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.
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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