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About us

We make food the world loves: 100 brands. In 100 countries. Across six continents.
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Serving Up Food the World Loves

From iconic brands, like Cheerios, Pillsbury and Häagen-Dazs, to brands you have yet to meet, we’ve been serving up food the world loves for 155 years (and counting).

Food Worth Loving

How we make our food is as important as the food we make. Our values are baked into our legacy and continue to accelerate us into the future as an innovative force for good.

A Legacy of Innovation

General Mills was founded in 1866 when Cadwallader Washburn boldly bought the largest flour mill west of the Mississippi. That pioneering spirit lives on today through our leadership team who upholds a vision of relentless innovation while being a force for good.

Quick Facts

  • General Mills developed many firsts, including the black box, Nerf balls, the gold standard in food safety, and, allegedly, the first singing radio ad — shout out to Wheaties.†
  • General Mills World Headquarters is located just a few miles from where the company was founded, in Minneapolis, MN, USA.
  • Today our portfolio is made up of Cheerios, Pillsbury, Betty Crocker, Nature Valley, Old El Paso, Blue Buffalo, Häagen-Dazs and many more, representing $18.1B+ in retail sales worldwide.

A Look Back on 150 Years

Life at General Mills

We see each day as an opportunity to nurture remarkable people with big hearts who bring bold ideas to life. Our company has been named time and time again as a top place to work for women, vets, LGBTQ+ and BIPOC employees.

The proof is in the pudding

Explore the awards and recognition we’ve received that showcase our commitment to be a force for good:

  • World’s Most Admired Companies, Fortune 2022
  • America’s Most Responsible Companies, Newsweek 2022
  • 100 Best Corporate Citizens, 3BL 2021
  • Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality, Human Rights Campaign 2022
  • 100 Best Companies, Seramount 2021
  • Diversity Best Practices Leading Inclusion Index, Seramount 2021
  • Best Companies for Dads, Seramount 2021
  • Best Companies for Multicultural Women, Seramount 2021
  • Top 10 Companies for Executive Women, Seramount 2021
  • Military Friendly Employer Bronze, VIQTORY 2021
  • Best Place to Work, Canada, Greater Toronto, 2021
  • Great Place to Work Institute 
    • Top 50 – India’s Best Workplaces for Women, 2021 
    • Top Workplaces in Brazil, 2021
    • Asia’s Best Workplaces, 2021
Our Commitments

Better Every Day

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Our Food
We make food that's affordable, accessible and meets a variety of needs.
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Our Planet
We will advance regenerative agriculture on 1 million acres of farmland by 2030.*
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Our People
We bring together remarkable people, bonded over our love for food — all are welcome in our kitchen.
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