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News Bites – January 27, 2012

Steve Harvey played “Principal for a day” with Box Tops for Education this week, there are some interesting trends in bakeries, it’s the end of the late-night Walmart greeter and Tablespoon has a great game-day recipe … those stories and more are in this week’s “News Bites.”

Each Friday, we pick a few links that cover the food industry, General Mills and our blog categories. We also highlight content from other General Mills blogs and websites.

“The recipe for a global food business” – Minneapolis Star Tribune

*Mike Hughlett interviewed Chris O’Leary, the chief operating officer and executive vice president of our International business.

“Comedian Steve Harvey, in visit to Birmingham’s Phillips Academy, recalls own school days” – al.com

*A visit from Steve Harvey and a $10,000 check from Box Tops for Education were the prizes in a contest won by a Birmingham school. Watch video of Harvey’s visit, from a CBS affiliate, here.

“Bakery Trends Show Balance Between Delight and Lite” – FoodProcessing.com

*The trends driving the U.S. baking industry, according to the Center for Culinary Development and Packaged Facts.

“The food waste/sustainable packaging connection” – Greener Package

*Meghan Stasz, the director of Sustainability for the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), discusses sustainable packaging and food waste, in this post.

“Wal-Mart Pulls Night-Shift Greeters as Walton Legacy Ebbs” – Bloomberg

*David Welch explains why the greeters at Walmart won’t be on duty if you’re doing some late-night shopping.

Notable posts from various General Mills communities:

“Game Day: Mini Savory Sammies” – Tablespoon

*Tablespoon contributor Michelle Palm from Minneapolis (Pretty Fluffy Chicken) uses biscuits and pizza dough to for some creative sandwiches.

“Grow your own windowsill herb garden” – Valley Report (Green Giant)

*Some easy tips for growing herbs on your windowsill.

“In Search of a Cereal Made With Whole Grain? Just Look For the White Check” – The Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition blog

*Marilyn Werner writes about the change to Big G cereal boxes to clearly communicate about their whole grain benefits.

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Kevin Hunt is the social media manager in Global Communications for General Mills, based in Minneapolis. He oversees content for "A Taste of General Mills," Channel G, and engagement and strategy for the company's social channels. He began his career at General Mills in 2010.

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