Global growth

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).

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 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.

Dec 20, 2016

General Mills reports fiscal 2017 second-quarter results

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today reported results for the second quarter ended November 27, 2016. "Although we posted disappointing net sales performance in the second quarter, we delivered good growth in adjusted diluted EPS, driven by significant expansion in our adjusted operating profit margin," said General Mills Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Ken Powell.

Dec 13, 2016

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 February 1, 2017, to shareholders of record as of January 10, 2017.

Dec 05, 2016

General Mills announces new organizational structure to maximize global scale

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today announced a new global organizational structure that will support growth and drive greater efficiency by streamlining the company’s leadership, maximizing global scale, and increasing operational agility.

Sep 21, 2016

General Mills reports fiscal 2017 first-quarter results

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today reported results for the first quarter ended August 28, 2016. "Our first-quarter profit margin expansion and EPS results reflect continued good progress on our productivity and cost-savings initiatives," said General Mills Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Ken Powell. "However, our net sales performance did not meet our expectations due to the challenging macro environment, a difficult year-over-year comparison, and a slower start to the year on certain businesses. We are taking actions to improve our net sales performance going forward, leveraging our Consumer First focus. At the same time, we have a number of encouraging examples across our global portfolio where our efforts to adapt to evolving consumer interests are driving positive results."

Jul 12, 2016

General Mills unveils summer 2016 new product line-up

General Mills is following consumer driven food trends with its line-up of products launching this summer around the world. Many of the new products closely align with increasing consumer interest in wellness, convenience, and snacking including new Yoplait Greek 2% Whips!, Nature Valley Nut & Seed Crunchy Granola Bars, Annie’s organic cereal, Old El Paso Mini Taco Boats, Totino’s Pizza Sticks and Häägen-Dazs Stick Bars.

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.

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.

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 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 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.

Dec 23, 2015

General Mills announces acquisition of Brazilian yogurt maker Carolina

General Mills said today that it has acquired Brazilian yogurt maker Carolina Administração e Participações Societárias Ltda., (Carolina), a privately-held dairy products company headquartered in Ribeirão Claro, Paraná, Brazil. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Dec 17, 2015

General Mills reports fiscal 2016 second-quarter results

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today reported results for the second quarter of fiscal 2016. Company remains on track to deliver 2016 growth goals excluding impact of Green Giant divestiture

Dec 15, 2015

General Mills elects two new board members

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today elected Roger W. Ferguson Jr., and Eric D. Sprunk to its board of directors.

Nov 04, 2015

301 INC launches new investment fund through CircleUp to seed emerging food brands

301 INC, the new business development and venturing unit at General Mills, today launched a new multi-million dollar capital fund through the CircleUp marketplace to seed emerging consumer food brands.

Oct 22, 2015

301 INC, General Mills' new business development and venturing unit, to invest in and grow emerging food brands

301 INC, the new business development and venturing unit within General Mills, today announced a new strategy focused on building partnerships with emerging food brands to create breakthrough innovation in the food space. Through 301 INC, entrepreneurs and early stage food companies will have access to capital and the deep knowledge and expertise of General Mills to develop, grow and expand their businesses.

Sep 22, 2015

General Mills reports fiscal 2016 first-quarter results

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today reported results for the first quarter of fiscal 2016.

Sep 03, 2015

General Mills to sell Green Giant to B&G Foods

General Mills, Inc., (NYSE: GIS) announced today it has reached a definitive agreement to sell its Green Giant and Le Sueur vegetable businesses to B&G Foods, Inc., (NYSE: BGS) for approximately $765 million in cash, subject to an inventory adjustment at closing.

Jul 14, 2015

General Mills unveils new product innovation

General Mills unveiled its line-up of new products set debut this summer. Leading this collection is a host of new products to align with growing consumer interest in wellness, including new Yoplait Plenti, Nature Valley Toasted Oats Muesli, and Annie’s organic soups.

Jul 01, 2015

General Mills reports fourth quarter and full year fiscal 2015 results

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today reported results for the fourth quarter and full fiscal year ended May 31, 2015. Fiscal 2015 was a 53-week year, with the extra week falling in the fourth quarter.

Jun 08, 2015

General Mills launches Yoplait yogurt in China

General Mills today launched its Yoplait yogurt brand in China. Three new yogurt lines will be rolling out in hypermarkets, supermarkets and convenience stores in Shanghai, giving consumers new options in China’s premium yogurt market: Perle de lait, a thick and creamy French-style yogurt, Panier de fruits, the first fruit on the bottom yogurt in the category, and O’Fruit, a drinkable yogurt with big fruit pieces that requires an extra-large straw to drink.

