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Sep 17, 2014, 06:54 ET
General Mills is one of the world's leading food companies, operating in more than 100 countries. Its brands include Cheerios, Fiber One, Haagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Yoplait, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Old El Paso, and Wanchai Ferry. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, General Mills had fiscal 2012 worldwide sales of US $16.7 billion.  (PRNewsFoto/General Mills)

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...

Sep 16, 2014, 09:00 ET
General Mills is one of the world's leading food companies, operating in more than 100 countries. Its brands include Cheerios, Fiber One, Haagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Yoplait, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Old El Paso, and Wanchai Ferry. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, General Mills had fiscal 2014 worldwide sales of US $17.9 billion. (PRNewsFoto/General Mills)

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...

Sep 10, 2014, 16:14 ET
General Mills is one of the world's leading food companies, operating in more than 100 countries. Its brands include Cheerios, Fiber One, Haagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Yoplait, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Old El Paso, and Wanchai Ferry. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, General Mills had fiscal 2012 worldwide sales of US $16.7 billion.  (PRNewsFoto/General Mills)

General Mills To Webcast Earnings Conference Call On Wednesday, September 17, 2014

 General Mills (NYSE: GIS) plans to report results for its fiscal 2015 first quarter on Wednesday, September 17, 2014.  A webcast...

Sep 08, 2014, 17:00 ET
General Mills is one of the world's leading food companies, operating in more than 100 countries. Its brands include Cheerios, Fiber One, Haagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Yoplait, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Old El Paso, and Wanchai Ferry. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, General Mills had fiscal 2012 worldwide sales of US $16.7 billion.  (PRNewsFoto/General Mills)

General Mills To Acquire Annie's

General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS) said today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Annie's, Inc. (NYSE: BNNY), a leading U.S....

Aug 28, 2014, 17:01 ET
General Mills is one of the world's leading food companies, operating in more than 100 countries. Its brands include Cheerios, Fiber One, Haagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Yoplait, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Old El Paso, and Wanchai Ferry. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, General Mills had fiscal 2012 worldwide sales of US $16.7 billion.  (PRNewsFoto/General Mills)

General Mills Will Webcast Its Presentation At Barclays Capital 2014 Back-To-School Consumer Conference

 General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS) will be presenting at the Barclays Capital 2014 Back-To-School Consumer Conference on Thursday, September 4,...

Aug 25, 2014, 13:45 ET
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Usher Joins Honey Nut Cheerios(TM) to Encourage Families to "Bee" Happy and Healthy Together in New Campaign

 Eight-time Grammy Award-winning megastar Usher and Buzz the Bee, the iconic Honey Nut Cheerios™ character, are using dance to spread the...

Aug 07, 2014, 08:00 ET
Count Chocula(TM), Franken Berry(TM) and Boo Berry(TM) Monsters Cereals have a brand new look�thanks to an exciting partnership with General Mills and DC Comics. (PRNewsFoto/General Mills)

It's a Monster Makeover Thanks to DC Comics

Monsters Cereals are arriving on store shelves now, and this year Count Chocula™, Franken Berry™ and Boo Berry™ have a brand new...

Jul 31, 2014, 09:17 ET
"Homemade" Quality Chili--So Good Progresso Put Its Name on It! (PRNewsFoto/General Mills Inc.)

New Progresso™ Chili is Heating it Up

Progresso is expanding its line to include chili this fall. You can now have 'homemade' quality chili anytime you want with NEW...

Jul 15, 2014, 08:46 ET
General Mills leaders and Chinese officials are ready to break a golden egg to symbolize the opening of the new General Mills innovation center in China.  Pictured from left to right: General Mills executive vice president and president of Innovation, Technology and Quality Peter Erickson, senior vice president and president of General Mills China, Gary Chu, General Mills Chairman and CEO Ken Powell, CIFST President Meng Suhe, and Sanlin Party Secretary Chu Mingchang. (PRNewsFoto/General Mills)

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...

Jul 14, 2014, 08:00 ET
Last year, Churchill Elementary School in Glen Ellyn, Ill. used its National Dairy Council Fuel Up Breakfast Grant to enhance its Breakfast in the Classroom program. (PRNewsFoto/General Mills Foodservice)

National Dairy Council® and General Mills Foodservice Kick Off Fuel Up™ Breakfast Grant Program at the School Nutrition Association's 68th Annual National Conference

General Mills Foodservice and National Dairy Council® are partnering once again to help K-12 schools expand their breakfast programs by...

