stewardship commitment

Today, General Mills announced its commitment to champion development of water stewardship plans by 2025 for the company’s most material and at-risk watersheds in its global value chain. The commitment is in recognition of World Water Day and in conjunction with the White House Water Summit. As part of this commitment, the company will lead corporate collaboration efforts, foster development of foundational tools, and advocate science-based policy in these watersheds, commensurate with the gap in stewardship in each individual watershed.

Mar 18, 2016

A General Mills encerra seus negócios na Venezuela

A General Mills anuncia que concluiu a venda de seus negócios na Venezuela para a Lengfeld Inc., um investidor privado internacional, presente na Venezuela. Como resultado a General Mills saiu do mercado venezuelano.

Mar 18, 2016

General Mills desinvierte en el establecimiento de Venezula

General Mills anuncia que ha finalizado la venta de su establecimiento en Venezuela a Lengfeld Inc., un inversor internacional privado con presencia en Venezuela. Como resultado, General Mills salió del mercado del país.

Mar 18, 2016

General Mills divests Venezuela business

General Mills is announcing it has completed the sale of its Venezuela business to Lengfeld Inc., a private, international investor with a presence in Venezuela. As a result, General Mills has exited the Venezuela market.

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.

Mar 08, 2016

General Mills elects Maria Henry to its board of directors

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today elected Maria G. Henry to its board of directors effective June 1, 2016.

Feb 16, 2016

General Mills reaffirms guidance for fiscal 2016

In conjunction with a presentation today at the Consumer Analyst Group of New York (CAGNY) investor conference, General Mills (NYSE: GIS) reaffirmed its key financial targets for the fiscal year ending May 29, 2016, which reflect the impact of the Green Giant divestiture.

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

General Mills to close facility in United Kingdom

General Mills today announced it has completed collective consultation on the proposed closure of its manufacturing facility in Berwick, United Kingdom with employee representatives and union officials and has made a decision to close the facility by the autumn of 2016.

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).

Jan 06, 2016

General Mills acquires Epic Provisions

General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) said today that it has acquired EPIC Provisions, a rapidly growing, premium meat snacks company based in Austin, Texas. EPIC will operate under General Mills’ Annie’s business, which itself has experienced strong sales growth since General Mills acquired the company more than a year ago. EPIC will maintain its present location in Austin.

Dec 23, 2015

General Mills announces acquisition of Brazilian yogurt maker Carolina

General Mills said today that it has acquired Brazilian yogurt maker Carolina Administração e Participações Societárias Ltda., (Carolina), a privately-held dairy products company headquartered in Ribeirão Claro, Paraná, Brazil. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Dec 17, 2015

General Mills reports fiscal 2016 second-quarter results

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today reported results for the second quarter of fiscal 2016. Company remains on track to deliver 2016 growth goals excluding impact of Green Giant divestiture

Dec 15, 2015

General Mills elects two new board members

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today elected Roger W. Ferguson Jr., and Eric D. Sprunk to its board of directors.

Dec 15, 2015

General Mills reports progress on pledge to reduce sodium

General Mills today reported on progress it has made against its publicly stated commitment to reduce sodium by 20 percent across 10 key U.S. retail product categories by the end of 2015. General Mills has met or exceeded its stated goal in seven of ten categories, with reductions across the 10 categories ranging from 18 to 35 percent.

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.

Nov 12, 2015

General Mills to close facility in New Zealand

General Mills today announced it has completed consultations with employees, employee representatives and union officials at its manufacturing facility in East Tamaki, New Zealand, and has reached a final decision to close the facility by the end of this calendar year.

Nov 04, 2015

301 INC launches new investment fund through CircleUp to seed emerging food brands

301 INC, the new business development and venturing unit at General Mills, today launched a new multi-million dollar capital fund through the CircleUp marketplace to seed emerging consumer food brands.

