General Mills is gaining market share and driving higher sales despite ongoing supply chain challenges and price hikes thanks in part to strategic investments in brand building and digital consumer engagement, including through a new rewards program,...
While many CPG companies understandably spent the last three years putting out fires, General Mills simultaneously prioritized introspection – taking on projects that CEO Jeff Harmening acknowledged are “hard to put in a spreadsheet and algorithm,” but...
As the largest natural and organic packaged food company in the US*, General Mills has the scale and resources to drive positive change in the food system through its work in regenerative agriculture, sustainable ingredient sourcing, and nutrition access....
New research shows that US consumers are less familiar with the concept of regenerative agriculture than other food production methods, and most are not willing to pay premium for brands making these claims.
General Mills continues to hunt aggressively for acquisitions to build out its five core platforms, including cereal, ice cream, snack bars, Mexican food and pet food, and to consider strategic divestitures as part of a broader strategy to reshape its...
The great SKU rationalization last Spring caused by pandemic-related supply chain constraints and consumer stockpiling not only forced CPG companies to pause production temporarily of some products, but it prompted many to reevaluate their product mix...
Operations expert Victoria Cobos joined General Mills in early November, as the company grappled with the challenges of COVID-19 and the fast-approaching Brexit deadline. We caught up with her to learn what the Supply Chain Director’s priorities are moving...
To mark Whole Grain Day (19 November), Cereal Partners Worldwide (CPW) has again called on governments and policymakers to recognise the contribution of whole grains and help their nation make it a priority inclusion in their diets.
According to the United Nations (UN), climate change threatens our food supply ‘through increasing temperatures, changing precipitation patterns, and greater frequency of some extreme events’. And there’s no time to lose.
General Mills is collaborating with Musim Mas Group to launch a programme designed to integrate independent smallholders from villages neighbouring the Leuser Ecosystem in Aceh Singkil into the sustainable palm oil supply chain to reduce deforestation...
While many manufacturers continue to grouse about updating their Nutrition Facts Panels to comply with Nutrition Label Reform, General Mills not only has rolled out the changes for its “Big G Cereals” ahead of the upcoming deadline, it also took the opportunity...
General Mills today said its first-quarter 2017 sales had failed to meet expectations – with growth in brands including Lärabar and Nature Valley failing to offset declines in other parts of the business.
General Mills tells BakeryAndSnacks.com that its new Pillsbury Minis were ‘the big buzz’ at AWMA 2015 last week, with its distribution partners excited to see new innovation in the packaged bakery category.
Leading food and drink makers including Nestlé, Unilever and Coca-Cola have made good progress in the year since Oxfam released its first Behind the Brands sustainability scorecard – and only one company made no progress, according to the NGO.
In the first of a series of articles on the approach of major US
food companies to health and wellness, FoodNavigator-USA.com
examines the focus of General Mills in the development and
positioning of its portfolio as it aims to meet...
Changing its entire cereal portfolio to whole grains last year
presented General Mills with a huge opportunity, but also a number
of challenges, said the firm, which yesterday explored the steps
leading up to the launch of its whole...
US cereal giant General Mills has indicated year-end earnings will
be higher than previously expected, but admits next year's outlook
may be gloomy as rising commodity costs and interest repayments eat
Cereal and snack producer Kellogg will have the edge over
arch-rival General Mills over the next few years as superior
innovations in the premium health sector and a more focused product
portfolio drive the firm forward, writes Chris...
Frozen and chilled baked goods are the leading lights among US firm
General Mills' bakery and cereal products as the company begins a
tentative recovery against high raw materials costs, writes
PepsiCo has the potential to dominate the emerging snacks market in
Eastern Europe after buying out General Mills' 40.5 per cent share
in Snack Ventures Europe (SVE) for $750 million (€560 million),
writes Chris Mercer.
General Mills is the latest food manufacturer to report a decline
in net profit this year, and again the blame goes on raw material
price hikes and fierce competition in the retail sector writes
There are signs that rising commodity costs are pinching the length
of the food chain with US cereal product maker General Mills
warning that, despite strong fourth quarter figures, the soaring
costs will have an impact in the near...
Nestlé sweetened its position as one of the world's largest
ice-cream makers on Thursday by agreeing to pay General Mills $641m
for the 50 per cent stake of Ice Cream Partners USA it did not