Jul 07, 2014, 08:00 ET
General Mills taps into the latest food trends with its new product lineup. (PRNewsFoto/General Mills)

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...

Jul 01, 2014, 07:03 ET
Elect America's NEXT Wheaties Box Champion at MapMyFitness.com/wheatiesnext (PRNewsFoto/General Mills)

Sports Fans to Elect America's NEXT Wheaties Box Champion

 For the first time in the 80-year history of the brand, Wheaties will offer America the opportunity to select the next elite athlete to be...

Jun 25, 2014, 06:55 ET
General Mills is one of the world's leading food companies, operating in more than 100 countries. Its brands include Cheerios, Fiber One, Haagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Yoplait, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Old El Paso, and Wanchai Ferry. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, General Mills had fiscal 2012 worldwide sales of US $16.7 billion.  (PRNewsFoto/General Mills)

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.  Fiscal 2014 Results...

Jun 24, 2014, 17:06 ET
General Mills is one of the world's leading food companies, operating in more than 100 countries. Its brands include Cheerios, Fiber One, Haagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Yoplait, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Old El Paso, and Wanchai Ferry. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, General Mills had fiscal 2012 worldwide sales of US $16.7 billion.  (PRNewsFoto/General Mills)

General Mills Elects Henrietta Fore To Board Of Directors

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today elected Henrietta H. Fore to its board of directors. Ms. Fore is Chairman of the Board and Chief...

Jun 18, 2014, 16:42 ET
General Mills is one of the world's leading food companies, operating in more than 100 countries. Its brands include Cheerios, Fiber One, Haagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Yoplait, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Old El Paso, and Wanchai Ferry. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, General Mills had fiscal 2012 worldwide sales of US $16.7 billion.  (PRNewsFoto/General Mills)

General Mills Will Webcast Two Upcoming Investor Briefings

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) plans to report results for its fiscal 2014 fourth quarter and full year on Wednesday, June 25, 2014.  A webcast...

Jun 03, 2014, 09:00 ET
Lucky Charms #LuckyToBe Campaign Celebrates All Marshmallows Among Us (PRNewsFoto/General Mills)

#LuckyToBe Campaign Launches

Lucky Charms™ cereal is launching its second annual #LuckyToBe campaign, celebrating individuality, diversity and inclusiveness. The...

Apr 29, 2014, 13:24 ET
General Mills is one of the world's leading food companies, operating in more than 100 countries around the world. Its brands include Cheerios, Fiber One, Haagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Yoplait, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Old El Paso, Wanchai Ferry, Yoki and more. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., USA, General Mills had fiscal 2013 worldwide sales of US $17.8 billion. (PRNewsFoto/General Mills)

General Mills Makes Joint Commitment with Walmart To Protect Environment and Strengthen Agricultural Communities

Today, General Mills chairman and chief executive officer Ken Powell joined Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. president and chief executive officer Doug...

Apr 16, 2014, 09:00 ET
General Mills and its Foundation have given more than $1 billion to charitable causes worldwide since 1954.  (PRNewsFoto/General Mills)

General Mills Reports Progress on Global Responsibility Commitments

 General Mills released its annual Global Responsibility Report today, outlining its approach to creating economic, environmental and social...

Apr 10, 2014, 08:11 ET
The votes are in! Bizarre Foods America host Andrew Zimmern and General Mills announce the winners of third annual Munchies: People's Choice Food Awards. Tablespoon.com/themunchies.  (PRNewsFoto/General Mills)

General Mills And Andrew Zimmern Announce Winners Of Third Annual The Munchies: People's Choice Food Awards

The people have spoken. After more than a month of voting, Tablespoon.com reveals the best food experiences America has to offer. The Munchies:...

Mar 20, 2014, 09:17 ET
Progresso Recipe Starters provide easy solutions to make weeknight meals tastier.  (PRNewsFoto/General Mills)

Progresso Recipe Starters Just Got a Little "Bolder and Saucier"

Now, families everywhere can prepare a home cooked dish every night of the week in 30 minutes or less with Recipe Starters cooking sauces from...