Nov 02, 2015

General Mills completes sale of Green Giant to B&G Foods

General Mills, Inc., (NYSE: GIS) announced today it has completed the sale of its Green Giant and Le Sueur vegetable businesses to B&G Foods, Inc., (NYSE: BGS) for $765 million in cash plus an inventory adjustment at closing of approximately $58 million. General Mills announced the sale agreement on September 3, 2015.

Oct 29, 2015

General Mills announces proposal to close facility in United Kingdom

General Mills today announced a proposal which could lead to the closure of its manufacturing facility in Berwick, United Kingdom.

Oct 29, 2015

General Mills announces preliminary decision to close facility in New Zealand

General Mills today announced a preliminary decision to close its manufacturing facility in East Tamaki, New Zealand.

Oct 22, 2015

301 INC, General Mills' new business development and venturing unit, to invest in and grow emerging food brands

301 INC, the new business development and venturing unit within General Mills, today announced a new strategy focused on building partnerships with emerging food brands to create breakthrough innovation in the food space. Through 301 INC, entrepreneurs and early stage food companies will have access to capital and the deep knowledge and expertise of General Mills to develop, grow and expand their businesses.

Oct 19, 2015

General Mills joins White House pledge on climate change

Today, General Mills signed on to American Business Act on Climate Pledge, joining more than 80 companies from across the American economy to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to climate action and to voice support for a strong outcome to the COP21 Paris climate negotiations.

Oct 09, 2015

Puerto Rico no esta incluido en el recogido voluntario de los cereales Cheerios y Honey Nut Cheerios de General Mills producidos en la planta de Lodi, California en las fechas indicadas

General Mills dijo hoy que Puerto Rico no está envuelto en su retiro voluntario del mercado de varios días de producción de (recuadro amarillo) original de Cheerios y el cereal Honey Nut Cheerios producidos en su planta de Lodi, California, de algunas fechas de julio. El cereal se retiró voluntariamente del mercado debido a un alérgeno no declarado - trigo.

Oct 06, 2015

General Mills Canada's Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios not included in U.S. recall

General Mills Canada confirmed today that the Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios cereals it sells in Canada are not included in the recall announced yesterday by General Mills in the United States. Canadian Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios cereals can be identified by their distinctive bilingual English-French packaging.

Oct 05, 2015

General Mills issues voluntary recall of Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios cereal produced at its Lodi, California location on certain dates

General Mills is voluntarily recalling several days of production of Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios cereal produced at its Lodi, California facility on certain dates in July of this year because of an undeclared allergen – wheat – with potential adverse health effects.

Oct 02, 2015

General Mills voluntarily recalls a limited quantity of frozen Cascadian Farm Cut Green Beans

General Mills today announced a voluntary class 2 recall of a limited quantity of frozen Cascadian Farm Cut Green Beans produced on one day in June 2015. The recall is being issued as a precaution after one package of finished product tested positive for the presence of Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported in connection with this product.

Oct 01, 2015

General Mills to Sell South Africa foodservice business to Rhodes Food Group

General Mills had announced in July a preliminary decision to exit the foodservice business in South Africa pending consultation with employees.

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.

Sep 22, 2015

General Mills reports fiscal 2016 first-quarter results

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today reported results for the first quarter of fiscal 2016.

Sep 03, 2015

General Mills to sell Green Giant to B&G Foods

General Mills, Inc., (NYSE: GIS) announced today it has reached a definitive agreement to sell its Green Giant and Le Sueur vegetable businesses to B&G Foods, Inc., (NYSE: BGS) for approximately $765 million in cash, subject to an inventory adjustment at closing.

Aug 30, 2015

General Mills announces new commitment on climate change

General Mills announced today a commitment to reduce absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 28 percent across its full value chain – from farm to fork to landfill – over the next 10 years. The commitment was calculated using science-based methodology to achieve a level of emission reductions that science suggests is necessary to sustain the health of the planet.