Dec 17, 2014

General Mills reports fiscal 2015 second-quarter results

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today reported results for the first quarter of fiscal 2015, and provided an update on new cost-reduction initiatives designed to sharpen the company’s efficiency and growth focus in 2015 and longer term.

Dec 16, 2014

General Mills announces strong product lineup in the queue for the New Year

General Mills announced its newest lineup of products poised to drive growth for the company. Beginning in January, the company will launch more than 50 new products that meet increasing consumer demand for better-for-you snacks, products with simple ingredients, protein, gluten-free and bold flavors.

Oct 21, 2014

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 Annie’s, Inc. (NYSE: BNNY) at a price of $46.00 per share was successful and that it has completed its acquisition of Annie’s, effective as of October 21, 2014.

Sep 17, 2014

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 initiatives designed to sharpen the company’s efficiency and growth focus in 2015 and longer term.

Jul 31, 2014

Department of Defense recognizes General Mills

Today, the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense office, recognized General Mills as one of 15 recipients of the 2014 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The Freedom Award is the Department’s highest recognition given to employers for exceptional support of Guard and Reserve employees.

Jul 14, 2014

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 greater innovation and investment in one of the company’s largest growth markets.

Jul 14, 2014

通用磨坊中国创新、技术及质量中心落户上海

7月15日,全球最大的食品公司之一通用磨坊中国创新、技术及质量中心(Innovation, Technology, Quality Center, 简称ITQ中心) 在上海正式落成。这是通用磨坊海外最大、技术最全面的创新、技术及质量中心,共由食品安全中心、产品研发中心、食品营养科学研究中心及食品感官品评研究中心四大部分组成。

Jul 07, 2014

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 Protein cereal, LÄRABAR RENOLA grain free granola, Chex Gluten Free Oatmeal, nacho cheese blasted Old El Paso taco shells, Suddenly Salad made with whole grains, indulgent Pillsbury Melts filled cookies and Häagen-Dazs Triple Sensations ice cream are among the more than 150 new products appearing across the U.S. and around the world.

Jun 25, 2014

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.

Apr 29, 2014

General Mills makes joint commitment with Walmart to protect environment and strengthen agricultural communities

General Mills chairman and chief executive officer Ken Powell joined Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. president and chief executive officer Doug McMillon to announce a commitment to accelerate innovation in sustainable agriculture and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The announcement was made in Bentonville, Ark., at Walmart’s first ever Sustainability Product Expo.

Apr 16, 2014

General Mills reports progress on global responsibility committments

General Mills has released its annual Global Responsibility Report, outlining its approach to creating economic, environmental and social value in the countries where it operates. The company reported progress in the areas most material to its business – health, environment, sourcing, workplace and community engagement.

Mar 19, 2014

General Mills reports fiscal 2014 third-quarter results

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today reported results for the third quarter of fiscal 2014. Sales and operating profit for the 13 weeks ended Feb. 23, 2014, reflect lower volumes, consistent with generally weak food industry trends during this period; the impact of increased consumer marketing and merchandising investment in the company’s U.S. yogurt business; and negative foreign currency effects.

Mar 11, 2014

General Mills declares 8 percent dividend increase

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) said today that the board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.41 per share, payable May 1, 2014, to shareholders of record April 10, 2014. This represents an 8 percent increase from the previous quarterly rate of $0.38 per share. Including the new May quarterly payment, General Mills dividends per share in fiscal 2014 will total $1.55, up 17 percent from the annual dividend of $1.32 paid the previous fiscal year.

Dec 18, 2013

General Mills reports fiscal 2014 second-quarter results

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today reported results for the first quarter of fiscal 2014. The period includes three months of incremental contribution from new businesses (Yoplait Canada, Yoki Alimentos and Immaculate Baking Company) added in the previous year.

Sep 18, 2013

General Mills reports fiscal 2014 first quarter results

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today reported results for the first quarter of fiscal 2014. The period includes three months of incremental contribution from new businesses (Yoplait Canada, Yoki Alimentos and Immaculate Baking Company) added in the previous year.

