Maerenn Jepsen

Maerenn Jepsen

Boosting profit and market share in our food away-from-home business

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While you’re likely familiar with General Mills’ business from the products that you see on grocery store shelves, you may be less familiar with our food-away-from-home Bakeries and... View Full Post

A chase for the ‘Charms’

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Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, a shot at sweet victory has come for adult Lucky Charms fans who grew up watching Lucky the Leprechaun evade charm-chasing kids. Beginning on St. Patrick’s Day... View Full Post

Dividend increase extends century-long legacy [infographic]

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In a stock market full of uncertainty and unpredictability, General Mills’ 114-year long, unbroken track record of shareholder dividends definitely stands out.* Today the company’s board of... View Full Post

Innovation showcased on Greater MSP Business TV

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Peter Erickson, General Mills senior vice president of Innovation, Technology and Quality, appeared this week on Greater MSP Business TV to talk about the company’s culture of innovation. The... View Full Post

Bridging the education gap

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While Minnesota is home to incredibly strong schools that offer a fantastic education to many children, national statistics reveal that our state has one of the biggest gaps in education achievement... View Full Post

Serving up innovation for breakfast at CAGNY

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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?

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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

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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