Aug 26, 2015

General Mills voluntarily recalls a limited quantity of frozen Cascadian Farm Cut Green Beans

General Mills today announced a voluntary Class I recall of a limited quantity of frozen Cascadian Farm Cut Green Beans produced over two days in March 2014. The recall is being issued as a precaution after one package of finished product tested positive for the presence of Listeria monocytogenes. No related illnesses have been reported in connection with this product.

Jul 31, 2015

General Mills closes frozen dough facility in Taiwan

General Mills announced today that it has closed its manufacturing facility in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Jul 31, 2015

General Mills announces preliminary decision to exit South Africa foodservice business

General Mills today announced a preliminary decision to exit its foodservice business in South Africa and close its facility in Linbro Park, Johannesburg.

Jul 16, 2015

General Mills to close one of two Joplin, Missouri, facilities

General Mills today announced plans to close one of its two facilities in Joplin, Missouri.

Jul 16, 2015

General Mills to close West Chicago, Ill., facility

General Mills today announced a preliminary decision to close its manufacturing facility in West Chicago, Ill.

Jul 14, 2015

General Mills unveils new product innovation

General Mills unveiled its line-up of new products set debut this summer. Leading this collection is a host of new products to align with growing consumer interest in wellness, including new Yoplait Plenti, Nature Valley Toasted Oats Muesli, and Annie’s organic soups.

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 22, 2015

General Mills cereals removing artificial flavors and colors from artificial sources

General Mills cereals has committed to removing artificial flavors and colors from artificial sources from the rest of its cereals in response to consumers’ changing preferences. Today, more than 60 percent of General Mills cereals like Cinnamon Toast Crunch and original Cheerios are already without artificial flavors and colors from artificial sources and have been that way for a long time.

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.

Jun 08, 2015

General Mills launches Yoplait yogurt in China

General Mills today launched its Yoplait yogurt brand in China. Three new yogurt lines will be rolling out in hypermarkets, supermarkets and convenience stores in Shanghai, giving consumers new options in China’s premium yogurt market: Perle de lait, a thick and creamy French-style yogurt, Panier de fruits, the first fruit on the bottom yogurt in the category, and O’Fruit, a drinkable yogurt with big fruit pieces that requires an extra-large straw to drink.

Jun 03, 2015

General Mills invests in organic farming pipeline

General Mills invests $50,000 to support the Canada-based Prairie Organic Grain Initiative (POGI), a multi-year program aimed at building resiliency and stability in the organic field crop sector while increasing the quantity and quality of organic field crops in Canada.

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.

Feb 19, 2015

General Mills marks 10 years of health improvements

General Mills has improved the health profile of 76 percent of its U.S. Retail sales volume since 2005, when it first established its “Health Metric” to encourage progress on nutrition and health improvements. These improvements include enhancing positive nutrition such as increasing protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals, or reducing limiters such as calories, sodium, sugar and fat, all while ensuring great taste.

Feb 12, 2015

General Mills to close New Albany, Indiana, facility

General Mills announced today it has reached a final decision to close its manufacturing facility in New Albany, Indiana. The company said the facility will close mid-year in calendar 2016.

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 08, 2015

General Mills to close New Albany, Indiana, facility

General Mills today announced a preliminary decision to close its manufacturing facility in New Albany, Indiana.

Jan 08, 2015

General Mills to close Midland, Ontario, facility

General Mills today announced plans to close its manufacturing facility in Midland, Ontario.

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 17, 2014

General Mills reports fiscal 2015 second-quarter results

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today reported results for the first quarter of fiscal 2015, and provided an update on new cost-reduction initiatives designed to sharpen the company’s efficiency and growth focus in 2015 and longer term.

Dec 16, 2014

General Mills announces strong product lineup in the queue for the New Year

General Mills announced its newest lineup of products poised to drive growth for the company. Beginning in January, the company will launch more than 50 new products that meet increasing consumer demand for better-for-you snacks, products with simple ingredients, protein, gluten-free and bold flavors.

