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General Mills

General Mills is an American consumer foods manufacturer and marketer that is headquartered in Golden Valley, Minnesota and was founded in 1866 by Cadwallader Washburn.

General Mills manufacturers and markets consumer foods products that are sold in retail stores across the United States and internationally. The company was founded in 1866 by Cadwallader Washburn, and is headquartered out of Golden Valley, Minnesota.

History

Cadwallader Washburn founded the Washburn flour mill on the bank of the Mississippi River in 1866. In 1877, Washburn struck a deal to form a business partnership with John Crosby to form the Washburn-Crosby company to focus on producing winter wheat flour. The Washburn-Crosby company would later become General Mills on June 20, 1928 after it merged with 28 other flour mills. 

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September 16, 2019

General Mills announces a voluntary national recall of five-pound bags of Gold Medal Unbleached All Purpose Flour with a "better if used by" date of September 6, 2020.

2019

General Mills generates fiscal 2019 net sales of U.S. $16.9 billion. 

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Cadwallader Washburn

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General Mills goes against the grain with traditional farming methods to fight climate change

Jessi Devenyns

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General Mills' Epic brand gets ecological outcome seal for products

Kristen Leigh Painter

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Nestlé and General Mills' joint venture launches organic cereals in Europe

Douglas Yu

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February 3, 2020
WebWire
Today, General Mills announced it has been recognized as a global leader in corporate sustainability by environmental impact non-profit CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) achieving a place on the CDP 'A List' for both climate change and water security. General Mills is one of only 10 North American companies to receive a score of "A" in both Climate Change and Water Security. For the second consecutive year, General Mills was recognized for its actions to cut emissions, mitigat...
January 29, 2020
WebWire
General Mills has launched a regenerative agriculture pilot with farmers in Kansas' Cheney Reservoir watershed which provides water to more than 400,000 Wichita residents. The company targeted this watershed in conjunction with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to improve water quality as part of the state-wide Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy. The 3-year pilot is comprised of 24 wheat growers in and around the 650,000-acre watershed where more than ninety-nine...
December 20, 2019
WebWire
The Honorable Eric H. Holder, Jr., 82nd Attorney General of the United States, will serve as keynote speaker at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday breakfast on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, at the Minneapolis Armory. Organized in partnership by General Mills and United Negro College Fund (UNCF), the event's theme is "Rise Up: Standing Together for Positive Change." "Dr. King believed that as individuals we do not start living until we rise beyond our own individualistic concerns and addre...
December 12, 2019
WebWire
America's favorite cereal is adding happy heart shapes to Honey Nut Cheerios and original yellow-box Cheerios to help bring the heart health conversation to the forefront in a fun, light-hearted way. Just in time for the start of the new year, the limited-edition boxes will contain heart shapes along with the iconic "O". With more than 100 million Americans having some form of heart disease, Honey Nut Cheerios understands how important heart health is, and has changed the shape of its ic...
November 1, 2019
WebWire
Schneider (NYSE: SNDR) a premier provider of transportation and logistics services, is renowned for its commitment to delivering exceptional customer experiences. General Mills, a leading global food company, has recognized this outstanding performance by honoring Schneider with the company's Platinum Dry Carrier of the Year award. The award recognizes a carrier that goes above and beyond in a number of categories, including on-time service metrics, teamwork, creative solutions and inter...
Nathaniel Lee and Shira Polan
September 18, 2019
Business Insider
Eating raw cookie dough isn't safe. While raw eggs have been known to carry salmonella, the raw flour can also be contaminated with E. coli.
September 18, 2019
WebWire
General Mills has been named for the second consecutive year to both the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and the North American Index by S&P Dow Jones Indices and sustainability asset management firm RobecoSAM. , , , , The Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) is one of the most elite recognitions for leadership in corporate sustainability, and is based on in-depth analysis of economic, environmental and social performance. , , , , General Mills ranked in the 88th percentile overall, and secu...
Kate Taylor
September 17, 2019
Business Insider
General Mills, Pillsbury, Aldi, and King Arthur Flour have all recalled flour due to E. coli concerns in 2019.
Kate Taylor
September 17, 2019
