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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

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.

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.

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.

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 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

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 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 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.

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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

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 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 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.