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 20, 2014

General Mills CEO says water is critical to business and engagement is key

Last evening, at The Nature Conservancy (TNC) Global Water Summit, General Mills chairman and CEO Ken Powell addressed attendees on the company’s efforts to conserve and protect global water resources critical to the business. He shared the company’s journey of “über-collaboration” with stakeholders to improve the health of watersheds and announced significant steps the company is taking to ensure freshwater for future generations.

Nov 19, 2014

General Mills selects lead technologies in global innovation challenge

General Mills today announced the lead technologies selected in a global innovation challenge to reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) through nitrogen fertilizer optimization. General Mills sought commercially available, proven, ready-to-use technologies that minimize the loss of nitrogen to the environment, increase agricultural production and nitrogen use efficiency in the field, and enhance sustainable agriculture.

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.

Nov 03, 2014

General Mills elects David Cordani to its board of directors

General Mills elects David Cordani to its board of directors

Oct 21, 2014

General Mills completes Annie’s acquisition

General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS) announced today that its tender offer to purchase all issued and outstanding shares of common stock of Annie’s, Inc. (NYSE: BNNY) at a price of $46.00 per share was successful and that it has completed its acquisition of Annie’s, effective as of October 21, 2014.

Oct 13, 2014

General Mills finalizes decision to close Lodi, Calif., facility

General Mills announced today it will close its manufacturing facility in Lodi, Calif., near the end of 2015.

Sep 30, 2014

General Mills chief marketing officer Mark Addicks to retire in 2015

General Mills said today that Mark Addicks, senior vice president and chief marketing officer, has announced plans to retire in 2015 after a stellar 26-year career with the company. Ann Simonds, the current president of General Mills’ Baking Products division, will succeed Addicks as chief marketing officer.

Sep 18, 2014

General Mills to close Lodi, Calif., facility

General Mills today announced a preliminary decision to close its manufacturing facility in Lodi, Calif.

Sep 18, 2014

General Mills to close Methuen, Mass., facility

General Mills today announced plans to close its yogurt manufacturing facility in Methuen, Mass.

Sep 17, 2014

General Mills reports fiscal 2015 first-quarter results

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today reported results for the first quarter of fiscal 2015, and provided an update on new cost-reduction initiatives designed to sharpen the company’s efficiency and growth focus in 2015 and longer term.

Sep 16, 2014

General Mills receives Top 5 ranking on Working Mother’s 2014 “100 Best Companies” List

Working Mother magazine today recognized General Mills among the top five 2014 Working Mother 100 Best Companies for outstanding leadership in establishing policies, programs and corporate culture that supports working moms.

Sep 08, 2014

General Mills to acquire Annie's

General Mills said today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Annie’s

Jul 31, 2014

Department of Defense recognizes General Mills

Today, the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense office, recognized General Mills as one of 15 recipients of the 2014 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The Freedom Award is the Department’s highest recognition given to employers for exceptional support of Guard and Reserve employees.

Jul 17, 2014

General Mills launches global innovation challenge to reduce greenhouse gases

General Mills today announced the launch of a global innovation challenge to reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) through nitrogen fertilizer optimization technologies for sustainable agriculture. The company seeks commercially available, proven, ready-to-use technologies that minimize the loss of nitrogen to the environment, increase agricultural production and nitrogen use efficiency in the field, and enhance sustainable agriculture.

Jul 14, 2014

General Mills opens new innovation center in China

General Mills today inaugurated the company’s first innovation, technology and quality center in China, signaling a commitment to drive greater innovation and investment in one of the company’s largest growth markets.