Sep 05, 2013

General Mills launches $1.1 million sustainable sourcing program in Peru

As part of the General Mills long term sustainable sourcing program, the company and its Foundation announced a four-year joint commitment with supplier partner AgroMantaro to provide $1.1 million to help smallholder artichoke farmers in Peru increase yields and improve profitability. The new program will reach nearly 100 small-scale artichoke farmers in Peru.

Jul 09, 2013

General Mills details upbeat outlook for investors

Addressing investors and analysts this morning at the New York Stock Exchange, General Mills executives detailed the company’s growth and innovation plans for fiscal 2014. “We’ll be building on a strong track record of annual growth,” said Ken Powell, chairman and CEO of General Mills.

Jul 09, 2013

General Mills to unveil global innovation lineup of 200 products launching this summer

Today, General Mills executives will share the company’s new product innovation plans during General Mills annual Investor Day meeting at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

Mar 20, 2013

General Mills reports results for fiscal 2013 third quarter

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today reported results for the third quarter of fiscal 2013. Contributions from new businesses in this period primarily reflect operating results for Yoki Alimentos in Brazil and Yoplait Canada.

Dec 19, 2012

General Mills reports fiscal 2013 second quarter results

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today reported results for the second quarter of fiscal 2013. Contributions from new businesses primarily reflect the first three months of consolidated operating results for the Yoki Alimentos business in Brazil and Yoplait Canada.

Dec 03, 2012

Production of breakfast cereals kicks off in Malaysia with new CPW factory

Consumers in Asia can enjoy Nestlé breakfast cereals produced in Malaysia for the first time following the opening of a new $35 million manufacturing facility in the country.

Sep 19, 2012

General Mills reports fiscal 2013 first quarter results

General Mills today reported results for the first quarter of fiscal 2013. The period includes two months of incremental contribution from the Yoplait International acquisition completed in July 2011, and three months of results for the Food Should Taste Good, Yoplait Ireland and Parampara Foods businesses acquired during the final quarter of fiscal 2012.

Aug 01, 2012

General Mills completes Yoki acquisition

General Mills announced today the completion of its acquisition of Yoki Alimentos SA.

Jul 10, 2012

General Mills details plans for growth

General Mills executives discussed plans to fuel growth in the U.S. and around the world in the company’s new fiscal year at a meeting with investors today at the New York Stock Exchange.

Jun 27, 2012

General Mills reports fiscal 2012 results

General Mills Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Ken Powell said, “Fiscal 2012 was characterized by the highest input-cost inflation we’ve experienced in more than three decades, and this cost pressure constrained our earnings growth.

Jun 26, 2012

General Mills announces 8 percent dividend increase

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) said today that its board of directors has approved an 8 percent dividend increase for General Mills common stock. The new quarterly dividend of $0.33 per share is payable Aug. 1, 2012, to shareholders of record July 10, 2012. .

May 24, 2012

General Mills announces definitive agreement to acquire Brazilian food maker Yoki

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) said today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Yoki Alimentos S.A., a privately-held food company headquartered in Sao Bernardo do Campo, Brazil. General Mills currently expects the transaction to close during the first half of its 2013 fiscal year, which begins on May 28, 2012, after satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

May 22, 2012

General Mills announces actions to support future growth strategies

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today announced a productivity and cost savings plan designed to improve organizational effectiveness and focus on key growth strategies.

May 17, 2012

Yoplait S.A.S. to directly operate Yoplait Ireland

Yoplait S.A.S. announced today it has agreed to directly operate its chilled yoghurt and desserts business in Ireland, reacquiring the franchise rights to its Yoplait brands and products from its licensee, Glanbia plc.

May 10, 2012

General Mills to market Yoplait yogurt in Canada

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) confirmed today that Yoplait S.A.S. has reached an agreement to terminate the current Yoplait brand license in Canada on September 1, 2012. At that time, General Mills Canada will begin to market, sell and distribute Yoplait yogurt products in Canada under license from Yoplait S.A.S. The current Canadian licensee, Ultima Foods, will continue to produce Yoplait branded products to be sold by General Mills Canada under a multi-year manufacturing agreement.

May 09, 2012

General Mills acquires Parampara brands in India

General Mills announced today the acquisition of Parampara’s branded range of ready-to-cook spice and sauce mixes produced in Pune, India, and sold under the Parampara, StarterZ and Curry Tree brands. Parampara’s products are marketed primarily in the Pune region of western India and exported to countries like the United States, Canada and Japan.