Business Insider
General Mills announced a recall of five-pound bags of Gold Medal Unbleached All Purpose Flour with a "better if used by" date of September 6, 2020.
August 27, 2019
WebWire
General Mills Foodservice announces that Kevin Brown, executive chef of SELECT Restaurant in Spartanburg, South Carolina, is the Grand Prize Winner in the 5th Annual Neighborhood to Nation Recipe Contest, which celebrates independent family or "neighborhood" restaurants and food trucks and the one-of-a-kind dishes that reflect their local flavor. A team from General Mills, including the Pillsbury Doughboy, surprised Brown with the news during a celebratory event at SELECT on Saturday. ...
July 8, 2019
WebWire
There is a lot to love about this can't miss line-up of new products from General Mills. Nature Valley Wafer Bars, LÄRABAR plant-based Protein bars and EPIC Provisions Rise & Grind morning-inspired bars are among some of the newest items set to hit shelves this summer. General Mills remains focused on serving food people love through category-leading new product innovation that aligns with key consumer trends including continued interest in snacking, taste and convenience. General M...
June 21, 2019
WebWire
General Mills announces the 20 winners of its Food Recovery Champions program that awards grants to expand surplus food recovery in the U.S. and Canada for greater social and environmental impact. The program reflects General Mills' belief that food waste is a major social, environmental and economic challenge that undermines population food security, contributes to climate change, unnecessarily consumes natural resources like water, and costs families, communities and businesses money. ...
May 31, 2019
WebWire
General Mills was named the 2019 Gold Halo Award winner in the category of Best Employee Engagement-Skilled Volunteering Initiative for its founding partnership and continued impact to support African food companies through Partners in Food Solutions (PFS). General Mills founded PFS in 2008 as an employee volunteer program within the company to address one of the world's greatest challenges - chronic food insecurity in Africa - in a new and lasting way. Since Partners in Food Solutions...
May 23, 2019
WebWire
General Mills proudly awarded Ugo Angeletti, founder of back2earth, and his sister, Emma, $50,000 as the winners of its annual Feeding Better Futures Scholars Program. The program recognizes young people in North America who are doing great things to improve global food issues, such as fighting hunger, reducing food waste and advancing sustainable agriculture in their communities. Experience the interactive Multichannel News Release here: [url]https://www.multivu.com/players/English/854...
April 30, 2019
WebWire
Honey Nut Cheerios has crowned the winner of its first-ever Good Rewards program, with Michael B. Jordan claiming the top prize of $100,000 on behalf of Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger relief organization leading the charge to help end hunger in our country. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) received $50,000, and the Gronk Nation Youth Foundation received $25,000 as the second and third place charity beneficiaries of Good Rewards. ...
April 22, 2019
WebWire
General Mills released its 2019 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 2018 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 advancing regenerative practices across its supply chain., , , , "We know that food plays a central role in peo...
Reuters Editorial
March 20, 2019
U.S.
General Mills quarterly profit beat Wall Street estimates and the Cheerios cereal maker raised its full-year forecast, benefiting from its efforts to cut costs and raise prices, sending its shares up 6 percent on Wednesday.
March 18, 2019
WebWire
Lucky Charms announced today the return of the Lucky Charms Marshmallow Only Promotion, awarding 15,000 limited-edition boxes of marshmallow only cereal to fans across the country. The brand first unveiled the promotion in 2015 by granting ten winners their very own box of Lucky Charms Marshmallow Only, and then again in 2017 expanding to a 10,000- box giveaway. After overwhelming success and enthusiasm following the first two campaigns, Lucky Charms is bringing back the promotion for the t...
March 14, 2019
WebWire
The Mountain View neighborhood in Albuquerque's South Valley is 8 degrees hotter than surrounding areas. Why? There are very few trees. Now, there's an effort underway to cool the hot spot while improving the health and well-being of people who live there. The Nature Conservancy's Urban Conservation Program --designed to bring nature into the city--will bring together Mountain View neighbors, Wells Fargo, General Mills, Inc. and other volunteers to plant more than 50 native and desert ad...
March 6, 2019
WebWire
General Mills today announced its commitment to advance regenerative agriculture practices on one million acres of farmland by 2030. The company will partner with organic and conventional farmers, suppliers and trusted farm advisors in key growing regions to drive the adoption of regenerative agriculture practices. A contributor to climate change, it is estimated that the global food system accounts for roughly one-third of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and 70 percent of water consumption...
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