Jul 14, 2014

通用磨坊中国创新、技术及质量中心落户上海

7月15日,全球最大的食品公司之一通用磨坊中国创新、技术及质量中心(Innovation, Technology, Quality Center, 简称ITQ中心) 在上海正式落成。这是通用磨坊海外最大、技术最全面的创新、技术及质量中心,共由食品安全中心、产品研发中心、食品营养科学研究中心及食品感官品评研究中心四大部分组成。

Jul 07, 2014

General Mills unveils new product lineup

General Mills is tapping into the latest consumer-driven food trends with its new lineup of product innovation launching this summer. Cheerios Protein cereal, LÄRABAR RENOLA grain free granola, Chex Gluten Free Oatmeal, nacho cheese blasted Old El Paso taco shells, Suddenly Salad made with whole grains, indulgent Pillsbury Melts filled cookies and Häagen-Dazs Triple Sensations ice cream are among the more than 150 new products appearing across the U.S. and around the world.

Jun 25, 2014

General Mills reports fiscal 2014 results and outlines growth targets for 2015

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today reported results for the fourth quarter and full fiscal year ended May 25, 2014.

Jun 16, 2014

“Bee” the difference and help save the bees

One out of every three bites of food is made possible by bees and other pollinators. Pollinator populations are declining worldwide and could have a great impact on the food supply.

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.

May 02, 2014

Minneapolis soil vapor testing nearing completion

Testing is nearing completion in the Minneapolis Como neighborhood study area where the possible presence of trichloroethylene (TCE ) in soil vapor is being assessed.

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.

Mar 19, 2014

General Mills reports fiscal 2014 third-quarter results

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today reported results for the third quarter of fiscal 2014. Sales and operating profit for the 13 weeks ended Feb. 23, 2014, reflect lower volumes, consistent with generally weak food industry trends during this period; the impact of increased consumer marketing and merchandising investment in the company’s U.S. yogurt business; and negative foreign currency effects.

Mar 14, 2014

General Mills update fiscal 2014 outlook

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) said today that it continues to expect adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) for the fiscal year ending May 25, 2014, to total between $2.87 and $2.90 per share. Adjusted diluted EPS excludes mark-to-market valuation effects for certain commodities and grain inventories; restructuring and other exit costs; and now also excludes the impact of changes in Venezuelan foreign currency policy.

Mar 11, 2014

General Mills declares 8 percent dividend increase

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) said today that the board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.41 per share, payable May 1, 2014, to shareholders of record April 10, 2014. This represents an 8 percent increase from the previous quarterly rate of $0.38 per share. Including the new May quarterly payment, General Mills dividends per share in fiscal 2014 will total $1.55, up 17 percent from the annual dividend of $1.32 paid the previous fiscal year.

Mar 03, 2014

Minneapolis soil vapor testing more than 90 percent complete

Testing has been completed in more than 90 percent of the homes and buildings in the Minneapolis Como neighborhood study area where the possible presence of soil vapor is being assessed by General Mills.

Feb 27, 2014

General Mills to sell Idaho grain elevator network

General Mills today signed an agreement to sell its grain elevator network in Idaho to Agspring, a private equity group based in Kansas City.

Jan 30, 2014

General Mills details new products launching in company's second half of fiscal 2014

Today General Mills announced an aggressive lineup of new products set to bring more consumers to General Mills’ leading brands. More than 50 new items will debut from the company’s U.S. Retail business with dozens more rolling out in international markets during the second-half of the company’s fiscal 2014, which ends in May.

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 17, 2014

Minneapolis soil vapor testing more than two-thirds complete

Testing has been completed in more than two-thirds of the homes and buildings being studied for the possible presence of TCE in soil vapor in the Como neighborhood of Minneapolis.

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.

Dec 18, 2013

General Mills reports fiscal 2014 second-quarter results

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today reported results for the first quarter of fiscal 2014. The period includes three months of incremental contribution from new businesses (Yoplait Canada, Yoki Alimentos and Immaculate Baking Company) added in the previous year.