May 08, 2012

Ultima and Yoplait resolve issues, successfully reach agreement

Yoplait and Ultima Foods announced today they have successfully reached an agreement that amicably resolves questions between the two companies.

Feb 29, 2012

General Mills acquires Food Should Taste Good®

General Mills announced today the acquisition of Food Should Taste Good, a rapidly-growing natural snack foods company based in Needham Heights, Mass.

Jul 01, 2011

General Mills completes Yoplait acquisition

General Mills announced today the completion of its acquisition of a 51 percent controlling interest in Yoplait S.A.S., and a 50 percent interest in a related entity that holds the worldwide Yoplait brands, from PAI Partners and Sodiaal in a transaction valued at approximately US$1.2 billion. The remaining ownership stakes in both entities will continue to be held by Sodiaal, France’s leading dairy cooperative.

Jul 01, 2011

General Mills finalise l’acquisition de Yoplait

General Mills annonce aujourd’hui avoir finalisé l’acquisition de Yoplait pour un montant d’environ 1,2 milliard de dollars US, en rachetant auprès de PAI Partners et de Sodiaal une participation majoritaire de 51% dans la société opérationnelle Yoplait S.A.S. et une participation de 50% dans l’entité détentrice des marques Yoplait partout dans le monde. Sodiaal, 1re coopérative laitière en France, reste co-actionnaire de la société opérationnelle et de l’entité détentrice des marques.

May 18, 2011

General Mills announces definitive agreements to acquire yogurt interests

General Mills said today that it signed definitive agreements with PAI partners and Sodiaal to acquire a 51 percent controlling interest in Yoplait S.A.S. and a 50 percent interest in a related entity that holds the worldwide Yoplait brands for approximately €810 million.

May 18, 2011

General Mills annonce la signature de l’accord définitif de rachat de la participation dans Yoplait

General Mills annonce aujourd’hui la signature d’un accord définitif avec PAI partners et Sodiaal visant le rachat de 51% de Yoplait S.A.S. et de 50% de l’entité détenant les marques Yoplait partout dans le monde, pour un montant d’environ 810 millions d’euros. Sodiaal, 1re coopérative laitière française reste co-actionnaire de la société opérationnelle et de l’entité détentrice des marques.

Mar 18, 2011

General Mills to enter exclusive negotiations with PAI and Sodiaal on acquisition of Yoplait interests

General Mills announced today that it has entered into exclusive negotiations with PAI Partners and Sodiaal to purchase interests in Yoplait S.A.S., and affiliated companies.

Mar 18, 2011

General Mills annonce entrer en négociations exclusives avec PAI et Sodiaal

General Mills annonce aujourd’hui être entré en négociations exclusives avec PAI Partners et Sodiaal pour l’acquisition d’une participation au capital de Yoplait S.A.S et des sociétés affiliées.

Feb 22, 2011

General Mills sees growth in global cereal

Addressing analysts today at the annual Consumer Analyst Group of New York (CAGNY) conference, General Mills Chief Executive Officer Ken Powell said General Mills’ global cereal business will be among the strongest contributors to the company’s growth during the next several years . The company expects to add $1 billion to its global cereal sales, reaching $4.8 billion by 2015.

Feb 01, 2011

Cereal Partners Worldwide opens new innovation center in Switzerland

The $50 million facility in Orbe, Switzerland will focus on innovation to deliver new consumer benefits through CPW’s breakfast cereals, including improved nutrition, taste and quality.

Dec 12, 2010

General Mills buys Pasta Master

General Mills announced today that it has signed a contract to buy Pasta Master, a producer of chilled Italian meals, pasta and sauces based in Bendigo, Victoria. The sale is expected to be completed in March 2011.

Aug 19, 2010

General Mills Sells Delicity Bakery Chain

General Mills announced today that it is selling its chain of Delicity bakeries in Argentina in order to focus on growing its core brands and foodservice businesses.

Apr 14, 2010

Informe de responsabilidad social corporativa 2010 de General Mills actualmente disponible

El informe de Responsabilidad social corporativa 2010 de General Mills destaca los logros nuevos, como también los de larga trayectoria en las áreas de salud, comunidad y medio ambiente.

Oct 01, 2009

General Mills supports disaster relief in Georgia, the Philippines

Flood waters last week in the southeastern U.S. state of Georgia followed by a weekend typhoon in the Philippines prompted the General Mills Foundation to make two separate $25,000 disaster relief grants to support relief efforts in both areas.