41 Facts About General Mills

1. General Mills is paying more attention to the health of the soils that grow its ingredients, said chief sustainability officer Jerry Lynch.

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2. General Mills would serve in that role under head coach John Fox until 2010.

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3. General Mills will be the head coach of the East team, while the West team will be coached by Minnesota Vikings linebackers coach Adam Zimmer.

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4. General Mills sent a letter Thursday to US Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar and Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Seema Verma requesting the formal approval of the "state plan amendments" filed by the LePage administration and amended by her executive order.

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5. General Mills should direct her administration to identify the small number of truly dangerous inmates at Long Creek and determine what kind of facility that population needs.

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6. General Mills is backing a Maine Democrat's bill to enshrine certain parts of former President Barack Obama's federal health law into Maine law.

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7. General Mills is backing Democratic Senate President Troy Jackson's bill to enshrine certain parts of former President Barack Obama's federal health law into Maine law.

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8. General Mills is backing Senate President Troy Jackson's bill to enshrine certain parts of former President Barack Obama's federal health law into Maine law.

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9. General Mills renamed the classic Hamburger Helper as simply "Helper.

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10. General Mills easily fits Lynch's "buy what you know" mentality.

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11. General Mills plans to revamp its Fiber One product line in the future to make it more relevant to today's consumers, CEO Jeffrey Harmening said.

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12. General Mills recently released its 2014 Annual Report summarizing our business performance around the world for Fiscal Year 2014.

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13. General Mills introduced Cheerioats in 1941 with a marketing strategy that included a cute little-girl spokes-character named Cheery O'Leary and the tagline "Cheer up with Cheerioats.

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14. In 1994 General Mills joined with CPC International to create International Dessert Partners, which expanded baking and dessert mix business to Latin America.

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15. General Mills has focused on international expansion, recently entering joint ventures with Cereal Partners Worldwide, Snack Ventures Europe, International Dessert Partners, and Tong Want in China.

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16. General Mills is the leading producer of flour, dessert and baking mixes (Betty Crocker and Bisquick), dinner and side-dish products (Hamburger Helper, Suddenly Salad) and fruit snacks (Fruit Roll-Ups).

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17. In 1989 General Mills began showing return for its restructuring efforts.

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18. General Mills now focuses on its remaining restaurants, its cereals, and its Betty Crocker brand foods.

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19. General Mills was incorporated relatively recently, but its origins go back to 1866, when Cadwallader Washburn opened a flour mill in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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20. In 1992, General Mills established Snack Ventures Europe, a $600 million partnership with PepsiCo, Inc to take advantage of the growing market for snack foods in Europe.

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21. General Mills was the only company McFarland had ever worked for, and in choosing him the corporation renewed its commitment to balance and stability.

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22. General Mills was incorporated in 1928, but its origins go back to 1866, when Cadwallader Washburn opened a flour mill in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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23. General Mills had gained on the industry leader through its consistent rollout of successful new products, its ability to maintain the highest price per box average among the leading cereal makers, and the more distinctive nature of its cereals, such as Cinnamon Toast Crunch, which were less likely to be successfully challenged by generic cereals than such easier-to-copy Kellogg brands as Corn Flakes and Raisin Bran.

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24. General Mills added to its product lines in 1999 through several modest acquisitions.

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25. General Mills had gained on the longtime industry leader through its consistent rollout of successful new products, its ability to maintain the highest price per box average among the leading cereal makers, and the more distinctive nature of its cereals, such as Cinnamon Toast Crunch, which were less likely to be successfully challenged by generic cereals than such easier-to-copy Kellogg brands as Corn Flakes and Raisin Bran.

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26. In 1995 General Mills completed its transformation back into a strictly packaged foods company.

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27. General Mills was the only top cereal producer prepared to respond to these trends.

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28. General Mills was the only company for which McFarland had ever worked, and in choosing him the corporation renewed its commitment to balance and stability.

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29. General Mills sponsored radio programs and pioneered the use of athlete endorsements on its own radio station, WCCO.

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30. In 1928, the year General Mills was formed, the company had 5,800 employees and annual sales of $123 million.

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31. General Mills was incorporated in 1928, but its origins go back to 1866, when Cadwallader Washburn opened the first flour mill in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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32. General Mills acquired Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc for approximately $8 billion earlier in 2018.

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33. General Mills acquired the meat-based brand Epic Provisions in 2016.

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34. In 2015, citing climate change, General Mills promised to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 28 percent over 10 years.

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35. In October 2014, General Mills announced plans to cut 700 to 800 jobs, mostly in US, in corporate restructuring planned to be completed by the end of 2015.

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36. In 1980, General Mills acquired the California-based Good Earth health food restaurant chain.

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37. In 1970, General Mills acquired a five-unit restaurant company called Red Lobster and expanded it nationwide.

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38. General Mills came out with their "Monster Cereals" in the 1970s.

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39. General Mills was a sponsor of the Saturday-morning cartoons from the Total TeleVision productions studio, including Tennessee Tuxedo.

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40. General Mills became the sponsor of the popular radio show The Lone Ranger in 1941.

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41. General Mills is competing against independent state Treasurer Terry Hayes and Republican.

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