Dec 06, 2013

General Mills updates community on soil vapor testing in Minneapolis neighborhood

Progress has been made on the study assessing the possible presence of soil vapors under homes and buildings in the Como neighborhood of Minneapolis, under the oversight of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

Oct 30, 2013

Nearly three quarters of General Mills U.S. Retail sales volume nutritionally improved

General Mills has improved the health profile of 73 percent of its U.S. Retail sales volume since 2005. These improvements include enhancing positive nutrition such as increasing protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals, or reducing limiters such as calories, sodium, sugar and fat, all while ensuring great taste. In fiscal 2013 alone, the company improved more than 20 percent of its U.S. Retail sales volume and the nutritional improvements touched all General Mills U.S. Retail platforms, including Baking, Cereal, Dairy, Meals and Snacks.

Sep 25, 2013

General Mills commits to sustainably source 10 priority ingredients by 2020

Commitment emphasizes dedication to sustainable agriculture and environmental stewardship throughout the supply chain

Sep 20, 2013

Nature Valley Protein Bars named 'Most Innovative Product' of 2013

Consumer Goods Technology magazine today named Nature Valley Protein Bars the ‘Most Innovative Product' of 2013.

Sep 18, 2013

General Mills reports fiscal 2014 first quarter results

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today reported results for the first quarter of fiscal 2014. The period includes three months of incremental contribution from new businesses (Yoplait Canada, Yoki Alimentos and Immaculate Baking Company) added in the previous year.

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

Sep 13, 2013

General Mills named to esteemed Dow Jones Sustainability Index

General Mills has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index by S&P Dow Jones Indices, one of the world's largest providers of financial market indices, and RobecoSAM, the investment specialist focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing.

Sep 06, 2013

General Mills announces voluntary recall of limited quantity of refrigerated Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls With Icing

General Mills announced today a voluntary Class II recall of a limited quantity of refrigerated Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls with Icing.

Sep 05, 2013

General Mills launches $1.1 million sustainable sourcing program in Peru

As part of the General Mills long term sustainable sourcing program, the company and its Foundation announced a four-year joint commitment with supplier partner AgroMantaro to provide $1.1 million to help smallholder artichoke farmers in Peru increase yields and improve profitability. The new program will reach nearly 100 small-scale artichoke farmers in Peru.

Jul 09, 2013

General Mills details upbeat outlook for investors

Addressing investors and analysts this morning at the New York Stock Exchange, General Mills executives detailed the company’s growth and innovation plans for fiscal 2014. “We’ll be building on a strong track record of annual growth,” said Ken Powell, chairman and CEO of General Mills.

Jul 09, 2013

General Mills to unveil global innovation lineup of 200 products launching this summer

Today, General Mills executives will share the company’s new product innovation plans during General Mills annual Investor Day meeting at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

Jun 26, 2013

General Mills reports fiscal 2013 results

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today reported results for the fourth quarter and full fiscal year ended May 26, 2013. Contributions from new businesses in fiscal 2013 primarily reflect results for Yoki Alimentos in Brazil and Yoplait International.

Jun 13, 2013

General Mills to close Commerce, Calif., facility

General Mills announced today it plans to close its baking mix operation in Commerce, Calif. The facility produces baking mix products for the company’s foodservice business.

Jun 10, 2013

General Mills raises fiscal 2013 earnings guidance

In conjunction with remarks this week at the Deutsche Bank Global Consumer Conference in Paris, General Mills (NYSE: GIS) said it now expects to deliver fiscal 2013 adjusted diluted earnings per share of $2.68 - $2.69. The company's previous guidance was $2.66 - $2.68.

Jun 03, 2013

General Mills voluntarily recalls single-serve reduced-sugar Cinnamon Toast Crunch Bowlpaks sold in foodservice establishments

General Mills voluntarily recalls single-serve reduced-sugar Cinnamon Toast Crunch Bowlpaks sold in foodservice establishments

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.

May 13, 2013

IRI names Nature Valley Protein Bars one of 2012’s most successful new products

The 2012 New Product Pacesetters™ Report, recently released by Information Resources Inc., named Nature Valley Protein Bars as one of the top 10 new products in the Food & Beverage Brands category.

