Maerenn Jepsen

Maerenn Jepsen

Serving up innovation for breakfast at CAGNY


A delicious breakfast buffet of new cereals, yogurts, baked goods and granola bars from General Mills kicked off the first full day of the 2013 Consumer Analyst Group of New York (CAGNY) investor... View Full Post

Is North America ready for retail ready packaging?


Retail Ready Packaging, or RRP, is a hot topic for packaging experts in the North American consumer package goods industry and among retailers. The current issue of Packaging Digest Magazine... View Full Post

Three “Local Legends” in the Twin Cities


For many, a significant part of honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy each Martin Luther King Day holiday is to mark the day through community service. One of my favorite quotations from... View Full Post

Inside the modern invention process


General Mills inventor and senior technology fellow Bernhard van Lengerich is featured in the book “Inventors at Work: The Minds and Motivation Behind Modern Inventors.” Bernhard discusses his... View Full Post

Photo books beyond the norm


Sometimes all we need is a nudge to get us outside our comfort zones. And once we’re there, we’re rewarded. Staff members in the General Mills Photography Studios know what I mean. For the past... View Full Post

5 questions with Ian Friendly


Our latest video in our “5 questions” series is with Ian Friendly, executive vice president and chief operating officer of our U.S. Retail division. I asked Ian about the new products... View Full Post

Marian Wright Edelman to headline 2013 MLK Breakfast


If you’ll be in Minneapolis on Jan. 21, please consider joining us for the 23rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast. The breakfast will be held from 7 to 9 a.m. at the Minneapolis... View Full Post

Dozens of innovations debuting in New Year


Forget sugar-plums. After tasting our lineup of new product innovation, I’m more likely to have visions of chocolate and peanut butter granola bars dancing in my head. Peanut butter and chocolate,... View Full Post