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Nov 20, 2014, 09:30 ET
General Mills CEO Ken Powell meets with Juan Jose Illan, General Mills operations and agriculture manager in Irapuato, Mexico, where the company is collaborating to protect the watershed that supports its operations.

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...

Nov 07, 2014, 08:31 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.

General Mills Updates Targets For Fiscal 2015 Growth And Multi-Year Cost Savings Initiatives

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) said today that in response to continued weak food-industry trends in the U.S. and slowing growth in key emerging...

Nov 03, 2014, 17:02 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.

General Mills Elects David Cordani To Its Board Of Directors

 General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today elected David M. Cordani to its board of directors. Cordani, 48, is President and Chief Executive Officer of...

Oct 30, 2014, 18:23 ET

General Mills se asocia con el grupo pop latino Camila para la campaña Música y Sabor

General Mills Inc. (NYSE: GIS) hoy anunció su asociación exclusiva estadounidense con el grupo ganador del GRAMMY® Camila para la...

Oct 30, 2014, 11:21 ET
General Mills partners with GRAMMY(R) Award-winning group Camila for the company's 2014-2015 Musica y Sabor campaign focused on connecting with Hispanic consumers through one of their greatest passions: music. Visit www.musicaysabor.com to learn more.

General Mills Partners With Latin Pop Group Camila For Musica y Sabor Campaign

 General Mills Inc. (NYSE: GIS) today announced its exclusive U.S. partnership with GRAMMY® Award-winning group Camila for the...

Oct 21, 2014, 08:26 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.

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...

Oct 06, 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 Receives Antitrust Clearance for Annie's Acquisition

General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS) announced that on October 3, 2014, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission granted early termination of the required...

Oct 01, 2014, 10:23 ET
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Oh Yes You Can… (win a new wardrobe) Enter The "ProgressOh! Wardrobe Makeover Contest"

 Progresso™ is kicking off the "ProgressOh! Wardrobe Makeover Contest" today to celebrate Progresso fans' looking and feeling their best....

Sep 25, 2014, 08:03 ET

Kix™ Cereal Launches New Interactive Packaging with Online Stories by Actress Soleil Moon Frye

 Parents of small children know the early morning routine can be a bit monotonous and sometimes stressful. But what if your kids could start...

Sep 23, 2014, 17:02 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 Quarterly Dividend Declared

The General Mills Board of Directors today declared a quarterly dividend at the prevailing rate of $0.41 per share, payable Nov. 3, 2014, to...

Sep 22, 2014, 09:01 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 Commences Tender Offer for Annie's, Inc.

 General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS) today announced that its direct wholly owned subsidiary, Sandy Acquisition Corporation, has commenced its...

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...