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.

Apr 25, 2013

Cheerios serves Spoonfuls of Stories for the 11th year to get books into childrens' hands

Furthering its commitment to nourish children’s bodies and minds, Cheerios® is expanding its Spoonfuls of Stories® to reach older kids for the first time in the history of the 11-year program.

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.

Feb 20, 2013

Häagen-Dazs and General Mills to help smallholder farmers increase yields and improve sustainability practices in Madagascar

General Mills and Häagen-Dazs today announced an initiative designed to foster greater economic vitality for smallholder vanilla farmers in Madagascar and ensure the availability of high quality vanilla for future generations.

Jan 21, 2013

Marian Wright Edelman urges focus on education at the 23rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast

Annual event sponsored by the General Mills Foundation and UNCF drew a crowd of nearly 2,000.

Dec 19, 2012

General Mills reports fiscal 2013 second quarter results

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today reported results for the second quarter of fiscal 2013. Contributions from new businesses primarily reflect the first three months of consolidated operating results for the Yoki Alimentos business in Brazil and Yoplait Canada.

Dec 19, 2012

Bigger, differentiated new products drive growth for General Mills

Beginning in January, General Mills will launch dozens of new products across its portfolio to meet consumer needs and drive growth for the company.

Dec 03, 2012

Production of breakfast cereals kicks off in Malaysia with new CPW factory

Consumers in Asia can enjoy Nestlé breakfast cereals produced in Malaysia for the first time following the opening of a new $35 million manufacturing facility in the country.

Dec 03, 2012

Marian Wright Edelman will deliver keynote address for 23rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Breakfast

Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund, will deliver the keynote speech at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Breakfast on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013.

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.

Nov 01, 2012

General Mills commits $250,000 to aid relief efforts following Hurricane Sandy

In response to the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast of the United States Monday and Tuesday, General Mills and the General Mills Foundation today announced a commitment of $250,000 to aid disaster relief efforts.

Oct 29, 2012

Nominate community volunteers for Local and Emerging Legend awards

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Breakfast Committee is seeking Minnesota-based nominations for its annual Local and Emerging Legend awards program.

Oct 18, 2012

General Mills CEO says company is 'hungry to help' food producers in Africa

At the World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue General Mills CEO Ken Powell addressed attendees on the company’s efforts to fight hunger in Africa through collaboration and employee volunteerism.

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

Oct 09, 2012

General Mills voluntarily recalls limited number of Cascadian Farm snack bars containing peanuts

General Mills today announced a voluntary recall of a limited number of Cascadian Farm Granola Bars containing peanuts.

Sep 26, 2012

General Mills issues voluntary class one recall of one day’s production of Almond Nature Valley Sweet & Salty Nut granola bars

General Mills is voluntarily recalling a single day’s production of Almond Nature Valley Sweet & Salty Nut Granola Bars because of a labeling issue.

Sep 19, 2012

General Mills reports fiscal 2013 first quarter results

General Mills today reported results for the first quarter of fiscal 2013. The period includes two months of incremental contribution from the Yoplait International acquisition completed in July 2011, and three months of results for the Food Should Taste Good, Yoplait Ireland and Parampara Foods businesses acquired during the final quarter of fiscal 2012.

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.

Sep 05, 2012

New customer service facility achieves LEED Gold certification from U.S. Green Building Council

New General Mills customer service facility achieves LEED Gold certification from U.S. Green Building Council. Company’s new distribution center in Fort Wayne, Ind., is the largest LEED Gold building of its kind in the U.S. and third largest in the world.

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.

Aug 01, 2012

General Mills completes Yoki acquisition

General Mills announced today the completion of its acquisition of Yoki Alimentos SA.

Jul 10, 2012

General Mills details plans for growth

General Mills executives discussed plans to fuel growth in the U.S. and around the world in the company’s new fiscal year at a meeting with investors today at the New York Stock Exchange.

