March 18, 2013
Hunger-Free Minnesota, General Mills Foundation, announce $220,000 grant
Hunger-Free Minnesota and the General Mills Foundation today announced a $220,000 grant award to Children’s Defense Fund – Minnesota. The grant is being given to support Hunger-Free Minnesota’s School Breakfast Program, a statewide effort aimed at increasing participation in the United States Department of Agriculture-funded School Breakfast Program.
March 12, 2013
General Mills announces 15 percent dividend increase
General Mills (NYSE: GIS) said today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend payable May 1, 2013, and also approved a 15 percent increase in the dividend rate effective with the Aug. 1, 2013, payment.
February 28, 2013
General Mills Foundation joins new Presidential Youth Fitness Program
Today, during an event where First Lady Michelle Obama discussed the need for increased physical activity opportunities in schools, the General Mills Foundation committed $10 million to help implement the new Presidential Youth Fitness Program, a comprehensive, school-based fitness assessment program.
September 06, 2012
General Mills named one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Forbes
Forbes magazine has named General Mills to its prestigious “The World’s Most Innovative Companies” list. According to Forbes, the 100 global companies that appear on the list are selected and evaluated based on an “innovation premium” score, which measures the premium the stock market gives a company for anticipated or expected innovation.
August 21, 2012
Nearly 70 percent of the General Mills U.S. retail sales volume nutritionally improved
General Mills has improved the health profile of 68 percent of its U.S. Retail sales volume since 2005. In fiscal 2012 alone, the company improved nearly 16 percent of its U.S. Retail sales volume. Improvements include adding whole grains, fiber and calcium, and reducing calories, sugar, sodium and trans fat. General Mills first began tracking and quantifying health improvements in 2005.
February 24, 2012
USAID honors General Mills with global citizenship recognition
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah visited General Mills’ technical center in Minneapolis to recognize employee volunteers for their global citizenship. The recognition was given to General Mills for its work with food processors and small-holder farmers in Africa through its hunger-fighting nonprofit, Partners in Food Solutions (PFS).
August 25, 2011
BLACK ENTERPRISE selects General Mills for “40 Best Companies for Diversity” list
The annual list appears in the July issue of BLACK ENTERPRISE magazine and on BlackEnterprise.com. Companies are selected based on their success at fostering an atmosphere of inclusion for African-Americans within their workforce. This year marks General Mills’ fifth consecutive year on the “40 Best Companies for Diversity” list.
June 20, 2011
Computerworld names General Mills one of the Best Places to Work in IT
Today IDG’s Computerworld announces that General Mills is the 3rd most desirable company in America for Information Technology professionals according to its 2011 Best Places to Work in IT list. General Mills has made the annual list for 13 years and has been in the top ten for the last five years.
March 24, 2011
General Mills releases 2011 Corporate Social Responsibility Report
General Mills today announced the availability of its 2011 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report covering the company’s progress on health, community and environmental initiatives. The report can be viewed or downloaded on the company’s new CSR website.
March 15, 2011
General Mills a “Top 10” company for executive women
Today General Mills was named to the Top 10 of the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE)’s annual Top 50 Companies and 10 Nonprofits for Executive Women list. According to NAFE, General Mills ranks the highest of all companies when it comes to advancing female employees
January 20, 2011
General Mills advances on FORTUNE’s list of 100 Best Companies
Today General Mills was named to FORTUNE's annual list of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" for its success at creating a great workplace for employees. General Mills advanced to 58th place on this year’s list, matching the company’s highest ranking ever.