General Mills to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30% over the next decade

USA – General Mills, a multinational manufacturer and marketer of branded consumer foods, has pledged to reduce absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 30% across its full value chain over the next decade. According to the company, the newly announced commitment aligns with guidance from the Science Based Target Initiative (SBTi) based on the aim to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C. As well as the absolute greenhouse gas reduction commitment, the company also says that it has committed to a long-term goal to achieve net-zero emission levels by 2050.…

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General Mills launches the first ever range of keto-friendly products :Ratio

USA – General Mills, an American multinational manufacturer and marketer of branded consumer foods, has unveiled a range of keto-friendly products under a new product line called :Ratio, representing the company’s first keto-focused products. The :Ratio range initially includes cultured yogurt ‘dairy snacks’ and crunchy bars, with both formats offering 2g of net carbs and 1g of sugar per serving. Five flavours are available across the yogurt range: Strawberry, coconut, vanilla, mango and black cherry; while lemon almond and toasted almond snack bar flavours will be available. According to General…

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General Mills launches additional regenerative dairy pilot in USA

USA – General Mills, the maker of Yoplait, Liberté and Mountain High yogurt products, has launched a three-year regenerative dairy pilot in western Michigan, USA to support the company’s commitment to advance regenerative agriculture on 1 million acres of farmland. General Mills has partnered with consultants Understanding Ag and dairy cooperative Foremost Farms to pilot regenerative practices and provide support to participating dairy farmers. The launch of Michigan, one of the company’s key sourcing region for its fluid milk supply, marks the the third regenerative agriculture pilot that the company…

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General Mills commits to 100% renewable electricity globally by 2030

USA – Minnesota-headquartered global food company, General Mills, has announced that it is investing in renewable energy efforts to support the company’s environmental goal to power its operation using 100% renewable electricity by 2030. The Yoplait and Häagen-Dazs brands owner revealed that it is currently investing in two large-scale wind farms which will produce renewable energy credits (RECs), and anaerobic digestion (which captures and uses methane from waste to generate electricity). Internationally, the company added that it is also investigating renewable projects where it has energy-intensive operations. General Mills notes…

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General Mills names Kofi Bruce to succeed Don Mulligan as CFO

USA – General Mills has appointed Kofi Bruce to succeed Don Mulligan as the company’s next chief financial officer among other several changes in its senior leadership team. Mulligan is planning to retire effective June 1 of 2020 and will transition to an advisory capacity from February 2020. The American branded consumer goods company said that Bruce, currently General Mills controller, will be promoted to vice president, financial operations, from September 2019, and will become CFO on 1 February 2020. Bruce joined General Mills in 2009 following ten years of…

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Godiva partners General Mills to develop new range of baking mixes

USA – Godiva Chocolatier, the Belgium based manufacturer of chocolates has partnered wit General Mills to launch premium baking mixes in the United States. The launch expands Godiva’s capabilities in baking, enabling creation of specialty form desserts at home. The new range is available in four options:  Molten Lava Cakes, Brownie Cheesecake Swirl, Raspberry Chocolate Torte and Flourless Chocolate Torte, each featuring 72% Dark GODIVA chocolate callets. Consumers will be able to make premium desserts at home, with the addition of just a few ingredients, like eggs and butter, and…

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General Mills launches new range of bowl-shaped Old El Paso tortilla chips

USA – American branded consumer goods company, General Mills has expanded its Old El Paso Mexican food brand with the launch of new bowl-shaped chips. Called Tortilla Bowls, the new range is designed for scooping and dipping a range of sides, from guacamole to salsa. According to General Mills, the sea salt-flavoured product has been developed to partner with different fillings to create appetisers or crunchy canapés. The Old El Paso brand includes dinner kits, tacos and tortillas, taco seasoning, sauces, condiments, rice, and refried beans, looking to provide consumers…

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General Mills third quarter sales rise 8% with strong contributions from Blue Buffalo

USA – The multinational consumer goods company, General Mills has reported 8% increase in net sales to US$4.2 billion in the third quarter, including contributions from Blue Buffalo Pet Products which it acquired in 2018. The period ended February 24, 2019 saw operating profit increase 14% while diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.74 declined 54% from the year-ago period that included benefits from U.S. tax reform. Growth in sales was primarily driven by addition of Blue Buffalo, even though positive net price realization and mix were partially offset by…

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General Mills backs US organic cheese maker Good Culture in US$8m funding

USA – General Mills through its business development and venturing unit, 301 Inc has increased its investment in Good Culture, an American organic cottage cheese maker which has secured US$8 million in a new funding round. The fresh funding led by Cavu Venture Partners, alongside investments from Almanac Insights is the latest by the dairy company which also offer both sweet and savory varieties, including strawberry chia, blueberry açai chia, sundried tomato and kalamata olive. According to the company, the proceeds will be used in expansion of its distribution network…

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General Mills launches new Fiber One cereal made with real strawberries

USA – General Mills, the American consumer goods company has launched a new range of Fiber One cereal variants made with real strawberries in the United States. Available in retailers nationwide, the Strawberries and Vanilla Clusters are made with steel cut oats, vanilla clusters and delicious, real strawberries, offering consumers a tasty variety which also increases their fiber intake. Fiber One Strawberries and Vanilla Clusters has 35% of the daily recommended value of fiber in every one-cup serving, according to the company. “We’re excited to add Fiber One Strawberries and…

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