Jun 27, 2012

General Mills reports fiscal 2012 results

General Mills Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Ken Powell said, “Fiscal 2012 was characterized by the highest input-cost inflation we’ve experienced in more than three decades, and this cost pressure constrained our earnings growth.

Jun 26, 2012

General Mills announces 8 percent dividend increase

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) said today that its board of directors has approved an 8 percent dividend increase for General Mills common stock. The new quarterly dividend of $0.33 per share is payable Aug. 1, 2012, to shareholders of record July 10, 2012. .

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.

Jun 04, 2012

General Mills celebrates Twin Cities communities of color through annual grant program

The General Mills Foundation today announced 50 grants of $10,000 each to nonprofit organizations across the Twin Cities with programs designed to improve the lives of people within the local communities of color.

May 24, 2012

General Mills announces definitive agreement to acquire Brazilian food maker Yoki

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) said today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Yoki Alimentos S.A., a privately-held food company headquartered in Sao Bernardo do Campo, Brazil. General Mills currently expects the transaction to close during the first half of its 2013 fiscal year, which begins on May 28, 2012, after satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

May 22, 2012

General Mills announces actions to support future growth strategies

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today announced a productivity and cost savings plan designed to improve organizational effectiveness and focus on key growth strategies.

May 17, 2012

Yoplait S.A.S. to directly operate Yoplait Ireland

Yoplait S.A.S. announced today it has agreed to directly operate its chilled yoghurt and desserts business in Ireland, reacquiring the franchise rights to its Yoplait brands and products from its licensee, Glanbia plc.

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.

May 10, 2012

General Mills to market Yoplait yogurt in Canada

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) confirmed today that Yoplait S.A.S. has reached an agreement to terminate the current Yoplait brand license in Canada on September 1, 2012. At that time, General Mills Canada will begin to market, sell and distribute Yoplait yogurt products in Canada under license from Yoplait S.A.S. The current Canadian licensee, Ultima Foods, will continue to produce Yoplait branded products to be sold by General Mills Canada under a multi-year manufacturing agreement.

May 09, 2012

General Mills acquires Parampara brands in India

General Mills announced today the acquisition of Parampara’s branded range of ready-to-cook spice and sauce mixes produced in Pune, India, and sold under the Parampara, StarterZ and Curry Tree brands. Parampara’s products are marketed primarily in the Pune region of western India and exported to countries like the United States, Canada and Japan.

May 08, 2012

Ultima and Yoplait resolve issues, successfully reach agreement

Yoplait and Ultima Foods announced today they have successfully reached an agreement that amicably resolves questions between the two companies.

Apr 26, 2012

General Mills Foundation celebrates Champions for Healthy Kids' 10th anniversary

The General Mills Foundation, in collaboration with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation, announced the recipients of its 2012 Champions for Healthy Kids grants. As part of the program’s 10 year anniversary, 10 ‘best of the best’ legacy award recipients were selected from previous Champions for Healthy Kids grantees. Each organization was awarded $50,000 to continue their proven programming to improve nutrition and physical fitness behaviors among youth.

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.

Apr 04, 2012

General Mills named "Most Reputable Company in America"

Today General Mills was named in Forbes as “The Most Reputable Company in America,” recognizing the company’s strong global reputation.

Mar 30, 2012

General Mills, Big Machine Label Group and Feeding America join forces to Outnumber Hunger

General Mills and Big Machine Label Group’s star-studded roster of country music artists are teaming up with Feeding America to Outnumber Hunger in a national initiative that helps fight hunger in local communities.

Mar 21, 2012

General Mills reports results for fiscal 2012 third quarter

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today reported results for the third quarter of fiscal 2012.

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).

Feb 17, 2012

General Mills says recent U.S. volume weakness will affect its third quarter results

General Mills (NYSE:GIS) said today that weak volume performance across U.S. retail food categories in December and January will affect the company’s results for the quarter ending February 26, 2012.