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News Bites – June 1, 2012

Every Friday we bring you “News Bites,” a collection of links from the week about General Mills and the food industry. We also highlight content from other General Mills blogs and websites.

Notable posts about General Mills:

Our work with Partners in Food Solutions was highlighted in a CR Exchange post titled “GM Partners in Food Solutions.” And, in The Aspen Institute’s “Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs 2011 Impact Report.”

Packaging Digest wrote about our partnership with GreenBlue and the Sustainable Packaging Coalition in “More leading brands adopt How2Recycle label.” Some of Yoplait’s packaging will soon have the How2Recycle label.

Yoplait Greek is mentioned in Bloomberg Businessweek’s “Beyond meat: Americans preoccupied with protein.”

General Mills UK is listed in “The 2012 UK Best Workplaces.”

“Good Works! Let’s Encourage Companies to Do More of It!” in The Huffington Post mentioned Box Tops for Education.

And we are represented in the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal’s “Social Madness Mania starts today, with 130 companies competing.” Go ahead, vote for us and also follow us on  TwitterLinkedIn and Facebook (Betty Crocker). Every vote, follow and “like” counts!

Notable posts about the food industry:

FoodManufacture.co.uk reported that four “mega trends” are driving growth in food and drink and where functional food is concerned, in “Functionality tops food and drink mega trends list.”

Food Processing posted the “Top Consumer Snack Trends 2012.”

“Hot, spicy flavors boost presence in food, beverage market” in Drug Store News looked at how several flavors have taken on a new role as a healthy way to revamp meals.

Progressive Grocer says “Giant Food, ShopRite Are Consumers’ Favorite Grocers.” Researchers surveyed people across the U.S. and Canada. Walmart also ranked high.

One year ago on “A Taste of General Mills”:

June 1, 2011 – “A bakery that was meant to be”

This was one of our most popular posts of 2011. Read how a Long island bakery uncovered an old Gold Medal flour wall advertisement and hear an interview with the bakery’s owner.

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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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